Day 2-Aurifil thread…


I am sure, like you…I need to do some last minute things…so here’s today’s post…stop a little now and then and just to reflect on where you are, what you have accomplished and think about where you are going…both literally and in your dreams!!!


I love my Aurifil thread…50 wt. for all my piecing…I want you to know we expanded our line to include the larger cones in all the colors they come in… please read all the uses for this remarkable thread but hands down the main reason we use it is how clean it runs in the machine…no lint anywhere and its runs like a dream through my machine…

Aurifil’s 50wt thread is our most versatile and most popular Cotton thread. It is available in all 270 of our Cotton colors, and is wound on our iconic orange spool. The 50wt is strong and thin, and results in remarkably flat and crisp seams. While it is wonderful for piecing, subtle quilting & topstitching, and English Paper Piecing it also works incredibly well for Needle Turn Applique, Bobbin and Machine Lace, Machine Applique (Straight Stitch, ZigZag, Blind Hem and Blanket Stitch,) Machine Embroidery, Dense Machine Quilting, Subtle Machine and Longarm Quilting, Basting, Whole Cloth and Micro Quilting, and Dense Background Designs.

Needle Turn Applique, English Paper Piecing, Hand Piecing, Bobbin and Machine Lace, Machine Applique (Straight Stitch, Zig Zag, Blind Hem, and Blanket Stitch), Machine Embroidery, Dense Machine Quilting, Subtle Machine and Longarm Quilting, Basting, Whole Cloth and Micro Quilting, Dense Background Designs.

Needle Recommendations:

  • 80/12 Microtex/Sharp, Universal, Quilting, or Denim Needles (50wt in the bobbin)
  • 4.0 Longarm Needle (50wt in the bobbin)


(6452 yd cones shown above)  I use all large cones for the basic’s


My fabric lines have become a little more on the lighter side so I have had to add a few more colors to my thread options…white, cream, light grey dark grey are all new to me in the last year…I am loving the change…so we are offering ALL Aurifil in any size on sale 20% off..


(1422 yds spools shown above)

I use this size spool for my specialized stitching! Like buttonhole around appliqués and e.p.p. I do not like seeing the thread when doing e.p.p. so I like to use an exact match…

They come in 4 sizes…I call them mini, standard,  large cone & super cone…we only carry the middle two sizes…

Click HERE to see all the colors they come in at a glance…Someday I will have them all!

Click HERE to go to add some to your collection!



When I empty a spool of Aurifil one would think you would be sad…but when I empty one I think…. woo whoo look at the the stitching I have done!…I want to throw a party and  I am happy to  buy another large cone or standard  size spool.

Leave me a comment…what thread do you use…do you feel the same way when you empty a spool?  Again…will pick some winners on Jan.1st…



232 responses to “Day 2-Aurifil thread…”

  1. Kathleen Avatar

    I feel exactly the same way you do; I think “look at what I have accomplished!”

  2. Tami Ellis Avatar
    Tami Ellis

    I use Aurifil thread as well. When I get to the bottom of a spool, I get excited to buy and open a fresh one. There’s nothing like a freshly opened spool 🙂

  3. Sharon LaBarge Avatar
    Sharon LaBarge

    DMC and Aurifil…….I am new to wool appliqué. Having fun with colors and textures.

  4. Charlotte L Ferrara Avatar

    I love the Aurifil thread. Worth every penny.

  5. Beth Talmage Avatar
    Beth Talmage

    I use Aurifil 40, 50, and wool, and Sulky when my machine is acting up (because it really seems to be the never-fail with my Pfaff–who knows?). I’ve just started hand-stitching with Aurifil wools and that is a new pleasure–and I can’t wait until I have my first empty wooden spool!! The Christmas tree ornaments I am going to make with those!!

  6. Cheryl G Avatar
    Cheryl G

    I love Aurifil. It doesn’t leave lint. I can sew longer without cleaning. When the cone is done it’s party time. The only problem is the cone last a long time.😊

  7. Karin Avatar

    I love the Aurofil 50 wt! It works for hand appliqué and machine piecing. I like it’s versatility since I use a wide variety of techniques on my projects…I don’t have to have a separate thread for everything. Finishing a spool just means I’m “on to the next”!

  8. Maggie R. Avatar
    Maggie R.

    I always use Aurifil thread!!

    1. rwolden Avatar

      I use Aurifil 50 for all my piecing. It lasts forever.

  9. Kolleen M Dickinson Avatar

    I Love Aurifil Thread! This is the only thread I use now for quilting. The amount per spool does make you do a happy dance when you empty a spool. I wish I could get a bobbin with that much thread on it?. 🙂

  10. Kathy Avatar

    I love Aurifil and use it all the time for piecing. I’ve recently used up all my gray spools, so I think my color palette has been changing, too. This sale is right on time!

  11. Krissy Butorac Avatar
    Krissy Butorac

    I remember being at your store and talking with one of your girls about thread and my husband making a comment about what’s the big deal about thread? (I’m going to make him read this post) My response is the same for most comments like that. “A happy wife is a happy life” Thread makes a huge difference. And those colors! Love them.

  12. Deanna Bowman Avatar

    Aurifil is my favorite (not saying out loud I’m a thread snob, but kinda am). lol I do a lot of hand
    piecing, and applique, epp with Aurifil. Love seeing the end of a spool also.

  13. Glenna C Denman Avatar
    Glenna C Denman

    I too use Aurifil thread for nearly everything to do with sewing, including subtle quilting. The only time I use something different is that I will use Wonderfil in the bobbin for machine quilting if I need a different color in the bobbin than in the top thread. Good to know I can get my thread from you! Thanks for the drawing too!

  14. Barb Tuman Avatar
    Barb Tuman

    I save the empty spools, it here must be a craft project for them. Thinking about winding small yarn amounts on them.for small projects. Barb Tuman

  15. Patti S Avatar
    Patti S

    I am in the process of switching to Aurifil Thread. I feel the same way when my spool is empty! Next one, please!

  16. Imelda Dochter Avatar
    Imelda Dochter

    I like the aurifil thread for piecing and applique.

