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Magnifico and Fantastico (and Twist is coming...)
TessKwiltz
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Date: 12/28/12 12:22 PM

Magnifico
Fantastico

It seems that Superior is finally focusing on the machine embroidery market with these new trilobal threads. Magnifico has been out for awhile. I got a few spools of is as well as Fantastico and Twist at Quilt Festival, but today is the first I've seen Fantastico on their web site and Twist has yet to appear there.

I used Magnifico for both shades of green in this placemat project, and it was gorgeous, but I haven't done any side-by-side comparison with any of my other poly threads. I particularly want to compare it to Floriani

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Date: 12/29/12 0:17 AM

Beautiful work, Tess! May I ask the name of the embroidery pattern? Thank you for the thread info! I have not tried it, but would like to.

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In reply to TessKwiltz <<


Date: 12/29/12 7:30 AM

I will be interested to hear the results of your comparison to Floriani. Floriani is my preferred embroidery thread, I love the sheen and the twist it has.

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Date: 12/29/12 7:41 AM

MY DIL recently got an emb. machine, mostly for kids stuff.
What is your go-to thrifty thread and Online source?
She hasn't liked working with the slippery or too shiny thread available in the standard stores.

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Date: 12/29/12 9:43 AM

Ken's Sewing Center sells Exquisite Poly (I believe this is the same as the old Melco Arc thread) for $2.50 a 1000 meter cone with free shipping. I purchased quite a bit of
Arc when I first started. I use mostly Madiera Poly now, which is sold for 2.63 per 1000 m at Allstitch, with free shipping over $150. I stick to the poly thread because I do things like tea towels to sell, and mostly childrens things.
If she is doing mainly children's items, she will probably want to use one of the poly threads.

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Date: 12/29/12 2:10 PM

I buy from www.metroemb.com

The mini poly cones are $.69 each if you buy the sets. They offer free conversion software so you can match colors listed in the design (I.e., Madeira to metro). I have had no problems with the thread shredding, breaking, or otherwise misbehaving. I do use a thread cone stand next to the machine because I've found that it helps prevent operator error of either putting the spool cap on too tightly or too loose (I do this on my regular sewing machine too - it's a gift )

I would recommend she get a small starter set and "play".

I've also had great results with Gungold thread. It's more expensive but Wawak has a lot of sales and I buy a lot of my notions from them. (request a catalog - their website is behind the times but it's a very reputable company with friendly customer service reps). My Viking #1/1200 only played nicely with gungold when doing embroidery or very dense satin stitching which is why I have it on hand. Happily the Viking also likes the metro embroidery thread too.
I've also used gungold poly when doing rolled hems on my sergers but haven't tried the metro in the serger...yet

-- Edited on 12/29/12 2:13 PM --

Edited again and again because my thumbs are very poor typists with even sadder grammar and spelling skills
-- Edited on 12/29/12 2:16 PM --

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Date: 12/29/12 7:17 PM

Does anyone know: Is Wawak the old Atlanta thread?

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Date: 12/29/12 11:13 PM

Yes - Wawak acquired Atlanta Thread about a year ago. I've been pleased with the service I've received from the company.

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In reply to Lovin To Stitch <<
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Date: 1/1/13 5:09 PM

Quote: Lovin To Stitch
... May I ask the name of the embroidery pattern? ...

Sorry, Lovin, didn't see your question. It's this one from Embroidery Library.

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Date: 1/1/13 5:10 PM

Superior now has Twist up on their site.

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