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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Not one piece of this THREAD…...



                                                IS NOT SUPERIOR




I will go to the length of this post saying, SUPERIOR what is there not to like….?

Listen, they have NITE LITE threads-glow in the dark…some of you used in our most recent WICKED blog hop… ( 6 colours pastel blue, pastel green, pastel pink, pastel purple, white and pastel yellow)  40 wt polyester that glows…( yep already tested…so true) That is what got me soooo excited…had to find out more about this SUPERIOR Company that Bob owns with his most amazing supportive staff…And here is the best news.. AMERICAN OWNED AND OPERATED. Yes let's applaud! 

I have been using their Superior Titanium Needles since I began quilting. A dear friend sent me a package of them, and  ever since I have never used any other. They are sharp, they never seem to dull like other machine needles and they don't break…at least none of mine have…And I sew long hours….. I had no idea SUPERIOR needles was the same company as SUPERIOR threads….

But I do now…do yourself a favour…look for some Superior Titanium, the size I use the most is 14…
but I like the green package too when I am doing topstitching…PERFECT, my machine loves them! 

Some things take me awhile to absorb…..But I get it….they have a terrific variegated I have read that many of you like…IF YOU LIKE IT, you know I WILL LOVE IT.   

I am certainly no expert like some of the quilters who have been using them for years, but I can tell you, as I use each one, I will share what I like about it and where I used it…how is that?

And I have a variety which of course I will be sharing with our winners….I always add some thread to our RED packages…so expect some SUPERIOR coming to you shortly…


Have you been using SUPERIOR, which THREAD can you recommend? What should I be trying first? 



This is only a sampling of what arrived…. so big Thanks to BOB for sharing some threads with me
so I can share them with YOU! 




some more info that will assist everyone..

for INTERNATIONAl guess what? times is up…

it starts tomorrow..see you then….
Amy is cheering us on…she is sooooo ready for us...


  ps. thanks for all the tidbits, info, JUST LOVE YA…..I am a bit behind in my homework today, so it will be a late night…had a few hiccups today lol. But I am ready for tomorrow…and wanted to thank you for the great FEEDBACK, YOU SO ROCK….

40 comments:

  1. I love their King Tut cotton thread and their Bottom Line cotton thread- tried both just to see if I would like it and I was hooked!

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  2. I love their King Tut's. My favorite color is Karnak. It's a blend of tan, brown and turquoise which sounds strange, but I've used it on at least three quilts. It's just perfect if you love turquoise like i do.

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  3. Waouh, I am actually looking for the Nite Lite Thread here in Switzerland, but up to now, no success.... and I would LOVE to make this wonderful spiderweb from Pat...... The only way will be at the end to order directly from USA, and then I will try these titanium needles.... Do you have a address you can recommend, Mme Samm?

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  4. Nope, not me. Sad to say I have not tried them. But they do look sew very pretty!

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  5. I have switched to the needles and I'm experimenting with the thread just like you. Sew far, sew good!!! They have a monthly thread club I'm considering as I heard there is free shipping to Canada. Anyone know if this is true?

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  6. Use needles, king tut and bottom line and love them all for all quilting jobs

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  7. I am a new quilter and was very confused as to what thread to use, when to use it, and the difference between threads until I discovered Superior Threads. Their website has a lot of information and educational videos that are amazing....I highly recommend them to anyone who is as confused as I was. Their Bottom Line thread is excellent for EPP, hand applique and binding. I love Superior Threads!!!! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  8. I have used King Tut and prewound bobbins. I never want to wind a bobbin again. I am curious about their needles and would like to give them a try. I didn't know Superior had needles. Thanks for the knowledge.

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  9. Don't get me started!! I love this stuff. Living in Venezuela I actually go to the trouble to have it shipped to a friend in Rhode Island and he brings it down to me. I use their needles. Masterpiece is great for piecing as it takes less space than ordinary thread so you get a better 1/4" seam. Treasure is fantastic for hand quilting and right now weirdly enough I am using Rainbow double to hand quilt with. King Tut is excellent too. Over the years I have read the Newsletter I have learned a lot about thread from Bob and I think there is a DVD he offers with orders. The website is really good but if you live abroad it is really worthwhile buying the colour cards so you get exactly what you want as colour does vary on your computer screen.
    As for the invisible thread it is fantastic, it's made of polyester not nylon and resists a medium hot iron. I've used it for appliqué and quilting in the ditch. Great Stuff All Of It!!

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  10. The thread sounds wonderful. Will definitely try it out. Love your Christmas banner!

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  11. I have used the King tut I loved it. No problems with breaking or anything, and it has a nice sheen.

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  12. I love Superior Threads and totally enjoy wandering around in their Utah store every chance I get.

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  13. Oh my! Welcome to my world! Honestly I have been using this for the last 6 years on my frame, so fine 50/2 is a great all rounder, I love love love rainbows variegated! and the lava thread although stronger is a Matt variegated. And their silk thread - heavenly. Metallics work every time, not a single problem quilting with them! And totally, titanium top stitch needles every time!

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  14. I have used Superior since I started quilting (and before). Love their verigated, metallics, and use the bottom line with FMQ. King Tut fills a drawer, some prewound bobbins.

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  15. Bob loves King Tut...and their metallics are THE BEST...ioho

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  16. I have never used Superior thread before, so I will be reading all your posts concerning how they sew and sew forth. Glow in the dark threads would be great for a child's quilt or for a novelty quilt. Hope you have a great evening. Oh, I use Isacord thread and really like it.

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  17. I have only used two of their variegated threads and I LOVED both!