  17. Sheila Snyder Avatar
    Sheila Snyder

    I too, like using the 50wt Aurifil thread. But unlike you, I don’t like to use it up in the middle of a project. My first thought is “Oh no! Now I’ll have to rethread my machine!”

  18. Lisa Mikel Avatar
    Lisa Mikel

    I love Aurifil 50 weight thread. I learned about it a few years ago, tried it and I LOVE it! It is the only thread I use for piecing. It is satisfying emptying a spool of thread thinking about all the lovely projects/quilts it was used in.

  19. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    Aurifil is my favorite thread to use. And yes, when I use up a spool I know that I have accomplished a lot

  20. tamara williams Avatar
    tamara williams

    I love Aurifil thread! Really don’t use anything else anymore. Recently added a boxed collection of colors. I’m going to get more adventurous when quilting.

  21. Kristine Avatar

    I definitely feel like I have accomplished something when I empty a spool of thread. Also, I get to shop for more!

  22. Mary Kastner Avatar
    Mary Kastner

    I share your love of aurofil thread. It is the best! It takes a while but a lot of happiness we
    when the spool runs out- I get to start a new one! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  23. Julie Preston Avatar
    Julie Preston

    Yes I love emptying a spool! A definite celebratory event. I reuse the empty spools for winding edging and quilters bias on. With the super sized cone the celebration is rare. I live for 3 bobbin days:)

  24. Donna B Avatar
    Donna B

    I love Aurifil thread. Trying to be a good stitcher and use up some others I have bought in the past!

  25. Kim Avatar

    I need to start using better threads such as this! I tend to use up my old stuff if it’s the right color. Emptying a spool is just so satisfying!

  26. Anne Michalik Avatar
    Anne Michalik

    Love aurifil thread. I’ve been using it for a long time now. It Does feels good to empty one !

  27. Bonnie larson Avatar
    Bonnie larson

    I love aurifil thread and use it lots in my stitching. Thanks

  28. Bonnie larson Avatar
    Bonnie larson

    I love aurifil thread and use it lots in my stitching. Thanks

  29. Kathy Elwood Avatar
    Kathy Elwood

    I use Aurifil thread, too, but am not sure what weight it is. I’ve always bought regular spools, but I think I’ll try the cone.

  30. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    Aurifil thread is the only thread I use since you recommended it years ago. You never steer us wrong! Nothing but the best end result!

  31. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    Aurifil 2024 White used most often. I buy the 1422yd spools when I find them locally. I need some off white which is in such demand, always sold out at my local shop.

  32. Jane Avatar

    I have used aurifil for probably 15 years! I own many many colors…but only use a few. I do love when I use one all up because…I think, maybe I can now buy a new one. Do you sell the holders for the big cones?

  33. Gwen Avatar

    When I empty a spool I always worry that I won’t be able to find the color again. When I tried the aurifil I found it to be extremely curly and easily broken so wasn’t impressed. Maybe I need to try it again.

  34. Theresa Taylor Avatar
    Theresa Taylor

    I love Aurifil thread , I have been using it for about six years now.

  35. Terry Avatar

    I love aurifil thread as well. I use it almost exclusively. I also like to match my thread with whatever I’m making. I love that it doesn’t make a lot of fuzzy lint on my machine It is well worth the price

  36. Pam H Avatar
    Pam H

    I also love using Aurifil thread. A few years ago I decided to save empty spools in a large clear bowl. Amazing how fast they add up with doing a little sewing almost every day! Grandkids love to play with them.

  37. Harriett Murray Avatar
    Harriett Murray

    I have been using Aurifil since they first showed at Houston show. I will only piece w their 50wt & I use 2010 color. Lint is never a problem either! I’ve been known to machine quilt w it too. Also, it works on all machines, even featherweights 🥰. Have a blessed Christmas. 🎄🎄. You are such a giving lady & most thankful for all that you share.

  38. Judy Avatar

    I began using it after I purchased several spools of neutral shades in Paducah in the early 2000. Won’t use any other tread for piecing as it seems to disappear into the seams and hand appliqué, since my favorite silk thread has been discontinued. I even like and have used the 28 weight for hand quilting.

  39. Charmaine Avatar

    I’ve been using coats and Clark, but now that you’ve educated us on Aurafill, I’m switching!!!
    Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing your knowledge with us! 🎄

  40. Sarah Avatar

    I also love Aurifil! I save the empty spools and I use them to wrap the bindings that I make. I use washi tape to attach to spool and at end – it works for me.

  41. Vicki Davis Avatar
    Vicki Davis

    I know it’s not a great idea but I use the thread I got from my mom when she quit sewing.

  42. Susan Collier Avatar
    Susan Collier

    I use all airifil thread! Love all the colors too although I seem to use a couple colors the most

  43. Maureen Fry Avatar
    Maureen Fry

    I love it for piecing and hand sewing. I agree no lint!

  44. Karren Avatar

    Love, love, love my Aurafil thread — I won’t use anything else. My friends and I have a contest to see who empties the most spools and bobbins during the year.

  45. Sherrill L Ash Avatar

    I love Aurifil too and how much stitching can be done with one spool. Recently bought my first cone since I tend to piece with a neutral thread.

  46. Mary Kolb Avatar

    I use Aurifil thread in both the large spool and the regular cone.sizes.

  47. Robin T. Avatar
    Robin T.

    I love Aurifil and use it because there’s no lint and so many colors to choose from. There’s more thread on the medium spools than other brands. It seems like it takes forever to empty a spool. I load bobbins with a variety of colors and create my own “thread donut” to keep with my hand stitching.

  48. Gale W. S. Avatar
    Gale W. S.

    I have loved using Aurifil ever since I first tried it. Now using it for embroidery by hand, too!

  49. nancy Avatar

    I use Aurifil for my hand applique.

  50. Dana D Avatar
    Dana D

    I switched to Aurifil for piecing and applique a number of years ago and won’t use anything else now. It is a great thread! I pretty much use one color for all of my piecing and go through several large spools a year. I have around 100 of the small spools for my applique – way more than I need, but they were so fun to collect!

