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Date: 12/1/13 8:40 PM

Have any of you purchased embroidery thread on EBay? What were your results? Thanks!

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Date: 12/1/13 9:26 PM

I have purchased embroidery thread on ebay. Mixed results. My BL Ellure hated it, my Brother Dreamweaver loved it, as well as my PR650.

I have seen that many folks had tons of trouble with it.

I'd suggest trying a few spools of Metro embroidery thread instead. The price is right, and you won't be stuck with a bunch of thread you can't use if things don't go so well. If your machine uses it easily, you can get a set for about the same price as the ebay stuff.

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Date: 12/1/13 10:02 PM

Thanks! Where can I get this thread?

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Date: 12/2/13 1:03 AM

I have used threadart.com and shoppersrule.com for thread (really good buys). Wawak is another good site for all notions including thread. My machine seems fine with all the thread I have used.
But I know other people have complained about different threads, so it just depends on your machine.....trial and error to see what your machine is happy with:)

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Date: 12/2/13 6:29 AM

Just Google "metro embroidery thread".

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Date: 12/2/13 7:59 AM

My Janome loved Metro. I got a few packs of stabilizer and threads and pre-wounds for a very reasonable price.
metroemb.com

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Date: 12/2/13 8:50 AM

OMGosh.. we have loads of info on emb thread in our archives.. I am sure of that.. its where I found the best places to buy thread..
I am a big ebay addict .. but the thread is one category I don't buy in.. you simply have no idea what you might get.. Some sellers claim to respool their thread.. some thread is very old although may or may not be good... Its just a very good chance you might not get good thread on ebay.. And frankly I have not seen that the actual ending bid prices were any better than a sale at my Bernina dealer etc.. or other bonafide net sites..
And an extra BEWARE on off name or thread coming from overseas.. that thread is just horrible.. and could only be used by an embellishment machine..
Please take my advise here.. buy from a bonafide net site.. one of the ones recommended on PR.. and don't buy on ebay..

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Date: 12/15/13 9:47 AM

I definitely second Metro Embroidery Thread. The price is definitely right and I have never had any problems with it. Wish I could say the same about Sulky, which gives me problems every time I use the few spools I have.

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Date: 1/1/14 11:12 PM

I purchased some Floriani off of eBay several weeks ago and boy, did that start an obsession. There was a seller that had about 8 lots of 6 spools each for only $10 (buy it now option) and they were brand new, never opened. Even better, is they were colors that didn't come in the 100 top colors pack or the newer 60 spool pack. Plus, the seller had an extra 10 or so spools that were used a few times, but were practically full and he hadn't listed them. We worked out a deal for those too. So in the end, I wound up with about 60 spools for under $100. I couldn't pass that up!

After the thread came in, I took the plunge and bought the 100 spool top colors pack for a VERY good price off of eBay and then the 60 spool set as well (both with free shipping). When I average out the cost per spool, it is just under $3 a spool. I was able work out a deal with my dealer for another 100 spools at a good price. So in the end, I'll have just about a complete set of Floriani and now I'm selling the rest of my Metro.

I used Metro exclusively for a couple of years and loved it. You can't beat the price and the quality is excellent. The sheen is the same as rayon, in my opinion. My only complaint is they didn't have a wide array of colors like Madeira and Floriani. I do a lot of embroidery and wanted a wider selection to choose from. Plus, when I would run out of a color or two, I hated to have to pay the shipping for just one or two spools. That's when I started purchasing Floriani at my dealer to supplement some of the colors and to replace the one or two that would run out during my project.

Sorry for that long harangue, but my point is you can get some great thread deals on eBay, but I would stick with the name brands. I've seen Metro on eBay and there is also plenty of Madeira, Isacord and RA. I would just make sure you ask how old the thread is and how it was stored since that will make a difference.

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Date: 2/6/14 1:39 PM

So I bought a full set of Threadart, and it does not seem to fill as well as even the Coats and Clark I use at times for a specific color. But I saw a lot of good things here on the board about Metro thread. Could someone who has used it comment on how it fills? I have used Isacord and Sulky and they look very nice but I am looking for an affordable, but good alternative. Thanks!

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