Bad thread makes sewing a chore. It breaks, shreds, clogs up your machine & if it's not colorfast, can leave a mess of dye on your finished projects. I am always amazed at the amount of sewers I know who consistently use cheap thread. I know we all have a budget to consider, but honestly, with the amount of work you put into a sewing project & the price of fabric, your thread should be one area you don't skimp on.
Much of my preference has been with Mettler Silk Finish thread. I love the sheen & the lack of lint, but the price always made me cringe. Great results, but definitely took a toll on my sewing budget. Then I found Superior's King Tut thread for topstitching & the budget went out the window. I am such a sucker for variegated cottony goodness! I new something had to give, so I went in search of some new options.
I had been seeing a lot of fellow bloggers reviewing Aurifil thread. Everyone seemed to be impressed by the quality so I decided to try it out. I ordered 3 spools from an online dealer & was pleasantly surprised by the $7.50 price tag for 1422 yards. It was economical, but would it live up to the glowing reviews everyone gave it?
|Aurifil spools in shades of ivory, sand & pure white.|
The finished product looked great as well. The thread is so fine that seams melt together & make piecing a dream. Without any extra bulk, the seam allowances lie flat which isn't the case with the bulkier threads. The thread seemed to take a lot of tension - I tried tugging it and it didn't break. I have yet to do the wash test with this thread, but it does seem quite sturdy despite the fine appearance.
Overall, I have been really impressed by Aurifil. Oh, & just so you know, this was my own independent review - I am not affiliated or reimbursed by Aurifil at all! But I do like to share a great product when I find one & would definitely recommend this great thread that's a great value. I figure with the money I save on this thread I can invest in more fabric for my stash - that's my new strategy :)
I would love to hear if you have tried Aurifil before & any thoughts you may have on thread. Are there any other thread finds out there (or thread nightmares) that you can share with your fellow sewists? Leave a comment with your thoughts!