Please be our Business Consultant. Post your ideas here to help us serve you better (products, education, website, customer service, etc.). We award $30 gift certificates for the best ideas.
Winner #1. Irene Foss. I was watching the Charlotte's Fusible Web videos. When done watching # 1, I had to click to go back to all videos. Then when I got back to all videos I could click on # 2. How about a button to click when finished with #1 video that will bring on # 2 video, etc. instead of having to go back to all videos to select another video?
Bob's Note: Done. It is much more convenient now. There are more than 100 FREE videos available on our education web pages. Most are educational, others are fun, and some quite entertaining. Make some popcorn, wrap up in a quilt, and enjoy the videos.
Winner #2. Liz Brilliant. Please consider including Pantone color matching codes in your product description pages.
Bob's Note: We made a Pantone color comparison chart for Magnifico. Magnifico is a high sheen, high strength polyester thread for quilting and embroidery. With 200 solid colors, imagine choosing from 30 reds, 30 blues, 30 greens, and so on. If your project calls for an exact color that has a Pantone number, please see this chart to find a color that matches.
(Two original ideas previously submitted and won, but still frequently asked).
1. I would like to see a color match with thread for King Tut Thread and So Fine Bobbin thread. I like to buy one top thread and 2 bobbin colors.
Bob's Note: We have many Color Compatibility Charts which match colors from one line of thread to another. King Tut to So Fine #50 color compatibility charts are available. More are being created.
2. I am trying to decide between threads for a pink project I am doing. I would love to have an online thread "design wall" that allows me to add threads to the "wall" and compare the different pinks to decide which is best for my project.
Bob's Note: This is available on our website and is very useful for both threads and fabrics. Add the items you want to compare to your shopping cart and then click on My Cart at the top of the page. Next, click on the light green Design Board button and you will then be able to move the Cart items around to compare colors. Then simply delete the items you do not want. Please remember that online images are only as accurate as our camera and your computer monitor. For exact matching, we recommend our color cards which are made with the actual thread and sold at our production cost.
Winner #3. Maria Elkins. I just did a blog today about how I keep my filled Bottom Line bobbins with the corresponding spool of thread. Please read the blog here
Bob's Note: Thank you Maria, for sharing your knowledge and ideas.
Winner #4. Linda Lovett.
I bought your Superior Thread Holder a while back. I have found an additional use for it. A customer told me she rolls her binding to keep it from getting tangled when attaching it to the quilt. Using her idea, I rolled my binding onto an empty toilet paper roll and put that on the Superior Thread Holder. Worked great!
Fantastico (see What's New above for details)
High tenacity (strength), high sheen trilobal filament polyester.
20 colors so far, all with a one-inch color change interval.
Introductory Special: 25% off. $13.43 (reg. $17.90). No Limit
Twist (see What's New above for details)
A 2-color twisted high sheen high strength trilobal polyester thread.
26 colors so far.
Introductory Special: 25% off. $13.43 (reg. $17.90). No Limit
33% OFF remaining inventory of MasterPiece 2-ply 600 yd. spools.
During the past few months, we have been changing our spools and cones of MasterPiece thread from 2-ply to 3-ply. (The prewound bobbins will remain the 2-ply type.) Most MasterPiece colors are now available in the 3-ply type. Remaining inventory of MasterPiece 2-ply 600 yd. spools is on sale this month for only $5.99 (reg. $8.99). Quantities are limited so the sale lasts only as long as inventory lasts.
Why the change? Machines are being made with faster speeds and tighter tensions. I think the reason is because they are engineered as sewing machines (clothing construction using polyester thread) and not primarily for quilting or embroidery. Our original 2-ply MasterPiece is fantastic for sewing on loosely tensioned and moderately tensioned machine, hand applique, and bobbins; however, newer tight-tensioned machines place too much stress on a fine, delicate thread. If you and your machine really liked the 2-ply type, please get it now. If you have not tried MasterPiece, or found that the original 2-ply type was not strong enough for your machine, we recommend going with the new 3-ply type. It is the perfect piecing thread, thus the name MasterPIECE.
Special: $5.99 (reg. $8.99) for MasterPiece 2-ply. 600 yd. spools. Many colors are still available but some have only a few spools left. No Limit until they're gone.
HAPPY NEW YEAR. FREE DVD offer through January 31.
Thread Therapy with Dr. Bob is available absolutely free. You only pay shipping (or add it free to an existing order). Shipping on regular orders is only $3.95, regardless of order size, to U.S. addresses.
Filmed during a School of Threadology session, Bob discusses Thread Quality and Characteristics, Needles, Tension and more. Running time is 1hr 45 min.
Guaranteed to eliminate 95% of your frustrations dealing with Thread, Needles, and Tension.
Regular price is $24.95. FREE this month. Limit: 1 please
FREE Highlights Color Card
Highlights 2,000 yd. cones are on sale at 50% off (see below).
The color card made with actual thread is FREE this month.
Highlights is high-sheen trilobal polyester ideal for embroidery and quilting.
Highlights 2,000 yd. cones.
Highlights is one of our original high sheen polyester threads. Because it is not as strong as our new Magnifico thread, we decided to discontinue the 2,000 yd. cones.
24 colors left.
2,000 yd. cones
50% off. $6.95. (reg. $13.90)
Try Me Specials This is a fantastic way to try new products.
You choose the product . . .
We choose the colors . . .
And you save 30-60%. Available for most products.
A new Try Me Special was just added for So Fine #30 cones. So Fine #30 is the exact same thread fiber type as So Fine #50, but heavier. This thread is intended to be visible. This Try Me Special allows you to try So Fine #30 at almost 60% off.
Perfect Quilter We need to make room for new products. All remaining stock of Perfect Quilter is less than half price. Perfect Quilter is a #30/3-ply cotton and is being discontinued. Available on both 300 yd. mini cones and 2,500 yd. cones. Perfect Quilter is a heavier cotton thread and intended to be visible on your quilts. Works well on home machines with a Topstitch #100/16 needle. Some longarm machines (tight-tensioned machines) do not run it well. Loosely-tensioned longarm machines are fine.
300 yd. mini cones $3.75 (reg. $8.99). 21 colors remaining. Less than half price.
2,500 yd. cone. $10.00 (reg. $29.95). 1 color remaining.
Sampler Sets If you are not familiar with many of our products, we offer a variety of Sampler Sets at discounts of approx. 40% off.
Home Quilting Sampler Set
Longarm Quilting Sampler Set
Embroidery Sampler Set
Embellishment Sampler Set (for bobbin work/serger/couching)
Silk Sampler set
Other Superior Newsletters We have two other free e-mail newsletters you may be interested in:
1. Mother Superior's Fab Fabrics. Hear what's new, what's hot, and what's on sale. Approx. 7,000 bolts of the newest and nicest quilting fabrics.
2. Deal of the Day. A new sale every weekday. save 30 to 70% off. Daily Deals are valid for two weeks from the date announced.
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A newly married man, feeling a little insecure, asked his wife, "Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?"
"Honey," his bride replied sweetly, "I'd have married you NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU THAT FORTUNE!"