  51. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    Aurifil is my go to thread…I fact, it’s my only thread. I use it in my Bernina 1090 and my Juki (thank you Lisa).
    My current color of choice is 2370…a pretty solid neutral, not too dark, not too light. I use it for piecing, appliqué and EPP. I love that it’s lint free and doesn’t clog up my machine.

    Thank you Lisa, Nick and all the shop employees in Wi and Ca for all you do for the cult following you. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all the best in 2020

  52. Gale W. S. Avatar
    Gale W. S.

    I have loved using Auriful since I first tried it several years ago. Now using it for hand embroidery as well.
    (reposting this, since my previous attempt didn’t seem to post)

  53. Clara Avatar

    I use Aurifil for piecing my blocks and machine quilting my small quilt projects. Never thought to use it for machine embroidery. I’ll have to give it a try because some projects are not suitable for polyester embroidery. Merry Christmas to PG staff!!

  54. Maryella Avatar

    I also use Aurifil for everything except for binding my quilts etc.
    It’s the best.
    Thank you Lisa.

  55. Gloria Whittington Avatar
    Gloria Whittington

    Love the thread! Throwing a party is always a good idea!

  56. Ruth Ann Avatar
    Ruth Ann

    I like to use the aurifil thread as well. I totally feel the same way when I empty a spool. But I have never emptied a large spool of aurifil thread. We all need goals! Thank you so much for these posts. The sales are great and the information you share is wonderful as well. Merry Christmas!

  57. Robin R Avatar
    Robin R

    I use Aurifil for piecing my quilts. I also use it for straight line quilting (the only quilting I know how to do). I usually buy the large spools. Love this thread!

  58. Sysan G Avatar
    Sysan G

    I love Aurafil. I buy it by the “ box” as I have no local quilt shops. I like to use YLI 60 at for my miniature quilts. I piece using a Singer 301from the 1950s with threadedspool pins. The YLI spools are shorter and just work better. Who recycles the orange plastic? Didn’t I hear that they were recyclable? Merry Christmas

  59. Jamie Austin Avatar
    Jamie Austin

    Aurifil 50 weight is my fav thread as well,

  60. BarbBBQOnnen Avatar

    Aurifil threads are THE BEST. I like to use the neutrals – cream, tan, grays – as they seem to disappear in any color.
    Don’t have many “colors” but I agree with you for use on EPP.

  61. Roxie Ahlbrecht Avatar
    Roxie Ahlbrecht

    I love Aurifil thread. I use it for machine piecing, hand piecing, and EPP. Do they have an option for hand-quilting?

  62. Kimberly Lusin Avatar
    Kimberly Lusin

    I love Aurifil thread and have been using it for many, many years. My go to favorite colors are 2326 and 2370. They are a light neutral and a dark neutral, both great for piecing. Thank you, Lisa!

  63. Debra Miller Avatar
    Debra Miller

    I have some Aurifil thread but do not use it exclusively-I have so many other thread brands that I have purchased and use as well. No problems with any of them.

  64. Kathy Dinsley Avatar
    Kathy Dinsley

    Aurifil is my favorite thread. I use light grey thread the most.

  65. Terri S Avatar
    Terri S

    I have never tried Aurifil, would love to try it!

  66. Kathy C Avatar
    Kathy C

    I use only grey thread

  67. Susan Kerkendall Avatar
    Susan Kerkendall

    Aurifil is my go to thread for applique and piecing. I, too, get very excited when I empty a spool because it means I’m getting something accomplished.

  68. Dede benson Avatar
    Dede benson

    I LOVE auriful, been using it several years now. So much nicer & cleaner than what i used before, cant remember the name, but its what was available at that time. I also love color so the more to choose from, the better

  69. Vickie Olsen Avatar
    Vickie Olsen

    The only thread I like to use in my machine. Gotta run, more shopping to do!

  70. Therese Avatar

    I use Aurifil or Mettler

  71. Karen S Avatar

    I recently tried out Aurifill 50 wt thread and I’m hooked. I could not believe the difference this thread made in my piecing accuracy. I had wondered what all the fuss was about until I tried it. Wow! It’s amazing good thread.

  72. Mickey Childress Avatar
    Mickey Childress

    I use Aurifil thread. Use it for most everything I do

  73. Candee Avatar

    Always Aurifil! Makes such a difference.

  74. Patti O'Donnell Avatar
    Patti O’Donnell

    I love Aurifil and love it. I still remember the first time I finished a spool when I first started quilting. I was so excited about it but no one understood. But I did. I had finished several quilts and had the results of my accomplishments to last a lifetime. What’s not to be excited about that.

  75. Beth N in AZ Avatar
    Beth N in AZ

    For patching, I use Aurifil on the orange spools. For hand embellishing though I am absolutely in love with Silken Perle 5

  76. Katy Avatar

    The spools last so long, that it is a celebration when you finish a spool!

  77. Barbara Ahlf Avatar
    Barbara Ahlf

    I use Signature, but would love to try Aurifil thread. I love it when I empty a spool, as I know I’ve done a lot of stitching.

  78. Kary Avatar

    Love Aurifil. It lasts forever so it is a celebration when you finish the spool.

  79. Carolyn Avatar

    I also use Aurifil 50 wt & love it! Thanks for all your hints.

  80. Lori Albrechtsen Avatar
    Lori Albrechtsen

    Aurifil is my favorite thread hands down! When I finish a spool I can’t believe that I’ve actually sewn that much! It’s great but then I have to buy more! 😂 it’s good and bad.

  81. Lauren Devantier Avatar
    Lauren Devantier

    I like to use aurifil for piecing, glide for machine quilting, superior thread King Tut for machine buttonhole stitch and superior thread bottom line for zig zag mini satin stitch – these 2 superior threads work for my machine applique. That’s not to say I don’t have other threads in my tool box but these are my go to choices.

  82. Bev F Avatar
    Bev F

    I’ve been using Aurifil 50 wt for several years now and just love it. I always feel very accomplished when I empty a spool!
    Merry Christmas to you and you family and staff!!

  83. Wendy Snyder Avatar
    Wendy Snyder

    Recently, I have become a huge fan of aurifil for my EPP hand work (60w) , 50w for machine piecing, and my new love of 40 weight for denser machine quilting on my sweet sixteen! Happy holidays!

