MasterPiece is a #50 Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton designed specifically for piecing . Piecing is the sewing together of 'pieces' or portions of your quilt. It is sometimes called 'Patchwork'. There are several piecing methods such as paper piecing, chain piecing (most common method of piecing), and strip piecing.
We recommend piecing with a #50 cotton thread because cotton can be ironed on high heat. A quality #50 thread is also fine enough to lie flat in the seams and not add bulk.
2-ply MasterPiece Our original MasterPiece and recommended for piecing on loosely tensioned machines, hand applique, and bobbins. Newer machines (in the past 5-10 years) have become tighter-tensioned and place too much stress on a fine, delicate thread so we developed 3-ply MasterPiece
3-ply MasterPiece. Same highest grade Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton is now available in 3-ply so it is stronger. Ideal for piecing on all machines.
- Available in 75 solid colors.
- Nature's finest thread.
- Precision designed for piecing.
- Ideal for piecing, hand and machine appliqué, detail quilting, bobbin thread, and lacework.
- Very smooth with virtually no lint.
- Lies flat and does not pucker at the seams.