Superior's Hand Quilting Threads

Superior Threads has many threads which can be used for hand quilting. However, our Treasure Hand Quilting thread is specifically engineered for hand quilting and not meant to be used through a sewing machine. Treasure has a special glaze coating which adds strength to the thread so it does not break when tying off stitches. Using a waxed thread for hand quilting is recommended as the wax coating makes the thread stronger, stiffer, and helps to keep the thread from becoming tangled in itself when stitching.

Our silk threads are commonly used for hand quilting and embellishment designs. Silk threads are shiny and strong while cotton threads tend to have a matte finish.

Treasure hand quilting thread
Treasure hand quilting thread
Treasure cotton hand quilting thread
Treasure's glazed coating that makes it an optimal hand quilting thread

Our hand quilting threads:


30 wt./3-ply cotton thread. Designed for hand quilting. Treasure hand quilting thread is is made to handle the stress that hand quilting thread must endure for tight, smooth stitches. The special glaze coating adds strength and keeps the thread from displacing any lint. Available in 25 colors which are perfect for heirloom, dresses, quilts, and any project that calls for hand work.

King Tut

40 wt./3-ply Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton thread. Designed for quilting and decorative stitching. King Tut is one of nature's finest threads. With low lint and high strength, King Tut is the top cotton thread choice for visible stitches. Available in over 100 color selections in both solid variegated options. All variegated color blends are precision dyed with one-inch color change intervals.

Quilter's Silk

16 wt./3-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting and decorative stitching. Enjoy natural sheen with Quilter’s Silk for decorative stitching by hand or machine. This heavier, strong thread is commonly used for decorative topstitching. Available in 36 solid colors. Quilter’s Silk can also be used for beading and stringing pearls.

Tiara Silk

50 wt./2-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting and decorative stitching. Tiara silk is naturally high sheen and strong. The variegated colors are precision dyed with a one-inch color change interval. Smooth with no lint, Tiara Silk is available in 24 colors.

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