  84. Linda Lovely Avatar
    Linda Lovely

    Aurifil is my go to thread, I love that it is available in the larger spools. Wish I had saved or kept track of how many spools I have used thru the years.
    Quilting is my therapy, love love love it!!!

  85. Katherine Avatar

    Like the 28/wt for hand quilting

  86. Chris Thorpe Avatar
    Chris Thorpe

    Only use Aurifil, absolutely love how it looks on my quilts. Thanks for all you do for us Quilter’s! Wish your stores were closer! Merry Christmas!

  87. Debbie Ballard Avatar
    Debbie Ballard

    I love Aurifil thread for both machine piecing and hand appliqué.

  88. Ellen R Avatar
    Ellen R

    So when I got a new machine it quickly told me….only use Aurifill I will not behave unless you are using this thread. Love their colors and the quality if you are going to do all this work why use a lower quality thread? Thanks for the sale!

  89. Pam Bo Avatar
    Pam Bo

    Ok. I am uninformed! I need to try the thread. Didn’t realize there was so much to dislike about common thread!

  90. suejean1 Avatar

    I use aurifil for all my machine work. My machine loves aurifil thread. Yes, I do get excited when I finish a spoil of thread. I feel like I have really been productive. 🙂

  91. Judy Clark Avatar
    Judy Clark

    Aurifil 50 wt is the only thread I use for all my basic piecing/quilting. I was happy to read your post and recommendation of it, and that it is lint free. I was told by my Bernina dealer that Aurifil was very linty and that was bothering me. Thanks Lisa and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  92. Shirley Avatar

    I am trying to expand my aurifil. Love that thread. My featherweight also loves airifil.

  93. Pam Avatar

    I recently purchased a new machine and so am the process of deciding which thread to use. I hear so many good things about Aurifil-would love to win a free spool! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  94. Sharon tseu Avatar
    Sharon tseu

    Aurifil 50 weight is the only thing I use in my Bernita or my Juki. When I switched from a different, but high quality thread, I was amazed at how much less lint was created. I have become a Valdoni snob when it comes to hand wool,appliqué, still use silk for needleturn appliqué. Somebody in one of my quilt groups is always collecting empty spools for some craft project.,so even the empties get a chance to be happily recycled!

  95. Chrissy Altelaar Avatar
    Chrissy Altelaar

    I just started seeing with Aurifil, absolutely love it.

  96. Deb C Avatar
    Deb C

    I have tried other name brand threads but found Aurifil several months ago & LOVE it! High quality, low lint and so many colors! You and your staff work very hard all year giving us new ideas and fabrics to use. Hope you all relax & enjoy the holidays!

  97. Marlene Leonardo Avatar
    Marlene Leonardo

    Ever since I started quilting I’ve used Aurifil. It’s strong and reliable….and a spool seems to last forever. Love it!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!!! 😉

  98. carol thomas Avatar

    I have not used Aurifil yet. I didn’t think I was quite accomplished enough to use “the best thread.” 2020 I think I am going to give myself better tools.

  99. Cindy Avatar

    Since you told me about aurifil at your retreat that is all I Use!!! Love it!!!

  100. Peggy A Avatar
    Peggy A

    like you happy, accomplished much

  101. Kathy Johnson Avatar
    Kathy Johnson

    I LOVE Aurifil for piecing!

  102. Jane K Avatar
    Jane K

    The Aurifil 50 wt does make piecing more accurate for sure. I also used it to quilt two table runners last week and was very pleased. Wouldn’t it be fun to have the rainbow of colors just to stare at and enjoy?! Merry Christmas everyone!!

  103. Donna Watson Avatar
    Donna Watson

    I have never used Aurifil but would like to try. I have mainly used Gutermann for piecing and a little hand quilting.

  104. see mary quilt Avatar
    see mary quilt

    Aurifil has been by go to thread for a good number of years now. I do almost all of my piecing with a handful of neutral colors in the large cones. Happy to hear you carry a lot of it.

  105. Laura B Avatar
    Laura B

    I use Quilters Select or Masterpiece. My Pfaff machines do not seem to like Aurifil When I empty a spool I think , now should I save this for something in the future? But then decide I have enough “just because stuff” in my quilt room and life and just give it a pitch

  106. Sandi McDaniel Avatar
    Sandi McDaniel

    Yes, I recently jumped on the aurifil band wagon…love how it sews on my featherweight.

  107. Linda Cates Avatar
    Linda Cates

    I use Aurifil in my machine, Superior Bottom Line for EPP and now Valdani for wool!

  108. Lynn M Barrett Avatar
    Lynn M Barrett

    I love to piece with Aurifil because of the fine, smooth finish. It is easy to press a flat seam without having a ridge. Glad that you are carrying such a full line!

  109. Mary Hoeppner Avatar
    Mary Hoeppner

    Discovered Auriful several years ago at a quilt show and have used nothing but Aurifil regular spools and cones since. I have convinced quilt shops and quilting friends to use and wouldn’t use anything else. Nice to know you carry for sale both regular and cones. Merry Christmas to all

  110. Cindy G. Avatar
    Cindy G.

    I use Aurifil in my machine.

  111. Brenda Wyatt Avatar
    Brenda Wyatt

    I have to admit I haven’t tried Aurifil, now I must!

  112. Leanne Mal Avatar
    Leanne Mal

    I’m an Aurifil gal all the way!!!! I do feel the same way as you do when I empty the cone! I think back in all the projects I did using that cone of thread and I amaze myself! Hahaha! It’s the simple things that make me happy 🙂

  113. Rita Hill Avatar
    Rita Hill

    Never tried Aurifil thread. Will have to give it a try soon.

  114. June Avatar

    Love Aurifil thread. All sizes.

  115. Peggy Avatar

    I am a recent convert to Aurifil thread. I received it in a monthly sampler box and just fell in love with it. Now, I am wanting to add more colors to my thread stash and look forward to trying this brand with big stitch quilting as well.
    When I finish a spool of thread, I definitely feel a rush of happiness. Kinda like a surge of accomplishment, to know I have sewn thru that much thread and can now load a new spool on !! yay

  116. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    Ever since the first time you talked about Aurifil thread, I use it instead of anything else.

