Donna from my art group is a big fan of Superior Threads. While I am partial to Superior's King Tut thread, I'd not bothered trying any of the others, happy with the brands I had on hand. She mentioned I could join their thread club, but the last thing I feel I need at the moment is packages of thread arriving on a regular basis. I did that for years with Keepsake Quilting's fabric medley of the month. I built up quite the stash of reproduction fabrics, more than I'll ever use, and I found it hard to finally stop the automatic shipments. Ok then, she countered, you can just try a few you're curious about without having to pay full price (try me specials). No, I'm just fine with what I've got, I decided. That was until 1) I saw an ad that led me to believe Superior is now producing my beloved but discontinued Sulky Ultra Twist rayon thread, and 2) I got an e-mail offer from Superior announcing a July special of additional discounts off their "try me" page of threads (scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter for details and promotional code). Ok fine - count me in!
Give me a good deal and I go a little crazy. I ordered a few more than I really needed to, but the pricing was so good! Of course, you have to take whatever color they send - potluck there - but it was as if they already knew my preference. TWO teal threads, a King Tut not in my stash and perhaps just what I need for one of the upcoming baby quilts, an orange that I know from past experience I wouldn't buy but has turned out to be just what I needed, and a couple of other strong colors I normally shy away from. There's trilobal and their extra-long staple cotton as well as a 100 wt silk that I'm anxious to compare with YLI's that I'm so attached to. Oh, and the Twist that started this all off is the purple one, I don't currently have a Sulky ultra twist in purple and it's a color I can really use. It looks to be just like the old Sulky product except instead of rayon, it's a trilobal which should be even better. I'm actually glad I didn't have to choose the colors on this try me! I'd probably still be sitting at the computer trying to decide what to put in my cart.