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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 10 Dec 2011 20:16 #72090

  • Lorchen
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You can use up your 'old' threads for basting, or pop them in a bag and give them to a textile teacher at your local school. They'd love to use them up for you.

I better not admit to how many of the Superior threads I have slowly accumulated. But full boxes of thread look so much prettier than half-empty ones. :)
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 10 Dec 2011 17:38 #72088

As I live in a country region of Australia I also cannot buy superior threads at the local shop (3/4 hour away) so buy on-line all the time direct from superior web site, and for that reason I thought to mention that I only piece with two colour threads and both are Masterpiece. This is so much easier for me and saves soooo much time thinking about what colours to use when piecing.

Canvas: for all light coloured fabrics
Greystone: for medium to dark coloured fabric


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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 10 Dec 2011 17:08 #72087

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I too have become a thread snob and love Superior threads. In fact, I have drawers full of them - all kinds! I buy mostly cones, which means ordering online since our LQS doesn't carry them. It also means I have to think ahead since most of the local shops also don't carry much of a variety, if any, Superior threads at all, even the smaller spools. UGH!!! The "Brand X" threads from my early quilting and garment sewing days sit, lonely, in drawers. Fi
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 10 Dec 2011 15:57 #72085

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I've been a thread snob for years. LOL....Gutterman is good for fashion sewing though not for quilts, I think. I'm also a needle snob. :D

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Re: I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 10 Dec 2011 14:42 #72082

Pam I went through the same thought prcocess, mainly as it was just so easy to the shops and buy the cheapest thread, but like you ended up with a good superior thread and wow do you notice the difference, especialy when you hold them up to the light, now I dont use anything else. :D :D


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I'm becoming a thread snob, lol. 10 Dec 2011 14:36 #72081

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As I sat here sewing It just dawned on me that I have turned into a thread snob, well just that I realised I am learning to appreciate good quality thread. I have admired Superior Threads from a distance for a long time. I had the odd reel, but not a lot. This year I bought three neutral shades of Masterpiece Thread for piecing my TQS BOM and have since bought some of their King Tut and Rainbow threads and treated myself to a reel of silk thread, too. My most recent wall hanging has used alot of beautiful glossy silky type threads for embellishment. As I sat here this evening, stitching the bindingon with a matching Guttermann thread, the kind that I have used for years for dressmaking, the thought just came to me 'This thread is awful, it's so thick.' :roll: :roll: :roll: Once this binding is finished I will start using my Superior Threads again. The best fabrics and work deserve the best quality threads :D :lol: :lol: :D Well that's what I'll tell DH who pays for them :wink:


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