Friday, July 25, 2014

Thread

Not much quilting is going on here. It was such a busy week. This morning I am thinking about thread since Sharon posted about it today.
I love all kinds of thread and in the past have purchased
whatever was on sale. But because my Brother machine prefers the 50 wt thread for quilting, I thought I would try the Aurifil in the large cone size. The large cones (5900m/6452yds) have about 4.5 times as much thread as the spools I usually use (which have 1300m/1430yds).  I have not yet found a price for the large cone which makes it worthwhile to purchase, and you don't get the colour variety to work with when you buy the large cones. Unless I find a great deal on the large cone, I think I'll stick with the regular size that I like to use that fits nicely on my machine.
BTW... I tend to watch the Tristan website for Aurifil thread deals.
Okay... better get going and put this thread to use!

8 comments:

  1. I had trouble with my machine when I used Aurifil 50/2. I seem to have better luck with Prescencia 50/3 ... maybe with the extra ply, it's a little stronger? I did notice less lint with the Aurifil, which was nice.

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  2. I'm sure you will find the right thread one day. I bought several beige color cones from Connecting Threads awhile back on sale and will get to using them in the fall, just not enough time right now to start quilting a quilt.

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  3. Our threads are just as important as our fabrics (which are just woven thread). Everyone has their favorites and each machine handles types of threads differently. Even when handquilting - different threads give a different look to our work.

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  4. I pieced a project with Aurifil because I was out of my regular and had won some .. the 50/2 is awesome for piecing... I use the 28/2 for hand quilting too! Love the colors... YLI is my fave hand quilting thread but they don't have the colors Aurifil has.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Kathi

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  5. Your little quilt looks so pretty in your header.

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  6. I use the large cones from Connecting Threads and my machine seems to like it. I use a neutral and don't worry about changing colors it seems to work with everything. As for Aurifil, I tried the 28wt for hand quilting and was disappointed. I am back to using YLI. I like a stronger thread when it comes to hand quilting.

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  7. I'm an aurafil convert. Thanks for the reminder about the Tristan website!

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  8. I have used one large cone of thread. It took about a year and a half. It was silver, a color I tend to use frequently. Hubby bought as a gift (I'd asked for it). He thought if one cone is good why not a black cone also. 6 years later I've barely made a dent in it. I assume it will dry out long before I use it up.

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