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Liz in Cville
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Date: 8/6/12 12:54 PM

Hi everyone,

Has anyone tried the Superior University projects? If so, are they any more informative than the best of the free tutorials available on the WWW or Threads "Insider"? If not, I'll save my money for product!

Hope this was a good place to post this query; if not, please feel free to suggest a better alternative.

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Date: 8/7/12 12:24 PM

I don't have any answers on this, but was just wondering the same thing. It looks like a fun way to learn some new tricks, but I am mostly a garment sewer, so am trying to work out whether the things the course teaches would be applicable. It's in my shopping cart but I haven't clicked "Check Out" yetHope someone who has tried it out will come along to discuss it.

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Date: 8/7/12 2:46 PM

Well, it's all about learning about the different threads, so I guess if you think you would ever use some of those threads, it would provide a chance to test them out. I too have seen it, but don't really go for assigned projects as learning. Most of them are things I would feel stuck with after making. However, if you want to know about threads, Superior sells a great DVD with Bob giving the presentations that the tread seminars have had that you can go to onsite. AND a terrific book as well, and they have free downloadable guides for thread etc. Plenty to learn for free! Then you CAN spend the money on threads.I bought the DVD and the large yellow book. I had the smaller book with all the threads in it also.

Thread books and DVD

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Date: 8/7/12 5:28 PM

Yes, we are doing Superior University at the store where I work. It's kind of fun. Superior threads are pretty great, and the little projects have been nice.
I've also been to Threadology, had a good time. I would highly recommend that. The warehouse is fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. I was like a kid in a candy store, and I was better behaved than most about buying.
I'd say that it might be fun to do the Superior University with a buddy, so that you are motivated to actually do the projects. The ladies who have come for our Superior University classes have really enjoyed them

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Date: 8/7/12 8:22 PM

What a great marketing tool to sell threads!!! Everyone raves about Superior's thread, and while I admit it's pretty good, I get a little uneasy when a company makes it sound as if theirs is the only one. The "university" idea to me seems to be another step toward convincing you.

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Date: 8/7/12 10:45 PM

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What a great marketing tool to sell threads!!!


I suppose, but some of us respond better to free samples

Yes, the "University" is a bit off-putting, especially at what I find to be a rather high price. But maybe they have found the sweet spot, and I'm simply not their target market. I do wish they would give more information about the projects, and, better still, the qualifications of those who devised them.

I have tried some of their thread; liked some more than others, and will almost certainly buy more from them.


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Date: 8/7/12 10:51 PM

Despite my previous post, I do look at the "University" info from time to time because it just looks FUN really...I think the spirit of the company is an upbeat spirit. Sure, they are selling their thread, and it is high quality. They are proud of that, and really seem involved in the thread business. It's reading their website that got me interested in paying attention to the difference between threads actually - usually it is a boring, tedious subject, but they make the whole thing sort of fun. Stuff like twists and weight and strands usually leaves me stuporous, but Bob's DVD has been great. I haven't finished it yet even because it sends me to the book and then I get looking online for this or that due to mention in the book. But, for me, I don't have a lot of time to spend so I prefer to sew my projects. BUT, if you want some winter fun, why not go ahead and do the University! If you do - report back. :)

What would be really great would be to go out to Utah and hit the School of Threadology. You can see the humor in every page at Superior Threads as well.Case in point - the page for the Threadology Book. (if "threadology" isn't enough...hahah) It's worth is set at a cool $10,000. I love that. Great sense of humor - how could it not be fun.

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Date: 8/7/12 11:07 PM

Thanks for the input. Wish I had a sewing buddy!

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Date: 6/9/13 7:35 PM

I've been considering the Superior University. When I add it all up, not cheap. Craftsy sales have spoiled us forever. Plus, I'm not sure the projects are my taste. I haven't seen anyone here touting how much they love the Superior course of study.

Meanwhile, I've had lessons on my new Pfaff Creative Performance and the tech/teachers have taught me much more about thread. They are outstanding- it's John from Village Sewing Center in northern Ca. You can see him in action on a youtube that was posted on PR about the Pfaff 5.0. He gave me some excellent handouts; we tried different threads in the classes that came with my machine. And now there's that SMAD to THRAD thread, thread!, honestly. I'm admiring from afar. Thanks Mufffet for that- loaded with great info.

Still, I'm wondering if I were to buy a reference tool from Superior, would it be the DVD, or the big yellow book, or both? My dealer has a wonderful selection of thread and also is a good 1 hour 15 - 30 minute drive. There is a much closer Babylock dealer too, but less thread selection. Any thoughts on what would be useful for me to buy? Yes, I'm asking you to enable! TIA.

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Date: 6/9/13 10:00 PM

i am doing superior university. just finished the 2nd month last week. the first month i had razzle dazzle (got 1 spool in the kit), and this month it was rainbows (got 2 spools in the kit). i think it is a pretty good way to test out the different threads and techniques. do i like the projects? nah. i'm trying to think of it as learning the techniques plus the pretty thread is included.

if i was going to buy one reference tool, it would be the DVD.

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