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    Super Member Olivia's Grammy's Avatar
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    What is the best site for buying Superior Thread? Just got my HQ16 back for the shop for the second time. It just went in for a cleaning and when it came back it was shreading the thread. I've been using MaxiLock lately bc that's all my machine would sew with. I was very strongly advise not to use serger thread. I remember that my machine came with a spool of Superior thread so I thought I would try that again. After checking some old "thread" threads I found that lots of us use serger thread for LAQ. What's the deal? I have some quilts that I am doing for profit so of course I want to use a good product.
    As always ladies thank you for your help

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    I buy directly from them and have always been happy . They have sales sometimes and I stock up then! :thumbup:

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    Who told you not to use Maxi-Lock? Was it HQ?

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    The store where I had my HQ16 serviced told me HQ told them you should never use serger thread. Or so they said.

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    That is interesting, because I purchased my Fusion from a dealer and he uses Swirls. When I had my yearly checkup on my machine, I had no issues whatsoever with it. I think I will call HQ and see what they say. I like swirls because I never have to fiddle with the tension. My machine loves it.

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    I love the MaxiLock Swirls, that's about all I use.

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    I called Handi-Quilter in Salt Lake City. The educator for HQ said that you can use whichever thread you choose to use. Whatever you decide you need to be sure to keep your bobbin clean. The recommendation, I have heard, is to clean the bobbin area every other bobbin. I usually brush mine out with each bobbin change and I put oil every other bobbin. Sometimes you have tweak the tension(i.e. loosen tension for Swirls), but I don't have to change the tension when I use Swirls. If I use something like KING TUT then I have to adjust my tension. So, the decision is yours. Do whatever you feel comfortable doing. I just wanted to double check what they told you. I know HQ Educators recommend YLI a lot, but I cannot afford that it.

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    I clean and oil my machine after every quilt. I checked the price of King Tut and can't afford that either.

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    This is becoming a very popular LA thread. It has gotten rave reviews:

    http://www.bobbincentral.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=216

    You have to register to be a member to buy but being a member is free. You can request a free sample pack to try. The prices are very affordable. $15 for 2000 yard cone. Also check out Connecting Threads new Pro thread for machine quilting.

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    You could order direct from Superior Threads, their shipping is very reasonable and quick. Also I have have bought thread from SewThankful.com. The thread is a little cheaper per spool, some of my order was back ordered but those items were shipped later with no additional charge for postage on the additonal shipment. I love the Masterpiece threads for piecing and use King Tut in the top for quilting with Bottom Line in the bobbin. Good luck finding something that your machine likes.

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    I bought Superior from mfgr site. Good ppl to deal with.I use the cones & now have a local dealer selling it.

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    I like A&E Signature cotton. It's made by the people who make Maxi Lock and it sews like Maxi Lock but is a bit stronger and comes in dozens of wonderful colors. I get it from Kingsmen Supply Company. The owner David Taft is a veteran with great customer service.
    http://www.kmquiltingsupply.com/
    No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinJoy
    I like A&E Signature cotton. It's made by the people who make Maxi Lock and it sews like Maxi Lock but is a bit stronger and comes in dozens of wonderful colors. I get it from Kingsmen Supply Company. The owner David Taft is a veteran with great customer service.
    http://www.kmquiltingsupply.com/
    No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.
    I also use Signature thread and get mine from Kingsmen. I use Superior So Fine if I want a lighter weight thread that won't show as much. But Signature is a good thread that is reasonably priced.

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