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Carolyn (CarolBeau) Posted: Mon, Dec 23 2013 7:49 AM

I *love* aurifil and my machine seems to run more smoothly with it, but I hate that it's so expensive.  I recently found a site that has a good selection of aurifil threads at discounted prices, so I wanted to share.  They offer reduced price shipping if you order at least $50 or free shipping if you hit $100.  I got 2 cones for $71, including shipping and was quite happy with that.  The large spools that I get for $12 at my LQS are  $8.79 here.

I'm in no way affiliated with these guys, just had a good experience and wanted to share.

www.pumpkinvinecorner.com

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Thank you, Carolyn. I have never used that brand. Is it for regular sewing and quilting or for embroidery?

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Ginny replied on Mon, Dec 23 2013 9:02 AM

Linda, I get my thread at Pumpkinvine corners also.  Of course, it is the aurafil.  My babylock loves it.  It is for sewing.  I haven't gotten into embroidery yet, so haven't looked for that.  I think you will be very happy with the service at this company.  I know that I am.    Ginny

 

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Ginny replied on Mon, Dec 23 2013 9:03 AM

Oops, it is for quilting also.  Ginny

 

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Kris replied on Mon, Dec 23 2013 6:29 PM

Linda Gless:

Thank you, Carolyn. I have never used that brand. Is it for regular sewing and quilting or for embroidery?

Aurifil comes in different weights for different applications. 

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I use the 50 weight and it's very thin. I love that for piecing because it doesn't create bulk in the seams, but that weight is probably too thin for embroidery. 

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I LOVE Aurifil, especially for machine quilting.  I also use the 50w for piecing.  You can also check out Red Rocks Thread here:

http://www.redrockthreads.com/

They often have specials and they are very quick with delivery!

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Nana replied on Thu, Dec 26 2013 8:08 PM

Carolyn

I use Pumpkin Vine all the time.  They are a small company and are great to do business with.

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Kelley replied on Fri, Dec 27 2013 8:35 AM

Nana:

 

I use Pumpkin Vine all the time.  They are a small company and are great to do business with.

This is where I get my cones..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AURIFIL-100-COTTON-QUILT-THREAD-CONE-50WT-BEIGE-2000-6452YDS-/370956834372?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item565ec01644

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Suzette replied on Wed, Jan 22 2014 1:40 PM

I have always bought my Aurifil at Red Rock Threads, but I will be checking out Pumpkin Vine as well! :-)

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Thanks Carolyn, I am always looking for better prices on aurifil thread.  I love it but your right pretty pricey!   

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The price of aurifil is going up, but it's worth the price.

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Shar replied on Thu, Mar 20 2014 9:18 AM

Aurifil is an amazing quality thread.  Keeps your machine clean and sews so very well, particularly because it doesn't bulk up the seam.  It fills the bobbin efficiently so it lasts longer.

One point to consider when choosing where to purchase Aurifil...Your Local Quilt Shop is there to service your quilting world.  The dollar or two you save on something that lasts so long can make the difference to whether YOUR shop is able to stay in existence.  Yes, it really does.  Shops are usually owned by women.  They are small business owners trying to be there because they really love quilting.  When I spread the cost of my thread over my projects, then compare it to the value of walking into a REAL quilt shop where I can get help and info...well.

Please maybe think about this if you have a local shop to support.

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BarbC replied on Thu, Mar 20 2014 11:20 AM

LOL - I just ordered Aurifil this morning before seeing this post.  My LQS doesn't sale it, so I got it at fabric.com for 9.48 for large spool and free shipping on orders over $35.  I'll have to check out the other sites as well.

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Shar replied on Thu, Mar 20 2014 4:01 PM

Of course if your LQS doesn't have it, get Aurifil where you can. :-)  Once you use this wonderful thread you will become a devoted user.  By the way it has a great FB page.

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