SUPERIOR'S Machine Quilting Threads
Whether you quilt on a home machine or longarm machine (or both!), our machine quilting threads allow you to take total creative control over your quilt and design. Our threads are created from high-quality raw materials and undergo the best processes to provide you with the finest quilting experience. Our machine quilting threads are available in multiple fiber types, including: cotton, polyester, metallic, and silk fibers. A cotton thread will have a matte finish, while silk threads have a high-sheen finish.
Some of our popular machine quilting threads are MicroQuilter for stitch-in-the-ditch quilting and micro stippling, King Tut for decorative topstitching, OMNI for a blended look and Magnifico for a high-sheen and decorative appearance. Our machine quilting threads are strong and can handle the high tension settings of longarm machines. Fine threads, such as MonoPoly, require the loosening of the top and/or bobbin tension to achieve a proper stitch balance. Thankfully, tension adjustments are easy to perform and can be adjusted on the fly.
If you are quilting on a home machine and want to use cones of thread, we recommend the Superior Thread Holder. It allows you to use a cone of thread on your domestic machine with the thread unwinding properly. The Thread Holder is also a helpful tool to use when quilting with delicate or decorative threads, such as our Metallic and Glitter threads.
Detailed stitching with variegated thread
Quilting on a home machine with Fantastico
Our machine quilting threads:
60 wt./2-ply polyester thread. Designed for applique, bobbin thread, and quilting. Lint free never felt so good. Designed with award-winning quilter Libby Lehman, The Bottom Line makes a fantastic bobbin thread for any type of sewing. Its lightweight, blending colors are easily matched with any top thread. Available in 55 colors. Invisible applique and binding is a breeze with Bottom Line as it glides through layers of fabric.
40 wt./2-ply variegated trilobal polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and decorative stitching. Bold variegated colors make Fantastico, well, fantastic! Made from the same high-strength fibers as our other trilobal polyester threads, Fantastico is a variegated high-strength high-sheen polyester thread with a one-inch precision dye pattern. Available in over 100 variegated color blends, we created a variegated combination for almost every need.
40 wt. metallized polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and decorative stitching. Glitter is made from a thin layer of mylar and has a holographic shimmer. Glitter is a flat thread and can be stitched on both home machines and longarm machines. A very loose top tension and a larger needle is recommended when sewing with Glitter.
100 wt./2-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting, applique, and binding. Kimono Silk is incredibly smooth and strong, especially considering its fine diameter. Silk threads have a beautiful natural sheen and are a favorite for binding quilts, by hand or machine. Available in 80 colors, including favorite neutral and blending color tones, Kimono Silk will almost disappear into the fabric.
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.
40 wt./2-ply trilobal polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and thread painting. Designed with award-winning quilter Hollis Chatelain, Living Colors is a trilobal polyester thread created specifically to replicate skin tones. Living Colors represents the broad spectrum of skin tones in 25 solid colors. Living Colors have a beautiful presence when embroidered, quilted, or thread painted.
40 wt./2-ply trilobal polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and decorative stitching. Magnifico is a bold, strong thread created for embroidery and quilting. Magnifico is an extra-strength, high-sheen polyester that can handle the speed and tension of longarm and commercial machines, while displaying bold and beautiful shades of color. Available in 200 solid colors, so you won’t run out of color options. Unlike most high-strength trilobal polyester threads, Magnifico is heat set in processing, which eliminates unwanted shrinkage.
50 wt./3-ply Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton thread. Designed for piecing, sewing, and quilting. MasterPiece is a strong, low-lint cotton thread that doesn't add bulk to your seams. The fine cotton fibers help to grab the fabric and create a tight stitch, even while stitching at a high speed on a longarm machine. A fine matte finish allows MasterPiece to blend well and also makes it a fantastic choice as a bobbin thread when sewing.
40 wt. metallic thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and decorative stitching. Create beautiful designs with Superior Metallics thread. Available in 25 beautiful colors, including two variegated colors. Superior Metallics is made from the finest raw materials and undergo special processing to make it vibrant, strong, and smooth.
100 wt./2-ply filament polyester thread. MicroQuilter is an extra-fine polyester thread designed for invisible machine applique, detail quilting, and stitch in the ditch. It is an extremely fine thread that can be sewn with a very small needle, rendering the thread virtually invisible. MicroQuilter is noticeably strong, especially considering its thin diameter and is the preferred thread for micro stippling and miniatures. MicroQuilter can be used on home machines and longarm machines and is available in 30 colors.
100 wt. (.004" in diameter). MonoPoly is a reduced-sheen monofilament polyester thread and is the best choice when it comes to invisible threads. Unlike other monofilament threads made from nylon, MonoPoly is 100% polyester. Commonly referred to as an invisible thread due to its fineness and reduced-sheen, MonoPoly is great for the bobbin or top. Available in two colors, smoke (for dark fabrics) and clear (for light fabrics). MonoPoly is ideal for invisible applique and quilting when the stitching is not meant to be seen. MonoPoly is recommended over nylon monofilament threads because MonoPoly will not become brittle over time (nylon monofilament thread tends to go brittle), MonoPoly will not discolor (nylon monofilament thread tends to yellow over time), and MonoPoly is dryer and iron safe on medium heat.
