The Best Thread for Your Longarm

:We’re confessed thread heads here at Quilting Mayhem. We know how important the right thread is to make your sewing machine and your projects perfect. We even wrote a blog post about our favorite threads for your domestic sewing machine here. Now it’s time to give you our ultimate guide to threads for your longarm quilting machine. 


Why does longarm thread come on a cone?

Thread cones are generally cross wound instead of straight wound. This means that the thread is wound in a crisscross pattern across the length of the cone. A cross wound cone gives the thread the advantage of reduced tangling, better stability, and a smoother feed of the thread during quilting. All of this will give you more consistent tension and stitch quality on your quilts.


Quilting Mayhem’s Ultimate Longarm Thread Guide


So Fine!

  • Description: Superior Thread’s So Fine is a 50 wt 3 filament polyester thread. It is lint-free with a matte finish and makes an excellent blending and bobbin thread. So Fine comes in a whopping 134 colors, so you’re sure to get a great color match for your quilt.


King Tut

  • Description: Superior Thread’s King Tut uses certified Egyptian-grown, extra-long staple cotton designed for quilting. King Tut makes use of the finest spinning, twisting, dyeing, and finishing techniques to create a thread with extremely low lint. King Tut is available in over 100 variegated and solid colors. 



  • Description: Fantastico is a 40 wt 2 ply variegated trilobal polyester thread from Superior Threads. Fantastico threads are full of bold variegated colors. It’s a high-strength and high-sheen polyester thread with the variegation happening every inch. Fantastico comes in over 100 variegated color blends, and we’re sure you’ll find one for your new quilt.



  • Description: Omni from Superior Threads is a cleaner, brighter, and stronger alternative to other poly-wrapped poly core threads. It is a 40 wt polyester thread perfect for the rigors of high-speed quilting. Omni comes in a huge assortment of 172 solid colors for your projects.


Whether you’re going for some custom ruler work and micro-stippling or a beautiful edge to edge pantograph design, Quilting Mayhem has all the thread you need for you to finish your quilt exactly the way you imagined.

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