  117. Debbie G Avatar
    Debbie G

    I don’t use Aurifil, but after reading the comments here, I think I should give it a try! My machine loves Guetermann.

  118. Kathy Harris Avatar
    Kathy Harris

    I love Aurifil thread. I use it for piecing, embroidery and needle turn. Wonderful colors.

  119. Beth Avatar

    I use Auriful all the time – mostly the light cream, grey and black. Great thread!

  120. P Avatar

    I’ve never used the Aurifil as I’ve never had access to any locally. Judging by your post and the comments above, it’s high time I order some!

  121. Terri U Avatar
    Terri U

    I am now using Aurifil thread for the last couple of years. I have bought a couple of collections of colors and really like the thread.

  122. Joan Avatar

    I just purchased some spools of Aurifil for my next project. I had recently read a post about how much they love it so I wanted to try it! I love reading posts about what people love to use and helpful tips! I too love seeing the end of a spool… long as I have another one to take its place so I can continue to sew!

  123. Cheryl Keown Avatar
    Cheryl Keown

    I discovered Aurifil thread about 10 years ago and have only used Aurifil thread since then. Best thread ever!

  124. Mary Lu Avatar
    Mary Lu

    I useand love Aurifil…no lint.

  125. Marsha Avatar

    I use Gutermann… as I have Pfaff machines… recently I have purchased a Juki TL-2010Q … I am loving it !!! I should try Aurifil for my next thread purchase.. Merry Christmas

  126. Sue Arndt Avatar
    Sue Arndt

    I consider myself a “thread snob” and only use Aurifil. I purchased a big spool last fall and am still using it. It’s the best

  127. Sue Bennett Avatar
    Sue Bennett

    I only use Aurifil thread. I do all my piecing with it. When I come to the end of the spool I think wow you have been doing some sewing. I have never used the big cones so may have to try them.

  128. JoAnn Winters Avatar
    JoAnn Winters

    In the past, I used Mettler, then Masterpiece, now Aurifil for my machines–I have Berninas, Brother and HandiQuilter and all sew beautifully with Aurifil. As everyone says, no lint is a key, but the thread blends so well, too! I do small block piecing and Aurifil seems to sink in so well, adds no extra bulk, love it!

  129. Tracey Galloway Avatar
    Tracey Galloway

    I use Aurifil for my piecing and quilting. When I finish a spool, I think back to all the quilts that I used that color thread. I’m also happy bec as use it usually justifies buying new thread. You c as not just buy thread. 😁

  130. Kristy Avatar

    I use Aurifil 50 wt for piecing and quilting! I lovingly refer to myself as an “Aurifil snob.” When I empty a spool honestly my first thought is,”Wonder what art project my littles can do with this?” You can never start too young indoctrinating them regarding quality.

  131. Kathie Bruhn Avatar
    Kathie Bruhn

    I use Aurifil thread all the time. I feel like I have really accomplished something by emptying a spool.

  132. moosebaymusings Avatar

    I use Aurifil on the large cones–my machines love it! I’m not sure why, but I save all my empty orange spools in a jar–I’ve had to up-size the jar twice.

  133. Jackie Barron Avatar
    Jackie Barron

    I use the 50 wt. As I empty a spool I put the now empty spool in a mason jar and then I can see at the end of the year how much work I’ve done.

  134. DEB WORTHMAN Avatar

    I use Aurifil when I can. My other choice (local quilt shop stocks) is Gutterman.

  135. Avatar

    Aurifil is my go to thread for piecing. But I love the 100wt Wonderfill for machine appliqué. It just sinks into the piece. I love when I run out so I can try a new color. Merry Christmas!!

  136. linda bechtel Avatar

    Love Aurilfil thread for all my piecing!

  137. Sheila Plock Avatar
    Sheila Plock

    I use Aurifil 50 wt. and love it. I keep all my empty spools in a basket for the year and then I feel a sense of accomplishment when I see them at the end of December.

  138. shadesofrandom Avatar

    I love Aurifil and use it for my hand sewing and applique. I use DMC and Aurifil for my embroidery. I have mixed feelings when I empty a spool. One is like you look how much sewing I’ve done and the other is uh oh I need another spool that color.

  139. Nancy D Avatar
    Nancy D

    I use dmc embroidery thread for appliqué. And for my machine usually coats and Clark thread. But I think I’m going to try Aurifil now! Sounds wonderful! Merry Christmas!

  140. Gloria Avatar

    I am happy I was introduced to Aurifil three years ago. I do admit to using some of my other threads when I need a color that I don’t have in Aurifil. I have not used it for hand applique. I keep all empty spools in a glass jar so always happy to add another one.

  141. EllenB Avatar

    Aurifil 50 wt is great for piecing and machine quilting, but I’m loving the 12 weight for hand quilting and embroidery.

  142. Pam Walton Avatar
    Pam Walton

    I love finishing a spool. I save all my spools and for birthday presents I wrap dollar bills around the empty spool and tie it with a pretty ribbon. They are a real hit. Hi from Canada Pam Walton

  143. needleminder Avatar

    I’ve been an Aurifil convert for at least 15 years. Tried a spool when I was on vacation and packed everything but thread, and the shop owner had highly recommended this new imported thread. I thought to myself “thread is thread!” . WRONG! Makes a big difference in my piecing and pressing too.

  144. Barb Avatar

    I’ve used Aurifil for EPP and love it.

  145. Robin Elliott Avatar
    Robin Elliott

    I have to admit I have never used Aurifil! Maybe I’m too cheap!lol I would love to try it however. I just use good old Coats and Clark thread. I hear everybody rave about it but have never heard why they love it so much.

  146. Camille Avatar

    Hooray for Aurifil! I love the 50 wt and use it for everything you mentioned. So, what do you do with your old nasty thread? I use mine for basting EPP shapes (hexagon, diamond etc.) or for basting quilts. I am thrilled whenever I use up and toss those old nasty thread spools… not wasted but out of my sewing space.

