Superior Threads has many machine quilting threads consisting of four fibers: Cotton, Metallic, Polyester, and Silk. Each line offers unique quilting traits with a library collection of color palettes from which to choose from. A #40 thread is the industry standard medium weight for quilting thread. A #30 thread is thicker/heavier than a #40. The smaller the number, the heavier the thread becomes. Personal preference is the deciding factor when it comes to the thickness of thread to use on your quilt.
#40/3-ply Egyptian-grown extra-long staple Cotton thread. Designed for Quilting. King Tut is nature’s finest thread. It is certified Egyptian-grown, extra-long staple cotton and designed for quilting on both home machines and longarm machines as well as for hand quilting. With the finest spinning, twisting, and dyeing, and finishing techniques, King Tut has extremely low lint. You and your machine will love it. Available in 136 variegated and solid colors.
#50/3-ply Egyptian-grown extra-long staple Cotton thread. Designed for Piecing, Quilting, and Sewing. Designed with award-winning quilter Alex Anderson, MasterPiece is nature’s finest thread. It is certified Egyptian-grown, extra-long staple cotton and designed to create perfectly pieced seams. With the finest spinning, twisting, and dyeing, and finishing techniques, MasterPiece has extremely low lint. You and your machine will love it. Available in 75 solid colors.
60 wt./2-ply Polyester thread. Designed for appliqué, 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 appliqué and binding is a breeze with Bottom Line as it glides through layers of. The Bottom Line is also fantastic for micro-stippling.
#40/2-ply Variegated Trilobal Polyester thread. Designed for Embroidery, Quilting, and Decorative Stitching. Bold variegated colors is what makes Fantastico, well, fantastic! Made from the same high-strength fibers as Magnifico and Twist, Fantastico is a variegated high-strength high-sheen polyester thread with a one-inch precision dye pattern. Available in over 150 variegated color blends, we created a variegated combination for almost every need.
#40/2-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.
This reduced-sheen monofilament polyester 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 appliqué 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.
Tex 30 (approx. 40 weight) Poly-wrapped poly core thread. Designed for Quilting, Serging, and Sewing. OMNI is the cleaner, brighter, and stronger alternative to other poly-wrapped poly core threads. As a Tex 30 (approximately 40 wt.), OMNI has been designed for multiple quilting/sewing/serging purposes including longarm machine quilting, clothing construction, and machine sewing. Available in 172 solid colors.
#40/2-ply Trilobal Polyester thread. Designed for Embroidery, Quilting, and Decorative Stitching. Rainbows is a premium high-sheen trilobal polyester thread for quilting, embroidery, and decorative stitching. Available in 62 gorgeous variegated colors. Rainbows is precision-dyed with a one-inch dye interval and eliminates the guesswork of what a variegated thread will look like when stitched. You know what colors will show up in the pattern because there is a uniform dye pattern throughout the spool or cone.
12 wt./3-ply Polyester thread. Designed for Quilting, Topstitching, and Decorative Stitching. 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 on 100 yd. spools.
#30/3-ply Polyester thread. Designed for Quilting, Embroidery, 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.
#40/3-ply Polyester thread. Designed for Quilting and Decorative Stitching. Get the strength of polyester with the look of smooth cotton. So Fine! #40 is a multi-filament polyester thread with a one-inch color-change interval. Its strength and medium sheen make this quilting thread ideal for any quilting application whether on a home or longarm machine. Available in 35 colors, the smooth, lint-free processing it undergoes is a patented process which makes So Fine! #40 thread the only thread like it in the world.
#50/3-ply Polyester thread. Designed for Bobbin Thread, Quilting, and Sewing. So Fine! #50 is a lint-free, matte-finish, smooth #50/3 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! #50 also makes a wonderful bobbin thread and is available on L and M style prewound bobbins.
#100/2-ply Filament Silk thread. Designed for appliqué, Binding, Quilting, and Sewing. Kimono Silk is a very fine, 100% premium multi-filament silk. Ideal for hand and invisible machine appliqué, detail quilting, lacework and bobbin thread. Available in 80 brilliant solid, blending colors.
#16/3-ply Filament Silk thread. Designed for Decorative Stitching. Enjoy natural sheen with Quilter’s Silk for decorative stitching by hand or machine. Available in 36 solid colors. Quilter’s Silk can also be used for beading and stringing pearls.
#50 Filament Silk thread. Designed for Quilting and Decorative Stitching. Enjoy natural sheen with Tiara Variegated Silk for quilting and decorative stitching. Tiara Silk has a naturally bright and bold luster, combined with an extremely smooth finish. Available in 24 variegated colors. The variegated colors change every inch.
#30 & #50 Filament Silk thread. Designed for Quilting and Sewing. Enjoy natural sheen with Tire Silk for quilting, sewing, and decorative stitching. Silk has a naturally bright and bold luster combined with an extremely smooth finish.Tire Silk #30 is available in 71 solid colors. Tire Silk #50 is available in 171 solid colors.
#40 Metallic thread. Designed for Embroidery, Quilting, and Decorative Stitching Create beautiful designs with Superior’s Metallic thread. Available in 25 beautiful colors, including two variegated colors. Use a Superior’s Topstitch #90/14 needle and a reduce the top tension to 1.0 and Superior Metallic is guaranteed to work. What makes Superior Metallic so superior? Not only do we use the finest raw materials to create this beautiful thread, it undergoes special processing to make it vibrant, strong, and smooth.