Quilting with Invisible Threads

Posted on
Machine quilt with invisible threads on your APQS longarm quilting machine

Have you tried quilting with invisible threads? If you haven’t yet, you might be surprised by them! Invisible or monofilament threads have a bit of a bad reputation. They used to be heavy, stiff, and super strong. The invisible threads of today are still strong, but they’re softer, thinner, and quilt beautifully. Even better, they…

Read more

Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Thread Weight and Ply

Posted on
Beginner's Guide to Machine Quilting: Thread Weight and Thread Ply

Have you ever tried to decipher the label on a cone of thread? Finding the name, color and fiber type is fairly straight forward but many times there are other numbers on the thread that might be a mystery to you. In this article we are going to take a close look at what those…

Read more

Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Thread Fiber Types

Posted on
Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Thread Fiber Types. Modern thread is offered in a variety of fiber types. Today’s quilting world has so much diversity and, thankfully, most quilting machines can run a variety of types of threads. Machine quilter Angela Huffman discusses the different types of thread available and what you should consider before selecting a thread for your quilt.

Modern thread is offered in a variety of fiber types. Today’s quilting world has so much diversity and, thankfully, most machines can run a variety of types of threads. Of course when you’re machine piecing, you’ll want to stick with your trusted cotton thread. Of all the thread fibers out there, cotton will best withstand…

Read more

Which Color Thread Should I Use in High-Contrast Quilts?

Posted on
Quilters make many choices when quilting their quilts. Here, Angela discusses how to pick the perfect thread to quilt a high-contrast quilt.

Recently, Kelli contacted me through the contact form at QuiltedJoy.com to ask for advice on choosing quilting thread for high-contrast quilts. I was hoping you could discuss in your blog thread choices for high contrast quilts. I keep getting red and whites, black with various colors but also white, scrappy and no two match…. The black…

Read more

Watch how bobbins are made at the Superior Threads Factory!

Posted on

I feel like I’m watching Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood again! Watch how bobbins are wound at the Superior Threads Factory! We carry pre wound bobbins, too. We have poly pre-wounds made up with Superior Threads’ Bottom Line and we also carry the Magna-Glide prewounds which are magnetic core bobbins. You will love this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne1P8WfHQCE

Read more