new thread ~ magnifico!

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hi ~  and magnifico friday to you all!

i just ordered this new thread from superior thread company.  it is just gorgeous! and i love quilting with it!!!

this is what superiorthreads.com says about it:
“After many years in development, we now have a polyester thread that has the high sheen of trilobal and the strength of filament polyester. It is a high tenacity (strength), high sheen trilobal filament polyester called Magnifico. Magnifico is unlike any other thread. Here’s why: Magnifico consists of four main strands of thread. Each of these four main strands consist of 48 high strength micro-strands. Two 48 micro-strands are twisted together into Set A. Another two sets of 48 micro-strands are twisted together into Set B. Then Set A (total 96 micro-strands) and Set B (total 96 micro-strands) are twisted together to make the final product. Magnifico is a thread made of 192 high-sheen, high strength micro-strands. The result is a strong, bright, beautiful 40 wt. thread ideal for quilting and embroidery.”

 

available in 200 colors! {yay!}  i had already begun quilting the feathers, but i used magnifico to finish out the quilting on this tablerunner, applying it in the blue and orange colors as seen below, using another striking piece of hand-dyed fabric.  i do not remember for sure where i got the fabric… but i think i purchased it at the bigfork bay cotton company in bigfork, montana, several years ago when on vacation. 


i kept the thread choices to three colors.  blue, pink, and orange. the pink thread for the initial feather quilting is with  superior’s older poly thread, and i think you can tell the difference {although maybe not on a computer screen} but i can tell just looking at the original piece.  these threads definitely have a prettier sheen that reflects light and glows vividly. {love that!}

one of the best things about this beauty?  not once ~ was there any shredding, breaking or fraying of any kind during the quilting of this piece.  and i liked the ‘thickness’ ~ or as it is sometimes referred to, the “thread presence” of this 40 wt. gorgeous thread.  it performed beautifully for me.  i also used a 90/14 topstitch needle {as always}.

my august special sale is now ON!  MARVELES50 for 50% off any other item{s} with minimum purchase of $100 {only until August 15th!}.  Thanks for stopping in!  joining the in the studio  link up today!  {cmon’… check it out!  and join up, too!}

have a great weekend!  i know i am going to! 
xo 
leslie

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  1. Your work makes everything look fantastic. I don't know why companies aren't knocking your door down for endorsements.

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