Hey Girlfriends! Kris here! This post kicks off our weekly “Fri-yay Weekly Demo” series! Our lucky local customers love our weekly in-store demos. Every week we have a new demo at our demo table! I am going to be sharing these demos on our blog, along with releasing the products for those demos every Friday! Now you don’t have to be local to enjoy our in-store demos!
I get asked all the time what my favorite quilting and sewing products are. Normally, I’m not too picky but there are a few brands I have come to love over the years. I have always LOVED Aurifil thread, but never really knew why until I saw a post from Miller’s Dry Goods! They explained why Aurifil thread is so expensive. They said, “the answer is…..it’s actually not! 1 large spool of Aurifil (1300 Meters) is the exact same length as 2 large (500 Meters each) and 3 small (100 Meters each) spools of our “less expensive” thread.”
So 1300 meters of Aurifil will cost you $12.00 while 1300 meters of the other brand will cost a total of $16.50!
In Miller’s Dry Good personal opinion, she says “Aurifil is the best thread I have ever sewn with! I avoided the “expensive” thread for a long time but decided to give it a shot to see what all the fuss was about! (Now I know since looking at numbers that it really isn’t “expensive!”)
The first thing I noticed was that the bobbin full of thread seemed to go on forever! This is because it is a finer thread so much more will fit onto your bobbin….this means you don’t have to stop to rewind and replace your bobbins as often! My first thought when I heard finer was more breakage? Nope! Not at all! I personally have had less breakage with Aurifil than I ever had with any other thread!”
I can TOTALLY confirm the truth of those statements! So let’s recap:
Using Aurifil verses other “less expensive” cotton threads means:
- Aurifil thread is a fuller spool, meaning your spool lasts you about twice as long as other spools!
- The finer thread better fills your bobbin… meaning less “out of bobbin experiences”.
- You get way more thread for you money! And who doesn’t love more bang for you buck?!
I was sewing in a class the other day. In the span of two hours, doing the same project, the woman next to me had to rewind her bobbin twice during the class! I didn’t even have to think about my bobbin!
So, THANK YOU to Miller’s Dry Goods for putting into words why I have always loved Aurifil thread! To celebrate our new found knowledge, we have release our entire collection of Aurifil threads online. And we are offering our regular in-store thread discount to our online customers as well! Buy 3 spools, get the 4th FREE!
Enjoy! XOXO, Kris!