I’m new to this forum, so hi everybody. I moved to rural Maine not too long ago. It’s so beautiful, but my nearest general-sewing shop is 45 minutes away! (There are a couple of quilting shops nearby but they only sell 100% cotton thread.) I need some general-purpose polyester thread (like Mettler Metrosene or Gutermann Sew All Polyester) in several colors, to alter some ready-made garments. Of course it’s nearly impossible to get color-matching right on a computer screen. So, how do those who live far from a fabric store and mostly shop online pick out thread colors?
Does anybody sell sample swatch cards? I have seen these for knitting yarns. You pay $5 or so, and they send you a card with 2-3 inch samples of all the different colors and weights of yarn. Does anybody do this for thread?