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Isacord Thread

1000 meter spool of 40 wt.
Isacord Polyester Embroidery Thread

Select from the following colors:

isacord polyester quilting thread
Silky White
isacord polyester quilting thread vanilla
isacord polyester quilting thread black
isacord polyester quilting thread sterling
isacord polyester quilting thread brick
isacord polyester quilting thread pumpkin
isacord polyester quilting thread buttercup
isacord polyester quilting thread pear
isacord polyester quilting thread hint of blue
Hint of Blue
isacord polyester quilting thread blueberry
isacord polyester quilting thread wild iris
Wild Iris
isacord polyester quilting thread dusty grape
Dusty Grape

isacord polyester quilting thread setCheck out the Isacord Gift Set where you can get all 12 beautiful colors for a great price!

Isacord Polyester Embroidery thread is a super strong, super high quality polyester thread perfect for machine quilting, embroidery, and more!

This 40 wt. thread is very thin, making it an excellent choice for free motion quilting designs that require a lot of travel stitching. Isacord is also very strong and able to take the high speed and intensity of machine quilting and embroidery.

You also get a lot of bang for your buck with Isacord! Free motion quilting an entire quilt requires a lot more thread than piecing or applique because you're covering more surface area. $6 for 1000 meters of thread is an excellent deal and most openly quilted bed quilts can be completed with one spool.

Isacord is also virtually lint-free. Cheaper threads throw off balls of lint that can clog up both the bobbin and top area of a machine. This lint can easily destroy a good machine so make sure to brush out your machine top and bobbin area often.

Frequently asked questions about Isacord thread:

Won't quilting with polyester thread damage my quilts?

In the 5 years I've used Isacord thread for machine quilting, I've never seen the slightest damage of the thread breaking through the fabric, even on quilts that have been washed multiple times.

There's a big difference between the high quality polyester threads of the present and the low quality threads of the past. Most of the prejudice against polyester thread happened in the 1970's when there were a lot of low quality poly / cotton blends causing issues for quilters.

What was true then is not true now. You CAN use high quality polyester threads on your quilts. The trick is to always use high quality materials - great thread + great fabric = excellent project.

Do you piece with this Isacord thread?

No. I use Isacord thread for free motion quilting and embroidery.

For piecing I use Aurifil 50 wt. Mako cotton. I like to use this cotton thread for piecing because it's very thin, virtually lint-free, and when you stitch with a 1.5mm stitch length, it's almost impossible to pick out.

What needle do you use with Isacord thread?

I use a Schmetz Universal 80/12 needle. When working on a very small scale and quilting very densely, I will sometimes use a Universal 70/10 needle to minimize the hole the needle leaves in the quilt.

For best results, always match the color and brand of thread in both the top and bobbin.

Mismatching thread brands, or using cheaper thread in the bobbin, is the #1 reason why quilters struggle with tension issues and poor stitch quality when free motion quilting.

The thread you use DOES matter for the overall outcome of your quilt. For best results, also use Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers inside your bobbin case to reduce the number of thread nests and breaks while you quilt.


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