Recommended Threads for Quilting

Threads for Quilting

Last week in the post, Let’s Talk About Threads (read more HERE), I recommended two threads, Aurifil cotton for piecing and quilting and Sulky rayon for quilting.  Then I asked you to share your favorite quilting threads.  I plan to give each recommended thread a “test drive” over the coming weeks.  If you’d like to join me, here’s a list of reader-recommended threads for quilting:

Cotton Threads–for quilting and piecing

  • Aurifil (No. 1 most recommended thread)
  • King Tut-Superior Threads
  • Masterpiece-Superior Threads
  • Guterman Cotton thread

Rayon Threads-for quilting, applique (not recommended for piecing)

  • Sulky-40 wt
  • Marathon
  • Robison-Anton Rayon

Polyester Threads-for quilting, applique, embroidery

  • Isacord ( No. 1 Recommended polyester thread)
  • Omni -Superior Threads
  • Polylite 60 wt -Sulky Threads
  • Permacore-A & E Threads
  • Sylko Trilobal-Coats and Clark
  • Glide

Invisible Threads – for quilting

  • Invisible – Aurifil
  • Wonderfil-Invisifil

Beth at Buzy Quilter, shared a link to her blog on how to make a cone holder.

Check your local quilt store for these threads….if unavailable, readers have recommended the following online sources for the above threads:

Superior Threadswww.superior

  • King Tut
  • Masterpiece
  • Omni

Red Rock

I have used this site, too and can recommend them.

Supplies most of the threads on the list (except Glide)

  • Aurifil
  • Permacore, Guterman
  • Isacord
  • Robison-Anton
  • Sulky
  • Wonderfil
  • Superior


  • Isacord

Sew for

  • Isacord
  • Sulky Polylite


  • Glide

Ebay store:  SewingThreads R Usmyworldebay

  • Coats and Clark–Sylko

Let’s keep this conversation “thread” going…if you find anything you like (or don’t like) please let me know…

I will post regularly with updates including samples, sources, needle pairings, price comparisons….

New Quilt Doodle Idea

I found this photo on Tumblr and it made me laugh out loud.  Then it gave me an idea…for a new quilt.  Of course, I really shouldn’t start another new project, but sometimes I just can’t help myself…I did promise myself that I would only work on this a few minutes a day, so it will take a while…

First, I started with a piece of hand dyed fabric that looks a little like a chalkboard.  The size is approximately 20 x 26 inches.

Then, I spray basted the quilt sandwich using Sullivan’s Quilt Basting Spray.  (Remember to give this time to dry before you start quilting —  otherwise, your needle will get gummed up and start skipping stitches–I know from experience…)

Finally, I added a grid-rather randomly.  I just wanted some vertical and horizontal lines to keep the doodles from become too angled.  I think this would be too distracting in this already chaotic overall pattern.

and here is what I have so far….

I plan to add a few at a time as the spirit moves me…I think it will be the perfect little wall hanging…