  147. Katherine Avatar

    Until about a year ago, I always used Mettler 60/2 weight cotton thread for all my piecing — so I still have a pretty good supply. However, I am thrilled with the Aurifil 50 weight especially because it has little or no lint.

  148. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    I use all aurifil. Love it for all the reasons you said. You got me hooked on it.

  149. Judy J Avatar
    Judy J

    50 wt Aurifil is my favorite for piecing and EPP.

  150. Bonita Zobl Avatar
    Bonita Zobl

    Aurifil is the best in my book…tried and true on all of my projects. And soooo many colors. Its like s technicolor dream!

  151. Natalie Rogers Avatar
    Natalie Rogers

    I do not usually love it when I run out of thread, because I am usually right in the middle of something, and don’t want to go get more thread on my wall. I do like it sometimes because then my wall of thread looks a little neater.

  152. Cheryl Gherna Avatar
    Cheryl Gherna

    I like to use aurifil thread too. I use King Tut on my mid arm machine. When I empty a spool I think, wow all the love I stitched and gave away. Then I add the empty spoon to continue my garland Made of jute and of empty spools with bits of fabric tied in between. Going around my quilt room will make me feel like I’ve gone around the world with love.

    1. Cheryl Gherna Avatar
      Cheryl Gherna

      Sorry I apologize for the duplicate, I didn’t think the first posted.

  153. Cheryl Gherna Avatar
    Cheryl Gherna

    I use aurifil thread too for piercing. I use King Tut on my mid arm foot to quilting. I feel similar in that I think, wow look at all the love I have made and given away. Then I use the empty spools by having them on a mute line with bits of fabric left over from projects and think again, if I make it around my quilting room it will be like going around the world giving with love.

  154. Karen H Avatar
    Karen H

    I use aurifil 50# thread for piecing and 80# for applique- I think it is a great thread and has been the only one I’ve been using for some time now

  155. Linda Avatar

    You got me started on this several years ago. I read and observe and learn from you, even from a distance. I love the thread, the way it is smooth and sews well. I bought a big cone of your favorite brown you said you piece most everything with. It is a great blender. I have used It a lot, but it has lasted a long time. I agree when I’m finished it will be a celebration because it will mean I have finished a multitude of quilts.

  156. Barb Avatar

    I only found out about Aurifil about six months ago and I love it!
    Merry Christmas to your family!

  157. Kyra Franz Avatar
    Kyra Franz

    I love Aurifil Thread and am becoming a proud collector of necessary basic colors.

  158. Lj Avatar

    I have never used Aurifil. Have used Mettler. Need to try it and will after my stash is close to being low. Feel satisfied when a spool is empty unless it is right in middle of a project. Then the kid gets the empty spool to play with!

  159. Margaret Hayes Avatar
    Margaret Hayes

    I like Aurifil for hand binding. It is so smooth and light weight.

  160. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    My first choice is Aurifil. When I use up a spool, I feel obligated to look thru my stash for a useable color in another brand. Sometimes I use what I find, sometimes I just throw it out. Slowing winnowing all thread brands except Aurifil and DMC. And then go shopping for new Aurifil.

  161. Jayne Avatar

    My fave is also Aurafil. Full disclosure: I have an addiction; when I finish a spool I save the empties to show just how much stitching I’ve done. Psst-don’t tell my hubby.

  162. mary Hawk Avatar
    mary Hawk

    I am an Aurifil fan too. I feel a sense of accomplishment with an empty spool. It means some sewing happened!

  163. Cheryl Avatar

    My fav is Aurifil! I use it for EEP and machine piecing! Feel accomplished when I finish a spool!

  164. Joni Everson Avatar
    Joni Everson

    I say crap need another spoil of thread!!

  165. Kim Avatar

    I also use Aurifil. I love how clean the thread leaves my machine. I use Aurifil in both my Pfaffs and in my Featherweight machine. Kim

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  166. KRISTIE Avatar

    I am 100% aurofil as well and definitely like it so much better than anything else. I save my empty spools until year-end and then can really see how much I have been stitching!

  167. Julie T Avatar
    Julie T

    Aurifil is the BOMB!!! It is the only thread I use when quilting.

  168. Lori T Avatar
    Lori T

    I also love aurifil thread. Since I started using it my piecing has been a lot more accurate, and I use it all the time for needle turn appliqué. It just disappears into the piece. When I empty a spool I think I sure hope I have another one so I can keep working on my project.

  169. Lisa Kishman Avatar
    Lisa Kishman

    Aurifil always!

  170. Judyk Avatar

    I love Aurifil threads, when I have to use something else in a pinch it reminds me again of why I use Aurifil.

  171. Susan P Avatar
    Susan P

    I love Aurifil threads also! I have a bunch, but always looking to expand my collection. I also use poly YLI thread when I am bag making.

  172. Sue knill Avatar
    Sue knill

    Also use Aurifil for piecing I like a medium grey works for all colors. When spool empty I think oh my maybe I should re order never want to be without.

  173. Patti Avatar

    I use Aurifil thread for piecing. And yes, I also get excited when I empty a spool. I like to save all the empty spools for 1 year and look back at how productive I was.

  174. Pam Knight Avatar
    Pam Knight

    I use Aurifil thread for piecing as well. I work at my LQS and we recommend it to our customers.

  175. Martha Campbell Avatar
    Martha Campbell

    I am excited to finish a spool! I use aurifil and Mettler. Aurifil’s color choices are fabulous and my thread of choice.

  176. Amanda Best Avatar
    Amanda Best

    I use Aurifil and Connecting Thread’s Essential thread. I am always so happy to finish a spool, (unless it has been discontinued, then I’m sad) because I think of all the work I have done!

  177. Carol Garner Avatar
    Carol Garner

    I too use aurifill thread, sews like a dream, always amazed at how long a spool lasts. Truly a bargain and very kind to our machines.

  178. Carolyn Sands Avatar
    Carolyn Sands

    Love Aurifil! When I empty a spool, I add it to my collection! Its a great product.

  179. JoyceO Avatar

    I love 50 wt. aurifil thread for piecing and quilting. Love, love all the many colors!!

