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Thread: VARIGATED THREAD

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    Super Member Sandee's Avatar
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    Where do you buy your varigated thread & is it cotton, a blend or something else???

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    I get mine from JoAnn's or the LQS. I prefer the one from the LQS, but price dictates most of the time so it's JoAnn's with a coupon. Rayon or polyester, depending on the color I need.

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    If you have a Hancock's in your area, they also have varigated thread, too. If it isn't on sale, you can use a coupon for it there, also.

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    Coats & Clark makes a cotton brown, tan variegated that I love & use a lot & I buy that at Joann's with a coupon. I use rayons & poly's too where ever I can find the color combo I am looking for.

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    I bought an autumn gold-rust variegated thread at JoAnn's to stitch in the ditch on my husband's quilt. It worked very nicely. There were a lot of fall colors in that quilt, and it blended beautifully with the backing.

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    What I'm confused about with variegated thread because the changes between colors are so subtle, or so far apart, that I can't really see the effect. Am I looking at something wrong, or expecting too much?

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    I got a bunch from Threadart when they had a sale.

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    I use King Tut from Superior Threads. I'm a true thread geek. I even belong to there thread of the month club!

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    I usually order online but couldn't tell you the site or the kind of thread. All I know is my machine loves it. I have ordered King Tut from Superior Threads - expensive but wonderful thread. I have also ordered from Connecting thread, works fine - again, couldn't tell you what kind
    my suggestion to you is try different kinds to find what your machine likes.

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    YLI has some wonderful verigated threads- so does Sulky-
    there are some fabulous silk verigated - i think Atlanta thread company has a special going on for the silk threads-
    i buy my threads from:
    connecting threads
    Atlanta thread company
    Superior Threads

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    Aurifil varigated is awesome.

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    Coats and clark varigated is awesome......buy mine from Walmart.

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    Thank you everyone for responding !

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    Can you do hand quilting with these threads?

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    love varigated threads..... harder to find for me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabaddict
    I usually order online but couldn't tell you the site or the kind of thread. All I know is my machine loves it. I have ordered King Tut from Superior Threads - expensive but wonderful thread. I have also ordered from Connecting thread, works fine - again, couldn't tell you what kind
    my suggestion to you is try different kinds to find what your machine likes.
    I love King Tut Superior, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    I got a bunch from Threadart when they had a sale.
    Me too, even with the postage to me in the UK their prices are unbeatable and I, n my machines, love the quality and colours: http://www.threadart.com/shop/category.aspx?catid=41 they have a special extended July 4th offer on at present, up to 33% discount :shock:

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    I love Aurifil, Wonderfil, YLI to name a few. I can get some at the LQS, others I get from

    Red Rock Threads: http://www.redrockthreads.com/

    or Sue's So EZ Designs: http://www.sewezdesigns.com/

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    I haven't seen any verigated thread at Connecting Threads. Am I just not seeing it? I love their thread but most important is my machine loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnalynett
    I haven't seen any verigated thread at Connecting Threads. Am I just not seeing it? I love their thread but most important is my machine loves it.
    A few months back , I called and asked them about varigated thread. They said they didn't carry it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    Can you do hand quilting with these threads?
    I think it's usually used on a machine. I haven't seen any varigated hand-quilting thread. You probably could hand quilt with the all purpose varigated thread, but hand quilting thread is harder thread and holds up much better, doesn't fray when being pulled through the fabric so much like an all purpose thread would, and will hold up in your quilt much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    What I'm confused about with variegated thread because the changes between colors are so subtle, or so far apart, that I can't really see the effect. Am I looking at something wrong, or expecting too much?
    Some have short color changes and others are longer :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    Can you do hand quilting with these threads?
    I have already used the King Tut for hand quilting and it works just fine for me. Coats has varigated thread expecially for hand quilting, it's also called Dual Duty like the solid thread colors.

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    I love Superior Threads King Tut, yummy stuff!

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    I got mine at Joann with coupons. I'm using Sulky rayon.

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