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  • Product Reveiw | MicroQuilter Thread by Superior Threads
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    Sharon Keightley
    I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
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Product Reveiw | MicroQuilter Thread by Superior Threads

Product Reveiw | MicroQuilter Thread by Superior Threads

Product Reveiw | MicroQuilter Thread by Superior Threads

As you all know I love invisible machine applique. For years now I have tried to find a thread other than monofilament thread that will give a great invisible look. The look of hand sewn applique. Just to clarify, this review is not sponored. I am writing about the MicroQuilter Thread because I am so pleased that I have finally found an alternative thread for my applique work, I wanted to share my results with you.

I took the plunge and orderd a selection of colours in the new thread range MicroQuilter from Superior Threads.

It arrived in todays mail! I have had so much fun playing with using this thread as a substitue for monofilament and here's the results.

Red circles

The first picture show how fine this thread really is: Super fine... The circle in the top picture is not stitched. 

Microquilter Thread | Invisible Machine Applique | Pine Valley Quilts

The picture below is stitched.... Can you see the thread ? I think I need stronger glasses as this is amazing thread, I just can't see the thread at all.......... even where the fabric has a cream design the thread is just barely visible.

 Microquilter Thread | Invisible Machine Applique | Pine Valley Quilts

 I then tried a brown leaf........

 Microquilter Thread | Invisible Machine Applique | Pine Valley Quilts

 Same thing ! No visible thread. even with monofilament at times using the clear thread the light will catch the shine of the thread, but that's what I love about the Superior Threads MicroQuilter thread there is none of that showing, the MicroQuilter thread blends beatifully and sews smoothly.

There are however some things to consider: 

You do need to match the colour of the thread closely to the colour of the applique piece. Meaning you will need a good selection of colours. 

You will need to change colours everytime you move onto a different coloured part of your applique block.

Carefully stitch close to your applique shape so no thread shows on your background fabric.

These MicroQuilter threads come in 3000 yard cones, so loads of thread that will last a very long time.

Thirty colours to choose from. I think I will build up my colour selection slowly. With the quilt I am working on I only need Four colours.

Other thoughts on MicroQuilter Thread:

I am thinking this thread would be great for stitching in the ditch, especially around the applique pieces. I will be giving that a try too......

So far I am thrilled with my latest product purchase, as always Superior Threads has deliverd an amazing product.

The Applique E-book has step x step photos on how to applique! Turned edge invisible applique by machine or hand.

Happy Stitching

Sharon

 

  • Post author
    Sharon Keightley
  • AppliqueApplique LeavesApplique TutorialsInvisible machine applique

Comments on this post (1)

  • Nov 09, 2016

    Sharon,
    Your comments are very welcomed. When I work on a new thread line I do get a bit anxious that it is a thread that quilters/sewers will like and use.
    I have had a giggle that the thread that seemed to be missing was a thread you are not supposed to see.

    — Heather Purcell

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