Superior Threads started in the thread industry back in 1998 with metallic thread. Our reputation grew quickly due to the quality of our metallic thread.
Our metallic thread is produced in Japan, like our other products. Japan is known around the world for their quality metallic threads. For years, Japan has specialized in high-quality metallic thread to use in authentic Japanese kimonos. These beautiful pieces of clothing show how metallic thread can add so much benefit to sewing and quilting projects.
There are several important tips for choosing a good metallic thread:
First, metallic thread should come off a spool or cone smoothly. Low-quality metallic threads tend to coil up like phone cords. This twisting in the thread will often result in extra stress when the thread passes through the needle. The result? Frustration. This is usually because the extra twist will cause kinks which will break the thread when they hit the needle. Superior Threads recognizes the value of quality when using metallic threads. Our metallic thread will eliminate this problem, and we guarantee our metallic thread will run smoothly on your machine. As you can see from our video on metallic thread, quality metallic thread should drape smoothly from the spool or cone without coiling.
Second, you want a metallic thread to be made of quality materials. Our metallic thread is composed of several parts. The metallic thread starts with an extra-strength nylon core, and then it is wrapped with rice paper. The rice paper then receives some small adhesive with an oxidation-preventative coating to protect the core. A pure silver coating is then wrapped around the thread and covered with gold coloring. Lastly, the strand of metallic thread is wrapped with a polyester shell to keep everything together and help the thread run smoothly.
Many people have given up on using metallic threads in their machine. The reason is because low-quality metallic thread causes frustration. Customers that try Superior Threads’ metallic thread are usually overjoyed and can’t wait to start using metallic threads in their projects. Remember, we guarantee every spool of thread we sell. Yes, even metallic thread!
Don’t just take our word for it. Look at what our customers have said about our metallic thread!
“I just tried your Metallics for the first time on my quilting machine and they worked like a charm.”
“I love the Superior metallic thread…”
“Superior is the ONLY metallic thread I use. It's a wonderful thread. I highly recommend it. I've never had a problem using it in my embroidery machine. Thanks for taking the frustration out of embroidering with metallics.”
“I have used many metallics and nothing slides through the needle with no problems like Superior metallics. They're wonderful!”