When I was at Sheena Norquay's free motion quilting class last week, she was telling us about Aurifil threads. I also keep reading about them in blogland but don't know much about them. I do know that my fabulous LQS, Quiltessential, is about to start stocking them.
But in the meantime, I want to find out more about these threads everyone keeps talking about, especially as I keep hearing them being mentioned across blogland as favourites for both piecing and quilting. So I'm going to be investigating, trying out and reviewing the different Aurifil threads over the next few months and giving some of my favourites away but, in the meantime, I came across this free app for the iphone, ipod, ipad etc. (soon also to be released as a droid app). Just type in "Aurifil" into the search section of the app store and it comes right up.
There's information on what the different Aurifil threads are used for which will be my starting point. There's also a useful section to find online or bricks and mortar shops stocking the threads including one of those bits where you find the stockist nearest to your location. I'm thinking this would also be a useful tool when on holiday or away from home to see if there happens to be a LQS just around the corner.
There's lots of other info on there too but I'll leave you to dig around and discover that for yourselves. In the meantime, what are your go-to threads? Have you used Aurifil threads? Which ones do you go for and what do you use them for? Do you use different ones for different types of quilting - straight line, hand, free motion? I'd love to know because personal recommendations and advice from blogland are always the most useful for me.