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Gutermann Mara

Ellabella

Gutermann Mara
« on: May 21, 2020, 16:37:50 PM »
I do like to keep a good stock of basic thread colours and was browsing eBay.

I found a seller doing ten 1000m reels of Mara for £45, you could pick your own colours from a range of blues, reds, greys etc, just what I was looking for.

I see it is Mara 100 rather than the 120 I usually get as an equivalent to Sew it All.  Now I get confused with thread weights and tend to stick with what I know.  I’ve had a quick Google and it seems it is fine for sewing seams which is what I want.

Can anybody tell me if I’m making a whoopsie before I spend £45.

BrendaP

Re: Gutermann Mara
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 23:39:16 PM »
@Ellabella   Guetermann SewAll is the domestic put-up of Mara 100.  Same thread different size reels.

SewAll
Mara 100

The higher the number the finer the thread (except with silk which uses denier sizes). 
Mara 120 is a little bit finer, more like the cones of overlocking thread rather than SewAll.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2020, 23:40:47 PM by BrendaP »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Ellabella

Re: Gutermann Mara
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 00:01:45 AM »
Thank you @BrendaP , I knew you’d come up trumps.

I can order with confidence.  :meditation:

Gernella

Re: Gutermann Mara
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 09:27:55 AM »
I've  got loads of these bought off Ebay @Ellabella, they are fabulous value.  I love the 120's because it doesn't matter what colour you really want, even a reasonable match will do because it seems to disappear into the fabric.'

I've not seen many 100's in bulk form so a bargain if you can get them.  I've gone down as far 30 for some topstitching and I've got a few 70's. 
Stash extension 2020 - 13.7 meters
Left at the end of 2019 - 39 meters

BrendaP

Re: Gutermann Mara
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 09:54:35 AM »
Mara 30 = Topstitch
Mara 70 = Jeans (or heavy fabrics)
Mara 100 = SewAll
Mara 120 - fine fabrics or overlocking
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

SkoutSews

Re: Gutermann Mara
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 12:16:03 PM »
I've made a note of those, @BrendaP , thank you!

Ohsewsimple

Re: Gutermann Mara
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 13:21:45 PM »
William Gee have Mara 120 in assorted colours.
 Just in case anyone doesn’t know. 
https://www.williamgee.co.uk/shop/pot-luck-mara-120-threads/