40 wt./2-ply trilobal polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and thread painting. Designed with award-winning quilter Hollis Chatelain, Nature Colors is a premium-sheen trilobal polyester thread created specifically to replicate colors in nature. Available in 50 solid colors. Nature Colors provides a beautiful presence when embroidered, quilted, or thread painted.
40 wt./3-ply Glow-in-the-dark polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and decorative stitching. NiteLite is a fun, creative thread for quilting, embroidery, and decorative stitching. It is popular for children's pillowcases, blankets, quilts, and pajamas. Available in 6 colors. Expose it to light for 30-60 seconds and it will glow for hours. NiteLite can be recharged over and over again without loss of glowing effect. A dense stitch pattern will provide a better glow than a single stitch. Be creative in your next project and add glow-in-the-dark NiteLite for a fantastic glowing effect.
40 wt./2-ply corespun (poly-wrapped poly core) thread. Designed for quilting and sewing. OMNI is the cleaner, brighter, and stronger alternative to other corespun threads. As a 40 wt. thread, OMNI has been designed for multiple applications, including quilting, sewing, and serging. OMNI is strong enough to handle the rigors of longarm quilting and is available in 172 solid colors.
40 wt./2-ply corespun (poly-wrapped poly core) thread. OMNI-V is a variegated polyester thread designed for quilting and decorative stitching. Gorgeous color combinations, low lint, and a subtle matte finish makes OMNI-V an excellent quilting thread. OMNI-V is made from the same fiber composition as OMNI, but is dyed in variegated (multi) colors with a one inch color change.
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.
12 wt./3-ply polyester thread. Designed with award-winning quilter Jane Sassaman, Sew Sassy is a creative quilter's dream thread. Thick and bold, Sew Sassy really stands out and its color presence is easily seen from across the room. Available in 50 solid colors. Sew Sassy is an excellent choice for decorative topstitching and wool applique.
So Fine! #30
30 wt./3-ply polyester thread. Designed for quilting and decorative stitching. Designed with award-winning quilter Caryl Bryer Fallert, So Fine! #30 is a lint-free polyester with amazingly bright, bold colors. So Fine! #30 is a heavier thread and is commonly used for quilting, large embroidery designs, outlining, and topstitching when a distinct look is wanted. Available in 50 solid colors.
So Fine! #50
50 wt./3-ply polyester thread. Designed for quilting, sewing, and to be used in the bobbin. So Fine! #50 is a lint-free, matte-finish, smooth filament polyester thread. Due to its fine nature, So Fine! #50 is an excellent blending thread and loved by both longarm and home machine quilters. Available in 134 colors.
So Fine! #60
60 wt./3-ply polyester thread. Prewound Class 15 Bobbins designed for sewing and quilting. So Fine! #60 is a lint-free, matte-finish, smooth polyester thread. Wound onto plastic-sided Class 15 bobbins, So Fine! #60 is a fantastic thread to use for sewing, quilting, and embroidery. Being a lightweight thread, it doesn’t add bulk to seams and is flexible when stitching embroidery designs.
40 wt./2-ply trilobal polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and decorative stitching. Super Brights are bold, fluorescent spools made from high-sheen trilobal polyester. Designed for projects where a bold, almost reflective color presence is wanted, Super Brights will stand out and is sure to catch everyone's attention. Available in 12 bright, solid colors.
60 wt./2-ply Polyester thread. Designed for applique, quilting, and sewing. SuperBOBs are prewound bobbins with our Bottom Line thread. Available in both L-style and M-style bobbins, you'll love the convenience of a prewound with the quality of Bottom Line thread. SuperBOBs are paper-sided prewound bobbins.
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.
Tire Silk #30
30 wt./3-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting and decorative stitching. Enjoy beautiful sheen with the natural strength of silk when quilting by hand or machine. Silk has a naturally bright and bold luster combined with an extremely smooth finish. Available in 71 solid colors.
Tire Silk #50
50 wt./3-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting and sewing. Enjoy beautiful sheen with the natural strength of silk. As a 50 wt. thread, Tire Silk #50 is fine enough to blend when quilted and doesn't add bulk at the seams when sewn. Silk has a naturally bright and bold luster combined with an extremely smooth finish. Available in 171 solid colors.
40 wt./2-ply trilobal polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and decorative stitching. Twist is an incredible feat of science in the thread world. Never before have two separately-dyed polyester filaments been combined to create a finished, dual-color thread. Add amazing texture and color depth to embroidery designs with Twist. Feathers, fur, and landscape designs will come to life by using one color of Twist instead of multiple solid colors for shading.