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  18. I've been using Superior needles and various threads for several years (So Fine 50/2, Masterpiece, King Tut are favorites, but have also used Lava and their metallics. My machine doesn't seem to like Bottom Line, though.) Their website is wonderful, and you can get TRY ME deals to check out different types of threads at a decreased price. Great educational videos. Bob emails a monthly newsletter with their specials, some general thread or product info and a clean joke. Get on his mail list.
    swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.

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  19. I love Superior threads and needles! My favorite thread for quilting is their beautiful and strong King Tut #49/3 ply cotton in Alabaster. It is a rich creamy varigated neutral that looks wonderful and classic on any quilt. I have also used many of their other varigated King Tut colors on my quilts, matching the colors to the tops so the quilting will "sink" into the top ... or choosing a contrasting colorway when I want the quilting to stand out and add to the design. I usually purchase King Tut on the 2,000 yard cones at quilt shows and keep them ready in supply in my sewing room. I do also like their website and enjoy receiving their daily "deal of the day" emails as I have learned so much about other types of threads they have available. I started using King Tut when I learned to use the long arm at my local quilt show as this is what the owner prefers for her machines. I loved it so much that I now use it almost exclusively for my home quilting. I wind my own bobbins on my machine and usually use the same thread for top and bottom threads when I quilt. One large cone will quilt quite a few quilts. I am using their lovely buttery yellow Sunstone King Tut on the baby quilt I am working on right now. I love it! ... :) Pat

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  20. I love Superior threads, their silk is wonderful. I also use So Fine and Masterpiece for pieceing...love them...and on the long arm I use King Tut and Omni..love them too. I have not tried the metallics as I've always stayed away from metallics...heard too many horror stories. Sound like their metallics work well and would love to give them a try. I have not tried their needles but it sounds like they are excellent too. I'll be checking out their website and signing up for their newsletter. There is nothing better than good quality thread and needles when quilting.

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    1. Their metallic is the ONLY metallic I use that does not fray and I don't have to change the tension on my longarm from using the King Tut thread. LOVE Superior!

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  21. I use King Tut on ALL of my client quilts. I ordered in a stash of another brand when I began to longarm for the public but once I tried King Tut by Superior, I never looked back. Now I use the "other" thread for the charity quilts and I use King Tut on ALL of my client work and my own quilts. Once you use it, you will never look back either! it marries with batiks like none other!

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  22. I like King Tut, Masterpiece and Bottom Line. I've used some of the others they offer as well. Great threads and needles. The best is Bob's joke in the monthly newsletter and his delivery policy to Hawaii.

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  23. I have not used Superior thread but plan to get some one of these days. I will be looking for these needles as my quilting machine is very picky and I would love to find a needle that it would like. Thanks for sharing your advice about this thread and the needles.

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  24. I've used the bottomline for my applique.

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  25. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the bottom line superior thread. I use it for needleturn applique, sewing Englis Paper Piecing and sewing down my bindings. I bought at bobbinholder with a lot of spools with different colours that is perfect for my applique. Have to buy some more neautrals because they are almost empty spools now. Using Milliners strawneedles nr 11 and they are perfect for needlturn.

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  26. I have never used either the Superior thread or needles, but I will certainly look for them! I was wondering if they also make pins? Several years ago I was putting a quilt together at a friend's house and purchased some quilting safety pins. They were titanium safety pins and they came in four colors in the package. They are the thinnest, sharpest pins I have ever purchased and I have never been able to find them again. Could I have finally have found the maker?

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  27. I used Superior Rainbows thread for quilting one of my quilts and it was lovely.
    I was hoping you were going to give me a chance to win this amazing stash of threads. LOL

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  28. I've had great respect for Superior Threads for some time Samm. They not only have wonderful thread (Masterpiece is my favorite) but they are so helpful when you have a question and they are very fair in their pricing. blessings, marlene

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  29. I used Superior Thread topstitching my grandsons quilt with topstitch needle and it was wonderful. Then I tried the varigated without the topstitch needle, but a new 14 regular, and it kept breaking. Lesson learned. I will get some of those titaniam needles. I still love Superior thread!

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  30. I have used their King Tut thread to quilt and love it. Haven't tried any of the other threads they have.

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  31. I love the King Tut thread - great stuff!

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  32. For bobbin thread, I like Bottom Line; I combine it with So Fine #50 on top. They're a great combo and create very little lint.

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  33. I recently used a variegated King Tut thread (red, white & blue) and loved it - the colors changed so frequently and it looked great on my project. I also use their Treasure Hand Quilting thread for hand sewing bindings, it's strong and coated for fewer tangles.

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  34. I once picked up their needles on a whim for my machine and I have never regretted it, they make such a difference in my quilting! Now I haven't tried their threads yet, but now that you have brought it to my attention I have put it on my list to try next!

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  35. Have not tried their threads, yet. I use gutermann atm. I tend to pick up what is on sale or what I can get at joann's. Joann's sends me coupons all the time for 40-60% off one item.

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  36. I like quilting with their rainbow line, polyester though. I have quilted with the Masterpiece line, but the cotton thread breaks very easily, so I will stick with the polyester...

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  37. I have used King Tut variegated in a lot of my quilts. At a show recently, I stopped in the Superior Thread booth and bought Omni. I had been of the 'it has to be cotton' mindset, but the Omni quilted up nicely, and my machine didn't argue with me about it!!! I cannot wait to visit them in Paducah in April. I will be bringing home lots of their threads.

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  38. I also love Bob's jokes. I'm using a King Tut variegated thread to hand quilt with. I'd love to try the needles one day.

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  39. Thank you sew much for that spool of Fantastico.... You've got me hooked - top and bobbin!

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