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.
The first picture show how fine this thread really is: Super fine... The circle in the top picture is not stitched.
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.
I then tried a brown leaf........
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.
I only just came across your web site from Todays Quilter Magazine I just purchased here in Canada. I too use the monofilament thread and after reading your article on MicroQuilter Thread by Superior Threads I raised my eyebrow.
Matching coloured thread with fabric, I like that idea for applique. I do have one question what bobbin thread do you use with MicroQuilter Thread when using it on your applique projects?
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.
How to press a Flying Geese Border ? This is the question I was asked so I have done my best to answer as it is not exactly what you might be expecting to see. Read more to see how I pressed the seams to get nice flat intersections.
Making four Flying Geese units at a time is a great time saver, and a wonderful method. I love to oversize the units and trim them down to the correct size for perfect blocks. Read how I go about making these versatile units that I use in almost every quilt I make.
October 17, 2020
Thank you for your comment regarding Micro Quilter thread and applique. I also use Wonderfil invisifil thread in the same manner, they are very similar threads and wonderfil has a great range of colours. I use the bottom line 60 weight thread in the bobbin, by superior threads in a matching colour to the background fabric. This works for me and I hope you have fun with the threads.