  180. Sharon Browne Avatar
    Sharon Browne

    I have not, as yet, tried Aurifil thread even though I have heard so many good things about it. I have been using Coats & Clark and I still have quite a bit left, so I need to use that up first. I do get a feeling of satisfaction though, when I use up a thread spool. I save the empty spools in a large jar for the year to see how much I have accomplished.

  181. Mary Howland Avatar
    Mary Howland

    Aurifil. I like sewing and quilting with it.

  182. Kathy Bonnell Avatar
    Kathy Bonnell

    I love piecing with piecing Aurifil! I usually use a neutral color.

  183. Charlotte Schindler Avatar
    Charlotte Schindler

    I won a spool of Aurifil thread from you many years ago and ever since I have used it for my piecing as well as my quilting. I am not sure that I have any thoughts when I empty a spool other than I get to go shopping.

  184. birdlooker Avatar

    My machines and I LOVE Aurifil. I use it for absolutely everything!

  185. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

    I am trying to use up all the different kinds of thread I have before buying more. I do however have a few spools of Aurifil thread and love it.

  186. Belinda Jones Avatar
    Belinda Jones

    For all my quilting, I use Aurifil thread. As a preschool teacher, when I empty a spool, I think, “How can I use this with my class?” Empty spools have been used to make circles with paint, pla doh, and with stamp pads. I keep empty spools in a plastic bin so that they’re ready to use when needed. A bin of empty spools are great fun for preschoolers and give me the feeling of satisfaction because there’s tangible proof that I’m sewing!

  187. Becki Avatar

    Aurifil is the best. It is the thread of choice for all of my sewing. I use light gray most.

  188. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    I have not used Aurifil yet. Where have I been? Seems everyone but me knows about this.

  189. Karla Avatar

    Thankyou Lisa for getting me to try Aurifil, I Absolutely LOVE ❤️ it!! And now I’m spoiled!!! That’s the only thread that I sew with on everything!!! Seems like it last forever!! I always make sure that I have some in my inventory when I empty one, which is getting kinda low, so it’s a good time to order some!!!

  190. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts Avatar

    LOL when I empty a spool I think ‘drats I don’t think I have another’! 😮 I use Guterman thread the most because it is what I inherited from my Mom. Thanks for the fun!

  191. bobbie rumler Avatar
    bobbie rumler

    I use Aurifil thread 50 wt all the time it is great thread and my quilting is more percise, I don’t worry about the sewing machine filling up with thread dust as I call it thanks I’m collecting all the colors… empty spool is a good thing…..Means you’ve made love

  192. Christi Avatar

    I’m not sad I’m just amazed at how much thread I use. I go through a lot of thread. I do use Aurifil but not exclusively. Love Aurifil colors.

  193. Marilyn Avatar

    I’ve just begun using Aurifil. It’s delightful! However, I feel bad when I look at all of the poor quality thread I’ve accumulated over the many years, thinking I was saving money. I feel I need to find a home for the old thread or use it in something.

  194. Julee Prose Avatar
    Julee Prose

    I use mostly Aurifil thread. I have been keeping empty spools for years…I’m sure this comes from when women kept the old wooden spools to make things out of them.. Use to keep them in a large basket but out grew that so dumped them in an empty bottom drawer of antique cabinet in my sewing room… When I die and my son goes thru my “stuff” and finds all these spools he will think I lost my mind….LOL…. I will be in heaven looking down and having a good laugh…LOL

  195. Robin Crittenden Avatar
    Robin Crittenden

    I use Aurafil too. I dont get to see much these days but I like that a spool lasts a long time.

  196. JennyM Avatar

    I only have one lonely spool of Aurafil. Reading about the lack of lint has me thinking I need to give this thread a try.

  197. Jan Sessions Avatar
    Jan Sessions

    I feel the same…excited that I completed that much stitching. I use only Aurifil. It’s the best.

  198. Lorelei Stinson Avatar
    Lorelei Stinson

    I feel exactly the same. The joy in all those finished projects is such a great feeling.
    Happy holidays!

  199. Robin Avatar

    I love when I finish a spool too. Since I sew 99% by hand, it takes me a really long time to finish a spool. And remember that cut dog Ziggy I was posting about here the other day, that little scoundrel likes to grab them sometimes and runs away with them. It’s so cute !

  200. Jane Avatar

    I love an empty spool so long as it isn’t 3 inches short of the end of my seam! I’m experimenting with threads as I’ve recently purchased a long-arm machine but know i will need lots to practice with.

  201. Jane Lyon Avatar
    Jane Lyon

    Aurifil is my go to for my quilting needs. Next time I empty a spool I will think of you and cheer myself on. Thanks Lisa!

  202. Karen Ritter Avatar
    Karen Ritter

    Aurifil 50 weight is my favorite, use it all the time. A sale on the large cones is so rare. Got my neutrals in the large size and my darks in the standard size. Thanks for a great sale!

  203. Jakey Avatar

    Hi Lisa, I use Aurifil color 1140 ever since you recommended it (probably a prior Christmas), and I love it!! Hope you have a lovely Christmas Eve! Hugs Jakey

  204. Felice Avatar

    Hi Lisa….Merry Christmas to you and your family (tell Mary!!) I’m leaving my comments all in one post – its probably easier for you. Day 12 – silver sheep necklace; Day 11 – dont have one great accomplishment. I always try to learn and improve; Day 10 – valdani is my favorite. I’m a seasoned stitcher – 20+ years – but I’m always learning; Day 9 – I never would have guessed Vegas; Day 8 – the tin is awesome. I m not a fan of flannel, but have used it in all the kits from PG:); Day 7 – I’m in a small group that meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month; Day 6 – I support local business any way I can – by shopping and word of mouth; Day 5 – I love pre-cuts. Scrap quilts are my favorite and they give me variety. I will ALWAYS be a DOG person!; Day 4 – I shop in person and use on-line only as a last resort; Day 3 – Other than my husband and kids, I have a girl friend (not naming her) who reminds me daily how great a good, true friend can be; Day 2 – I have lots of Aurifil thread (got cones in Houston). When I finish a cone, I do stop to think about what an accomplishment it is to have gone through all that thread:).
    Wishing you, your family, and your business all the best as we usher in a new decade:)
    My Best, F

  205. Monica Avatar

    Several years ago I started using Aurafil cones for my everyday piecing. I love it! And the fact a cone lasts so long but amazed how fast if runs out! That’s lots of love I’ve stitched:)

  206. usairdoll Avatar

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Aurifil !! It’s the only thread I use in my machine and for all my hand work as well. I use mostly 50 wt. It’s my goal to have all the colors of thread ;-D

    usairdoll (at) icloud (dot) com

  207. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

    It’s almost a feeling of amazement that I actually had enough sewing time to use a whole spool! I’m going to have to change that in the new year!

