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Ask Margrit January 2009

Quilting Questions Answered

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I have had a lot of inquiries regarding what needles to use with the different types and weight of thread. Superior Threads was kind enough to let me use their chart. If you are using a different brand of thread, substitute your thread for the Superior Thread closest to your type and weight of thread. For more information you can go to the Superior Threads website at www.superiorthreads.com.




Superior Threads

Thread Reference Guide for Home Machines



Product: Bottom Line™
Recommended For: embroidery, quilting, binding
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use it on top with Topstitch #80/12 needle. Great bobbin thread for all.

Product: Brytes™
Recommended For: quilting & outlining
Recommended Bobbin Thread: So Fine
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use #100/16 Topstitch needle. Loosen upper tension as necessary.
Use HandyNet.

Product: Charlotte's Fusible Web™
Recommended For: applique, binding, bonding
Recommended Bobbin Thread: See instructions on website
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
see instructions on website

Product: Dissolve-4x™
Recommended For: lace work, free standing emb.
Recommended Bobbin Thread: n/a
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
For lace embroidery, free standing embroidery, thread painting.
Fast and clean dissolving.

Product: Glitter™
Recommended For: quilting & embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
#90/14 Metallic or Topstitch needle. Reduce upper tension to "1".
Position spool vertically.

Product: Halo™
Recommended For: couching, bobbin work, serger
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Use as bobbin thread
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use in the loopers of serger, or for bobbin work, or as bobbin thread.
Enhances quilt backs.

Product: Highlights™
Recommended For: quilting & embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line, So Fine, or Highlights
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #90/14 Topstitch needle. Loosen upper tension as necessary.

Product: King Tut™
Recommended For: quilt with nature's finest thread
Recommended Bobbin Thread: MasterPiece or So Fine
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
#90/14 Topstitch needle. Very low lint and extra strong.
Nature's finest thread!

Product: LAVA™
Recommended For: quilting (longarm and home)
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line or So Fine
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #90/14 Topstitch needle. Loosen upper tension as necessary.

Product: Living Colors™
Recommended For: quilting & embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line, So Fine, or Highlights
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #90/14 Topstitch needle. Loosen upper tension as necessary.

Product: MasterPiece™
Recommended For: piecing, applique, bobbin, lace
Recommended Bobbin Thread: MasterPiece
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #80/12 Topstitch needle.

Product: Metallic
Recommended For: quilting & embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
#90/14 Metallic or Topstitch needle. Reduce upper tension to "1".
Position spool vertically.

Product: MonoPoly™
Recommended For: quilting & applique
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a Topstitch #80/12. Loosen upper tension.

Product: Nature Colors™
Recommended For: quilting & embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line, So Fine, or Highlights
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #90/14 Topstitch needle. Loosen upper tension as necessary.

Product: NiteLite™
Recommended For: embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #80/12 Topstitch needle. Glows all night long, night after night.

Product: NiteLiteExtraGlow™
Recommended For: quilting & embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line or So Fine
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #90/14 Topstitch needle. Glows all night long, night after night.

Product: Perfect Quilter™
Recommended For: quilting, machine crochet
Recommended Bobbin Thread: MasterPiece or So Fine
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #100/16 Topstitch needle. Reduce upper tension to approx. "2".

Product: Poly Quilter™
Recommended For: quilting, machine crochet
Recommended Bobbin Thread: So Fine
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #100/16 Topstitch needle. Reduce upper tension to approx. "2".

Product: Polyarn™
Recommended For: serger
Recommended Bobbin Thread: n/a
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
woollie-like Serger thread. Colorfast and heat resistant.

Product: Rainbows™
Recommended For: quilting & embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line, So Fine, or Highlights
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #90/14 Topstitch needle. Loosen upper tension as necessary.

Product: Razzle Dazzle™
Recommended For: couching, bobbin work, serger
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Razzle Dazzle in the bobbin
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
For couching, serger, and bobbin. Choose any Superior top thread.

Product: So Fine™
Recommended For: quilting, bobbin, construction
Recommended Bobbin Thread: So Fine or Bottom Line
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #80/12 Topstitch needle. Great for general sewing and serger.
Lint free.

Product: Super Brights™
Recommended For: quilting & embroidery
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Bottom Line, So Fine, or Highlights
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #90/14 Topstitch needle. Loosen upper tension as necessary.

Product: SuperBOBs™
Recommended For: quilting, applique, bobbin
Recommended Bobbin Thread: see website for compatible machines
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
cardboard-sided prewound bobbins with The Bottom Line thread.

Product: Vanish-Lite™
Recommended For: trapunto and basting
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Vanish-Lite™
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #80/12 Topstitch needle. Not recommended for swimsuits.

Product: Vanish-Extra™
Recommended For: trapunto and basting
Recommended Bobbin Thread: Vanish-Extra™
Recommended Needle Size & Settings (Home Machines):
Use a #80/12 Topstitch needle. Not recommended for swimsuits.

Download Superior Threads Reference Guide for Home Machines (PDF)

 

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