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Superior Metallics and the Wonderful Stitch!

Posted: 17 November 2011 at 9:24 a.m.

Superior Metallic ThreadOur friend, Sunni, wrote up a great article on our Superior Metallic threads.  Please take the time to view her post and look at her detailed photographs!

Snippet from her blog-

"Have you ever used metallic thread?
I'm sure if you have, you have heard a few wives tales about it. "Stick it in the freezer", "sew with your spool several feet away from you", or "flip your spool upside-down" are a few that you may be familiar with.
 The metallic thread I used from a big box store broke at the drop of a hat. It was such a pain that I just quit using it! I was completely astounded that people quilted with it! I wanted to try it, but I knew I couldn't do it.
So I chalked it up to my machine. "My machine just doesn't like that thread" or  "My machine is finicky".
How about "my machine is perfectly fine (it is a Brother, ya know!) and the thread I was using was awful?!"   View Sunni's Blog here.

Sunni's Blog about Superior Threads' Metallic

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  • 7. Todd (18 November 2011 at 11:20 a.m.)

    Evey, If your machine runs it well at 2.2, then stick with it. The goal is the perfect stitch and it sounds like you've been able to find it!
  • 6. evey penman (17 November 2011 at 8:53 p.m.)

    back again. i tried the upper tension on "1" and immediately got thread "thow-up" underneath! good thing i was watching and stopped it right away. the lowest i can go on the upper tension is 2.2 i am using a husq. viking SE. everything went back to "normal" and i finished 2 more icicles. maybe sometimes you need to find what is best for your machine.
  • 5. evey penman (17 November 2011 at 6:16 p.m.)

    sorry made a type-O concerning the suggested tension # i meant to say above "1". forgot to say i have made 18 icicles so far and still going!
  • 4. evey penman (17 November 2011 at 6:12 p.m.)

    i have been making christmas ornaments using superior metallic thread. the ornaments are 7" long LACE ICICLES. guess what i put on the bobbins? the very same metallic thread! if you have done free standing lace you know how many times that needle has to go over the same spot at certain places. i am beyond pleased and happy, i am thrilled at the performance of Superior's Metallic threads. i am using silver and gold. i have been using the titanium 90/14 top stitch needle, i slowed my machine down to half the reg. speed, BUT i didn't put my tension on "0"-- my bad, i forgot. i did lower it at one point but only down 2 "notches". even with the tension still above "0" i am getting gorgeous ornaments(front and back) and no problems! i will correct the tension and continue on my merry christmas way. thank you Superior Threads and thank you for always being so helpful and nice when i call.
  • 3. Terry Burris (17 November 2011 at 2 p.m.)

    I just quilted a Queen size quilt with lt gold by superior and it quilted up like a dream ....... Big happy smile
  • 2. doris Buechler (17 November 2011 at 10:28 a.m.)

    My Bernina and I love metallic thread from Superior. Just finished a calendar quilt for January and it looks teriffic with this great thread!
  • 1. Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother (17 November 2011 at 9:43 a.m.)

    Thank you! I love Superior!

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