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Aurifil thread


Aurifil thread
« on: March 01, 2020, 13:23:16 PM »
My Juki machine isn’t fussed with Moon thread. It will sew it but it seems happier with smoother thread like Gütermanns
so I was looking online for some suppliers and came across barnyarns in the U.K.

They sell a brand called Aurifil in larger spools. I’ve seen this brand mentioned elsewhere.

Can anyone advise if this a suitable all purpose type thread for general sewing or is it meant for more specialist sewing machines like embroidery machines?

I’m trying to find a brand of all purpose type Thread that my Juki will love. My Brother machine is a pure floosie and will play with anything very happily but the Juki seems a lot fussier.

Thank you lovelies.


Re: Aurifil thread
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 15:26:27 PM »
Aurifil is a very respected brand of thread.
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again


Re: Aurifil thread
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 17:26:44 PM »
Aurifil cotton 50 weight - brilliant stuff for quilt piecing so bound to be good for other stuff too.  :D


Re: Aurifil thread
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 17:28:38 PM »
I used Aurifil thread to free motion quilt my last quilt.  I had no breakage or shredding which I had experienced with other brands.
Life's too short for ironing.


Re: Aurifil thread
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2020, 17:40:08 PM »
I mostly use Aurifil I have two boxes of 12 colours.  I love it, it is smooth and strong and 100% cotton, mostly I have 50wt but do have some 40wt.   :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)


Re: Aurifil thread
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 07:24:30 AM »
I have not used Aurifil but I can recommend Mettler thread.


Re: Aurifil thread
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 10:14:08 AM »
Aurifil Mako is a good brand, but it's cotton, so good for P&Q and cotton fabrics, but not for synthetics.

Gueterman Sew All is the favourite all purpose thread for a lot of people, as is readily available in UK, I don't know about ROI. 

Another good brand is Superior Threads.  Their regular cotton is Masterpiece which is good for cotton fabrics, and King Tut (size 30 so a bit thicker) for quilting  Also they do three types of poly thread;  Sew Complete  and So Fine which comes on spools and cones and Omni which comes on large cones, but it's a bit thicker, probably compares to Coats Moon.  Alas Barnyarns don't seem to stock those, only the embroidery threads.

Cotton Patch have a good range of threads.  I haven't tried it myself but their Primo Soft thread might be what you are looking for.

For general purpose sewing with an 80 or 90 machine needle you want a spun polyester thread (not a continuous filament)
in size 50.  For heavier fabrics and 90 or 100 needle use a size 40 thread and for very fine fabrics and a 70 needle use a size 60 thread.

Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.