Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Find - Aurifil Thread

I have converted!  I have long been a Coats & Clark Dual Duty thread user.  My old sewing machine preferred the Coats & Clark spool shape and I never experienced a problem with the thread.  As a bonus, the brand is often on sale at Joann's.  Well, I just did not know what I was missing. 


Recently, my LQS switched to selling Aurifil thread.  I had to buy a few spools in colors to match the applique project I'm working on.  Wow, is this stuff ever fantastic!   I am using the 50 wt. size which comes on an orange spool.  It is quite fine and disappears into the applique shape, even with my beginner appliquer less-than-perfect stitches.  I want to try it for piecing as I suspect it will make for flatter seams and help increase size accuracy.

Before trying Aurifil, I did not think thread could make much difference in the final result.  Now I am a believer!


P.S.  The Aurifil thread company doesn't know who I am and did not solicit this post.



8 comments:

Carol said...

I love Aurifill...it's such a non-linty thread in my machine.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's my favorite thread too! I am always surprised that it's so hard to find because I love it and would use it exclusively if I had access to the range of colours.

Strlady said...

The summer before last I took a machine quilting class with Hariett Hargrave and she pimped out 60 wt Presencia thread and I've been hooked on it since then. I learned that thread definitely makes a difference! I have a horrible time finding that thread though and I have heard such great things about Aurifil that I'm inclined to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your feedback about it.

Linda said...

Aurifil is the best!!! I have been a convert for about 3 years. Love it!!! I have so many spools. I even own the thread chart! LOL! I use it for all my piecing and applique. I used to use it to FMQ on my domestic too. It's the best. Enjoy!!

Teri said...

I also love aurifill.....what I really really like is if you put it in your bobbin it last a really long time.....so you don't have to change it as often.

Thelma said...

I'm a aurifill thread lover too, in my machine for piecing. I'm with Carol, it creates less lint. I've started using silk thread for my hand applique piecing, it really hides well too.

alexveronelli said...

Cathy , I am Alex from Aurifil ….I am used to hear bloggers' voices so …. LOL now Aurifil knows about your post and I would like to let you know that I am sharing it on my wall http://www.facebook.com/alexveronelli and on the Aurifil one http://www.facebook.com/aurifil.quilt.thread.
Thank you very much for your kind words about my threads.

Partty said...

I too love this thread. It is fantastic for hand applique and machine piecing. Really for anything you are sewing. When I sew down my binding, it just disappears and can't hardly see it at all.