It’s All About Thread on “Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show”!


Heather Purcell, a.k.a. Mother Superior, joins Jodie to tell us all about threads, specifically Superior Threads which she owns with her husband Bob. In the first segment, Heather tells us why the strong core of Superior metallic keeps it from fraying and breaking as other brands do and she adds helpful hints for perfect stitching. Next up, quilts stitched with Rainbow threads with a 1” color change. Then, the ever-useful Superior MonoPoly invisible thread which is made from monofilament polyester.

In the second segment Heather Purcell shows Jodie a lovely red silk quilt that is quilted with Superior’s silk thread. A wool batting by Hobbs makes everything puff up beautifully. Next up is Omni, a good-for-everything workhorse thread. Heather then shows us the latest from Superior, Magnifico, a 40 weight thread with lots of sheen that comes in 200 colors.

In Short Takes on Longarm Quilting Vicki Hoth addresses quilt backing options. She shows busy and plain backings, pieced backings and even cuddly soft quilt backs for children’s quilts.

Jodie couldn’t wait to try Superior’s metallic thread at the Handi Quilter longarm machine. Sure enough, unlike others she has tried: no frays, no breaks!

Heather Purcell suggests investing in thread cards made with the actual thread for choosing thread colors. Then she discusses the difference between 40 weight and 50 weight threads. Her company is all about education and invites viewers to Superior University, a monthly free class you can sign up for online.


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