serger thread?

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I stitch miles and miles of receiving blankets and burp cloths for Newborns  
in Need. My serger thread stash is running low.  I see there are several  
brands of serger thread available now.  I confess to having 'serger fear'  
and really like to load mine and go a long time before the Great Threading  
Debacle comes.  Is Maxi still a good choice or have you found something  
wonderful?  Polly


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Maxilock is still my favorite for inexpensive serger thread, and it's on
sale at Wawak this month for $1.60/cone.  

Kay


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My OSMG (the one you recommended, Kay, thanks) told me in no uncertain  
terms that most (if not all) of my serger and converstitch issues  
would be solved by using "good thread".  He recommended Maxi-Lock.  
TSWLTH no longer carries it, so no more 40% discounts there.  :-(

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Beverly




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Thank you kindly.  I'd never heard of Wawak. Their ordered system is a  
little silly. Apparently they demand that you have a user name that no one  
else has ever used.  I'm betting when I go back, the system will demand that  
I remember it.  I'm thinking of writing it on the serger. That sounds like a  
plan.  Polly

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:Thank you kindly.  I'd never heard of Wawak. Their ordered system is a  
:little silly. Apparently they demand that you have a user name that no one  
:else has ever used.  I'm betting when I go back, the system will demand that  
:I remember it.  I'm thinking of writing it on the serger. That sounds like a  
:plan.  Polly

Wawak (and Cleaner's supply, who own them) are a great source for
things like thread, zippers, standard buttons, needles, and so on.
Cheaper than nearly anyone else, cheap shipping, fast,good cusomter
service.  The web site leaves much to be desired.  It's gotten better,
though.  It no longer loses your shopping cart half way through,
which used to sometimes happen.



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Polly, Wawak used to be Atlanta Thread.  I guess I never had to run the  
gauntlet of their website completely because I had an Atlanta Thread account.

I've been offline, so this is probably too late for advice for you... but I buy a
lot of stuff from them.  They're fast to ship, and carry good stuff.  If you use
poly thread and like Gutermann's polyester I've pretty much switched from the usual  
spools you find at Joann, etc. for the Mara 100 from Wawak.  Gutermann says it's a  
"microcore spun poly", comes on a tube rather than a spool, for $2.50, and has the  
length of thread on one of the $8 spools at Joann.  400 colors (iirc -- some ridiculous  
amount!) and they will give you. a printed color chart from Gutermann that's much
better than the little bitty spots of color in the printed Wawak catalog.   That's also  
where I get my iron cleaner (big tubes! cheap!), shirt buttons (cheap! cheap!) and
Organ needles, which are quite happy in my machines for regular sewing, and at about
$15/hundred, much, much better for the budget than Schmetz -- though I still do use  
some of the Schmetz specialty needles, as the Organ needles come in sharps or ballpoint.
Shipping time to me is about 2-3 days. and I can't buy gas to drive to the fabric
store for their shipping charges.

They did screw up one order for me by packing it poorly -- but fixed it promptly, cheerfully,  
and tossed in a big chocolate chip cookie as an apology, so I've been happy enough with
them since they bought out Atlanta Thread.

And yes, their website is, if not actually user-hostile, still much easier to use if
you've got the printed catalog in front of you.  At least they're willing to sell you stuff,  
unlike trying to source stuff from some of the wholesalers!!!

Kay


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