  208. Carol Kirk Avatar
    Carol Kirk

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and may you have a Blessed New Year. I appreciate all you do. I have learned so much from you and always look forward to goodies from Primitive Gatherings. I love the feel and colors of your wool. Aurifil 50 is my choice, with 5021 being the color that seems to go with everything. And yes, I feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish a spool. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a small or large spool.

  209. Raquel Garcia Avatar
    Raquel Garcia

    I have a teacher friend that gets my empty spools for special needs students. Apparently they are useful for sensory issues.

  210. Kd Brown Avatar
    Kd Brown

    I love to sew with Aurifil Thread, but also use other brands for basting, gathering, etc.

  211. Katherine Avatar

    Aurifil is pretty much the only thread I use in my machine. Finishing a spool always feels like an accomplishment 😊

  212. sewinggma Avatar

    Once I tried Aurifil, I hardly ever use anything else.

  213. Jennifer Kralik Avatar
    Jennifer Kralik

    This is the best thread, when I empty a spool I hope I have a replacement in my stash.

  214. Gale C. Avatar
    Gale C.

    I have been using Aurifil, but I can’t say what I feel when I finish a cone because I haven’t yet. But I have finished a little spool and hope I can find a replacement fast! Love this thread.

  215. Kathy Grahek Avatar
    Kathy Grahek

    The only thread I use since you first started carrying it at the shop! I buy several spools at a time so I never run out of my ‘go-to’ colors. I try to add two spools of a different color when I restock.

  216. Maria L Zook Avatar

    Aurifil is the only thread I use to piece with and I want to try it on my longarm. A small spool lasts a very long time, so when I finish a spool, I know I have been able to do a lot of sewing. So yes, I celebrate.

  217. Beth Avatar

    I absolutely love Aurifil thread. I still have all my old thread and feel I cheated my project if I use it instead of using Aurifil! I can’t stand throwing things away so I’m thinking of donating all my other threads and replacing with Aurifil as I need it. I have a cone of 2370 on my machine and sew almost everything with that color! It’s amazing how well it blends in.

  218. Helen L Avatar
    Helen L

    I’ve been using Aruifil thread from before I knew what it was: I bought a spool on sale and had it hanging around for awhile before I used it: it was a fairly bright orange and I didn’t have anything that matched it for awhile. Since then I have bought the neutral colors and MANY of the small spools of the “fun” colors. I love it and use it exclusively! And i love it when I finish a spool: it shows I’ve done plenty of sewing!! 😀

  219. Janet Avatar

    A bit embarrassing ….but I get a bit of a Rush when I empty a spool!!! I’m not real picky in thread but my long arm only likes glide. I might give one of your large cones a try….jmh

  220. JennyH Avatar

    Yes, I feel very proud of myself when I finish a spool. I line up the empties along the windowsill in my sewing corner, like a little orange cheering section.

  221. Beth from Peoria Avatar
    Beth from Peoria

    I love Aurifil! I love that it leaves behind very little lint in my machine, being so fine makes my piecing more accurate, and I get more piecing/quilting done before having to rewind my bobbin. Also, it is a good looking thread in my quilting. It’s a win, win all around!

  222. Sue Sawyers Avatar
    Sue Sawyers

    I haven’t tried Aurifil, but would love to. I am always happy to use up a spool of thread, except when I don’t have more of the same color!

  223. Heather G Avatar
    Heather G

    I love Aurifil thread and use it exclusive.y for my piecing. FilTec Glide is my go to for quilting. I also love to empty a spool of thread, thinking of all that has been accomplished, but also sad that I have to go buy more…my bill adds up fast!

  224. Kayla Gunter Avatar
    Kayla Gunter

    I feel the same way; currently using Aurifil, but I like Connecting Threads as well.

  225. Sara Snelling Avatar
    Sara Snelling

    I love using Aurifil thread. The standard spool is my go to for all piecing. When I see a spool getting low, I automatically order a new one so I’m ready when I run out!

  226. Tina B Avatar
    Tina B

    I can hardly believe that I haven’t tried Aurifil thread yet!! My dear family bought me a new sewing machine for Christmas and I’m so excited to start a few long awaited projects. I’m thinking a new machine deserves a new type of thread so I want to try it and something tells me that I won’t be sorry. Up until now I’ve considered my projects to be for practicing and skill building so I didn’t put a lot of thought into thread, buying Coats and Clark or whatever I was available. I feel pretty confident in skill now so why put time, effort, and money into projects with quality fabrics and not get the proper thread…I think Aurifil might be the perfect thing to try.
    Finishing a spool of thread feels like a huge accomplishment for me to 🙂

  227. Brenda Kowalski Avatar
    Brenda Kowalski

    I always used Mettler but won a spool of Aurifil 50 wt in white and loved it. I have since purchased additional spools in various colors. I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish a spool of thread.
    Happy New Year

  228. Erin Avatar

    I’m relatively new to quilting – I’ve never purchased Aurifil before, but the lack of lint sounds great! I’ve used Gutermann, mainly because I haven’t been aware of the features and benefits of the Aurifil.

  229. Kathy English Avatar
    Kathy English

    I am a fairly new embroiderer, still trying different brands. Most work well, but there are subtle differences! Haven’t tried Aurfil yet, but will soon be running out of my favorite white, which is a color that type of thread really matters! May have to try Aurifil white,

  230. Joni S. Avatar
    Joni S.

    Aurifil only. And an empty spool reminds me how much love has gone into every stitch of the project I’m working on.

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