Any time of year is the right time to add a little sparkle to your quilts, but it’s especially fun to use metallic threads on Christmas quilts, holiday table runners, tree skirts, and even stockings and ornaments.
Though metallic threads have a reputation for being unruly and a bit difficult to work with, there are several tricks you can use that can help move it from the naughty list to the nice list in time for the holidays. For best results, even regular sewing thread that’s stack-wound should mount so that the cone can rotate to deliver the thread. Message we receive with Metallic is watch the way they are wound it thread is twisted as it comes off and appears to twist around the spool pin you want to think about a thread stand to allow the thread to relax. Check tension, if thread breaks easily you need to loosen your tension, do a test sw to assure the thread is behaving correctly. Needles - we shall have special metallic needles in stock very soon, we do have Topstitch needles with the large eye that are also great to use, these have a bigger eye allowing for less friction on the thread - this is what causes the thread to fray and break. Don't speed up with this thread - it heats the thread! Sewers Aid is great product to use on these threads