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We like to think of ourselves as the thread whisperers! 

If there is one thing we've learned from 7 years of renting longarm quilting machines to thousands of quilters, it's thread! We've helped thousands of quilters confidently finish their quilts on their own using our longarm quilting machines. The fastest way to build confidence on a longarm machine is to choose a thread combination that has been tried and tested. We feel like we now have the PERFECT thread combination for longarm quilting!


Frequently Asked Questions...

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That depends. There are so many fantastic threads on the market to match the needs of all styles of quilters. We recommend several thread combinations based on your specific needs.

Newbie Longarm Quilter

As a new quilter, you're going to want a very forgiving thread that will allow you to practice your quilting without breaking. The first few quilts you longarm can either make or break your confidence. We want that first experience to be flawless for you so you can go on and expand your skills into the style of quilting you only dreamed of. We recommend a 40W Glide thread on top and a pre-wound 60W Magna-Glide Classic Bobbin on the bottom.

Pantograph Quilter

If you stitch pantographs from the back of the machine, you want a thread that does not require constant babysitting. It's hard enough following that design with the laser for hours on end, the last thing we want you worrying about is the thread. We recommend Glide thread for all your pantograph quilting.

Custom Quilter

As a quilter for hire, we are sometimes at the mercy of our customers thread choices. One of the things you will hear is that the quilter does not like the sheen of polyester thread on their quilt. Often these will be primitive, civil war, 30's, vintage or heirloom type quilts. With this in mind, we would recommend a strong, low lint cotton thread. 

Art Quilter

Don't get us started with all the awesome threads used by art quilters. From variegated cotton and poly to metallics, silks, neon, wool and beyond. Although we don't carry many of those threads currently, you might be surprised at what we can get you in. Be sure to drop us a line if you have a special request.


We spent the first several years of our longarm quilting careers stitching with various brands of cotton thread and even the best of the best could not keep up with our fast paced quilting environment. 

A couple things to consider... 

Cotton thread has fuzzy little burrs that cause unneeded heat and friction at the needle. As these "rough threads" go through your needle they cause the needle to flex as it goes in and out of the fabric, ultimately causing your thread to break. We've never met a quilter that likes thread breaks.

A quick look in your bobbin case and you will see the result of this in the form of fuzzy cotton lint. That's your thread falling apart. We all know the havoc lint causes in a sewing machine and that's something we'd like to avoid at all costs. Learning this about thread sent us on a mission to find a thread that stitches for hours without breaking. Polyester thread has all the characteristics we are looking for in a thread. Specifically with Glide's Advanced Trilobal Technology!

The ability to maintain consistent thread tension is the most important variable to quality and efficient production. Fil-Tec Glide™ with Advanced Trilobal Technology will maintain consistent tension throughout each and every spool. The results are high quality, consistent stitch formation, fewer thread breaks, and fewer machine stops.

SHEEN

Glide utilizes special technology to capture a beautiful luster within the fibers of a colorfast polyester. We welcome you to compare our Glide colors to your favorite polyester or rayon thread.

CONSISTENT

Fil-Tec Glide with Advanced Trilobal Technology will maintain consistent tension throughout each and every spool. The results are high quality, consistent stitch formation, less thread breaks, and fewer machine stops.

COVERAGE

Glide offers superior coverage for all your sewing applications. Uniform and complete coverage (fill) provides a unique look. The thread appears to melt into the fabric.

STRENGTH

Customers rely on the superior strength of Glide in fast-paced production environments. Stronger thread translates into fewer thread breaks and less machine downtime.

LINT FREE

Glide runs virtually lint-free through your machine’s needle and tensioners.

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GLIDE 40W

King Spool 5000m

Mini Spool 1000m

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The ability to maintain consistent thread tension is the most important variable to quality and efficient production. Fil-Tec Glide™ with Advanced Trilobal Technology will maintain consistent tension throughout each and every spool. The results are high quality, consistent stitch formation, fewer thread breaks, and fewer machine stops.

SHEEN

Glide utilizes special technology to capture a beautiful luster within the fibers of a colorfast polyester. We welcome you to compare our Glide colors to your favorite polyester or rayon thread.

STRENGTH

Customers rely on the superior strength of Glide in fast-paced production environments. Stronger thread translates into fewer thread breaks and less machine downtime.

LINT FREE

Glide runs virtually lint-free through your machine’s needle and tensioners. 

GLIDE 60W

King Spool 

5000m

IT'S IN THE DETAILS.

A great choice for small letter embroidery, micro-stippling, and fine-detail quilting.

HIGH-TENACITY

Makes a great bobbin thread and is produced from the same high tenacity filament polyester as our patented "Magna-Glide Classic" bobbin.

COVERAGE

Very fine in diameter with tremendous bendability characteristics.

LINT FREE

Glide 60 runs lint-free through your machine’s needle and tensioners.

RECOMMEND

Size 9/65 needle for its fine size and oversized eye.

AFFINITY 40W

King Spool 3000yd

Mini Spool 900m

EMBRACE YOUR PIZZAZ.

Affinity’s one-inch color-repeats are the perfect touch for when you want to add a little extra pizzaz.

STRENGTH

Customers rely on the optimum strength of Affinity in fast-pace production environments. Stronger thread translates into fewer thread breaks and less machine downtime.

COLOR-FAST

Affinity is washable, color-fast, and provides superior resistance to abrasion and chemicals. A trustworthy thread you can rely on over the years when longevity matters.

CAIRO QUILT 50W

King Spool 3000yd

Mini Spool 600m

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TRADITIONALLY ELEGANT.

Cotton thread is the top choice for traditionalists who prefer to use a natural fiber. Cairo-Quilt is also a great piecing thread.

STRENGTH

Made from the highest quality Egyptian long-staple cotton, Cairo-Quilt is strong and durable compared to competitive cotton threads.

LOW-LINT

Mercerized cotton technology produces minimal lint as it passes through your machine’s needle and tensioners.