Love at first stitch

It’s no secret that I love thread.  All kinds of thread for all different machines and projects.

For sewing and piecing on your domestic machines, many of you probably use Guterman.  Not a bad thread until you try Metler Silk Finish, the thread I’ve been using for years.  It’s like going from RoseArt to Crayola– a little better, but the other will do in a pinch.  In fact, the other will be just fine if you haven’t tried the other.  I mean, thread is thread, and who wants to spend a fortune on thread?

But I recently bought a box of Aurifil since one of my clients talks so highly of it.  I wasn’t expecting a life changing experience.  It’s just thread, remember.  But Wow!  There’s no comparison.  It runs through the machine like butter. Or like silk.  Or like air.  Or like something that is smooth that goes through a machine.  In fact, it makes me tongue-tied and completely lost for words.

I love falling in love.

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6 Responses to Love at first stitch

  1. Skye says:

    Yes! The first time I did a hand binding I was sold, sold, sold. Now…the process of transitioning all my extensive thread into Aurifil…that may take a while.
    Luckily, I’ve got a while.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Swoon. I love Aurifil! The 50-weight is the bomb-diggity for machine quilting. I ordered a color card so I could match threads to quilting projects. Monogrammed Heirlooms sells all 50 colors in 1400-yard spools for $8.00 each. If you buy 4 or more, you get 10% off. If you buy 10 or more, you get 20% off.

    Happy stitching!
    xo -E

  3. Karin says:

    what weight did you get? I’d love to try it. I use Guterman now……

    • Maryellen M says:

      Karin, the orange spool ends are 50wt. Each weight is on a different color spool. I use color coordinated bobbins (mine are plastic) but you can mark your bobbin with a little matching nail polish to know which weight is on which bobbin. Sharon Pederson has some great hints for this.

  4. I love watching you fall in love. I’m still a thread newbie…. and I don’t quilt on my machine. It is ridiculous how many coats and clark spools i still have. Shudder! But I do have gutterman in my neutral colors, you know, black, brown, tan, white, ivory and three shades of pink 🙂

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