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I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 12 Mar 2015 02:00 #128292

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I've become a thread snob too and especially a fan of Superior Threads. They really put out high quality and it is consistent from batch to batch. I think they hands down make the best metallic thread and I think I've tried them all. I even run their metallics in my long arm (as well as free motion with it) and I don't slow it down for them. Other metallic brands I have to really slow the machine down or the thread breaks. I just don't bother to buy any other brand unless i'm stuck and can't wait the maybe two days it takes for them to shop it.

I do quite a bit of art quilting and their silk and funky fat thick threads are awesome too. I also use different weights to get different effects.

Just make sure you are comparing apples and apples.
You might be comparing a 40 weight thread to a 50 weight thread and they are noticeably different thicknesses when you hold them up.

I am eyeballing the aurifill 12 weight for some bobbin work though.. it looks pretty yummy. So while I"m a Superior Girl, I do stray once in a while for my art wall quilt.
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 20 Feb 2015 09:38 #127522

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Good thread does make a difference. I really like Superior and Aurifil. Both are amazing threads.
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 19 Feb 2015 09:38 #127505

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I realize I am a thread snob also. Superior has improved my piecing along with these wonderful shows from TQS
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 22 Jun 2013 01:37 #105351

Me to me to.......cant go past superior threads I say......... :D :D :D :D


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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 17 Jun 2013 17:02 #105202

The threads that I use the most are Aurifil, Superior and Isacord. Each brand does an excellent job of the purpose that it is meant for. For thread play my favourite is Isacord, with 390 colours to choose from. It does an excellent job and I have never had any problems with it and the results are beautiful.

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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 09 Aug 2012 22:35 #85900

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I have some antiquish threads also. I use a small amount of my mother's old thread on (nearly) every quilt..just a few inches of sewing...as a kind of tradition. But there really are a lot of threads in my collection that can go somewhere else.

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 09 Aug 2012 18:13 #85882

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Anne, you are not the only one with a ton of old threads. I have just sorted through mine and about 90% are now in a box, waiting for the start of school. One of the art teachers loves it when she gets a box full of 'odds and sods' from me. :)
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 09 Aug 2012 09:46 #85863

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I have some threads that belonged to my Mother and she passed away 25 years ago they are in a drawer and that's where they are staying.
They are like rope but in those days there wasn't the choice we have now.
I too like superior threads and I'm looking forward to F.O.Q UK. to stock up.
For free motion embroidery my sewing machine loves Robison Anton and Madera especially their polyneon.
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 09 Aug 2012 06:25 #85853

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I cannot believe the difference in my blocks since I joined TQS. It's the great thread I am using, more careful stitching, starched fabric, and better pressing techniques. I love my Superior thread. Great thread,wonderful service and great teaching can't be beat.
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 09 Aug 2012 02:04 #85846

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Me too!
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 29 Jul 2012 17:59 #85049

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Yep, most of my money spent at a show is spent at Superior.
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 29 Jul 2012 11:32 #85032

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Me too, Roseanne! I grabbed some old thread to do some piecing recently and after sewing and pressing, switched back to Masterpiece for seams that set right into the fabric with no bulk. Surprising how much difference that little bit of bulk makes! :shock:


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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 29 Jul 2012 08:30 #85028

Miss Ann,
I agree! And I notice that a big part of my show budget does always go to Superior, as well! I tried MasterPiece in the SoTTT exchange (for HSTs) and Wow! I loved how that lovely thread just melted in the seam for zero bulk. Never noticed bulk before, but felt like I could really tell the difference.
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 28 Jul 2012 21:19 #85008

A little late to this thread, but I am very much a thread snob. I recently went to the Minnesota Quilt Show and made one big purchase. It was my little tiny bag of threads that cost me a big bunch of money from Superior Threads but do I regret that purchase. Not one bit!!!!! I love my Superior threads. I have a source of Guiterman threads where I can get them at a very good price and for basic one color spools or some variagated colors I still use them. Those I use for piecing primarily. For my raw edge applique or quilting, King Tut or Rainbow are my threads of choice. Occasionally I use metallics and I have found Superior's metallics most reliable. I also use Monopoly for certain things. and then of course there is Ricky Tims Razzle Dazzle for bobbin quilting. Can you tell I am a fan!!!!!!! Not a paid representative in any way. In fact the biggest part of my Quilt show budget always goes to Superior. But their threads are the best and Superior Bob provides the best information so put me on the top of the fan list. Ann
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