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Date: 11/14/12 2:32 PM

I have been watching some ebay auctions for the 12 spool sets of Aurifil, 1422 yds per spool. They retail for an average of $8.95/spool, and the 12 spool collections are about $100.

In ebay auctions these sets have been selling for around $60 + shipping!

of course if everyone goes and bids it will drive up the prices...

just thought I'd pass it on...

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Date: 11/14/12 2:54 PM

What makes this thread so good? I keep hearing about but have never brought any. Hard for me to justify the prices when I can get some usable cheaper.

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Date: 11/14/12 3:26 PM

It is nice for piecing and works well for some for FMQ.

It is good consistent quality, so less fraying and breakage. It is a nice weight, not too thick and not too thin, makes it versatile.

edit: one more thing!

these are big spools of thread! The average size spools you get at the fabric stores are 200-250 yards, so 1422 yds is significantly more!
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Date: 11/14/12 7:29 PM

I just got a set of 12 for $4.85/spool!

Doing a happy dance since I have a WHOLE shelf full of old thread that my machine hates...

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Date: 11/14/12 10:41 PM

It is thin, so it does not add bulk to the seam allowance; it is strong, which is helpful for 2-ply; the spool is very large (1300 meters) so it lasts a long time; very little lint; lots of colors including some gorgeous variegated ones which I especially love; the spools are well-designed to help with tangling.

A spool of Aurifil is more than a spool of say, Coats and Clark, but it is a lot bigger, so I am not sure that it is more expensive per yard.

I am not a particular thread snob, and I have C&C and other threads in my stash, but for piecing I love Aurifil because of its strength and thinness.

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Date: 11/15/12 4:17 PM

Much better prices from TristanThreads in BC Canada. I've made a few orders of sets of 28-50wt cotton. Less than half the local prices even with shipping. I like the 50wt for piecing and general sewing, the heavier weights for quilting and top stitching.

I've got a thread stash now too. Also love Presencia 60wt (thanks to CJ 💕) for piecing and Masterpiece (though I haven't tried the new 3 ply).

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Date: 11/15/12 4:19 PM

Might have to check this out. Wouldn't need a lot I mainly use a neutral color for piecing. Do you use it for quilting also.

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Date: 11/15/12 4:25 PM

Yes, I prefer the 40 or 28 wt for quilting b/c I like a thicker quilting thread most of the time, but the 50 wt is super for that too and hand appliqué. They have sets of neutrals for piecing.

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Date: 11/15/12 11:03 PM

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Much better prices from TristanThreads in BC Canada. I've made a few orders of sets of 28-50wt cotton. Less than half the local prices even with shipping.

I have briefly checked out their site, and they are getting rid of all their Aurifil to sell something else!

I can NOT find if the listed prices are US dollars or Canadian dollars, I didn't have a lot of time, but looks like they have some great deals on Aurifil!

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Date: 11/16/12 0:14 AM

Well, it seems like they've had Aurifil "on clearance" for well over a year.

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