Preliminary Review: Superior Threads

Disclaimer: I have not received any monies or free product from Superior Threads. This is my honest and unbiased opinion, no one from Superior Threads has contacted me for my opinion.

Thread comparison

From left to right: 

Superior So Fine is a polyester 5owt, 3 ply thread, a 3,280 yard spool is US$16.90

Aurifil 50wt, 2 ply thread, 1,420 yards is US$11.99

Superior Kimono Silk #100 thread 1,090 yards was US$12.60 on sale at Superior Threads, regularily US$17.00

Mettler 50wt thread, 547 yard spool – can’t remember how much I paid.

I love Superior thread, especially their Kimono Silk Thread, it’s thin, stronger than cotton and a natural fibre. I love it more than Aurifil 50wt cotton and the biggest differences are a) NO lint and b) extremely flat seams. I plan to use it on my next project from start to finish. The Superior So Fine is a 50wt 3 ply thread which appears to be marginally thinner than the Aurifil 50wt 2 ply cotton. The Mettler appears to be the thickest 50wt thread and approximately the same as Gutermann, in my personal opinion. After using Kimono Silk, Gutermann and Mettler feels like sewing with rope.

The So Fine I purchased in 3,280 yard spools from Green Fairy Quilts. I’m also interested in trying out Superior Threads’ King Tut 40wt which is a 100% cotton.

I’d love to hear about your experience with different threads.

Parcheesie: Blocks Complete!!

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Parcheesie quilt blocks – Aqua

Parcheesie quilt blocks – Yellow

Parcheesie quilt blocks – Red(ish)

Parcheesie quilt bocks – Green

Although it seemed like forever, I really enjoyed putting these blocks together, the seams nested beautifully and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The next step is to create the scrappy sashing which will be 2″ x 2″ blocks sewn together using 2 1/2″ strips, there are also two borders on this quilt. I’ve ordered the fabric to finish this quilt so there won’t be any delays. I still haven’t received the backing fabric for my Fleurs Bleu quilt which I ordered awhile ago.

You can see April’s original Parcheesie quilt here.

As mentioned at the beginning of this project, I was going to use Mettler 50wt thread but I instantly found it too thick, like Gutermann so I switched back to Aurifil. I have some Superior Thread’s Kimono Silk and So Fine threads on their way to me, hopefully I won’t have to wait too long.

Which thread do you use??

Linking up to:

Sew Happy Geek

Cutting the (Par)cheesie

Flora by Lauren & Jessie Jung

Cutting Parcheesie

I spent the entire day cutting my stash of Flora by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda to make a Parcheesie quilt, pattern by April of Prairie Grass Patterns. This pattern involves a lot of cutting and finishes at 86″ x 86″, the largest quilt I’ve made to date!

Sixteen fat quarters cut into 21 pieces plus three yards of background fabric (Kona white) cut into 384 pieces = 720! That doesn’t include the back, boarders or binding!! It will all be worth it, it’s a beautiful pattern and believe it or not, I have fabric left over for pillowS!

This will be the first pattern where I’ve cut out all the pieces before sewing, I usually cut as I go.

Mettler Silk-Finish cotton thread

Mettler Silk-Finish Thread

Because Aurifil thread isn’t available to me locally, I haven’t won any and and Alex hasn’t sent me some, I’ve decided to use Mettler Silk-Finish cotton thread. It’s a fine, thin, long staple 50wt cotton with a very smooth finish. It will be interesting to see how much lint it produces compared to Aurifil and Gutermann.

DH received a package from today and he was sweet enough to include a little something for me in his order, Aneela Hoey’s Little Stitches! Yes, I DO have the best hubby in the world! What I didn’t realize about this book is that it has ready-to-use iron-on transfers, AWESOME!!


Quickly editing to add that I’m linking this post up to WIP Wednesday