designed to meet the specific needs of hand stitchers, embroiderers and embellishers.
Pearl cottons are generally the top favourite threads for wool applique. They come in cute little balls, and have different weights. #8, which is thicker, and #12 which is thinner.
These can be used for your applique stitches as well as embroidered details.
FOR CONVENIENCE - SIZE 08 HAS MOVED TO ITS OWN CATEGORY
The Presencia Finca Perle Cotton is a high quality thread with an exceptionally high luster!
Silky, smooth, and available in an array of tempting colors, this perle cotton thread set is the perfect way to embellish your projects!
Each 100% Egyptian cotton spool is mercerized for strength, is colorfast, and shrink-proof.
This high-quality thread is perfect for embroidery, applique, sashiko, and more.
** hand quilt using “big stitches” with Perle Cotton.
Presencia’s Finca Perle Cotton is the ultimate for many, when it comes to hand quilting.
Big Stitch quilting
In recent times there has been a rise in popularity for Big-Stitch Quilting also known as Pick Stitching or Perle Quilting.
This technique results in relatively big, showy stitches that add a different texture and color to a quilt.
Most often perle cotton thread in size 8 is used.
These threads are thicker than standard quilting cotton and therefore require a needle with a bigger eye.
Embroidery or Crewel needles are best to use for these threads as they have large eyes and sharp points.
The size of the thread or floss you are using will determine will size needle is best.
The aim is to pick a needle in which the thread will fit comfortably through the eye of the needle and the point has a thickness that won’t bend in the layers of your quilt.
For Perle 8 cotton I recommend a size 8 or 9 Embroidery needle.
The colors are rich, the thread’s smooth texture glides like butter through the fabric, and it never tangles up on.
The colors have never bled after washing, and it’s really just an all around pleasure to work with.
Size 16 and Sz 12 are now requested for Big Stitch
We will add sets in February 2016
Finca Perle Cotton solid color 2 ply. Size 12 in 10 gram balls.
StitchintheDitch will make the purchase of Presencia Finca Perle more economical with Sampler Sets!
#12 Samplers are available in 8 palettes
Pastel, Jewel, Crayon, Neutral, Monet, Yuletide, Scarlet, Mardi Gras
What Customers Say:
Size 16 is a great thread for hand quilting and size 8 for embroidery or chunkier hand quilting