Monday, 13 June 2016

An Alternative to Invisible Monofilament Threads

Join us as we welcome an adorable project from one of our amazing sponsors WonderFil Specialty Threads!

Looking for a better alternative to invisible monofilament threads? Most of us know invisible thread as clear nylon or polyester that come in "clear" or "smoke" colour and resembles a fishing line. Some of the most common complaints are that they have a lot of stretch, become brittle or break easily, cannot withstand heat, can turn yellow, don't feel very soft and will sometimes cut into the fabric. These threads also tend to have a shine, meaning they still show under the light.

InvisaFil is an excellent alternative as it is an ultra fine 100wt thread, meaning it is thin enough to disappear into the fabric. It is also a cottonized polyester which reduces the stretch in the thread and gives it a matte finish, allowing it to blend into the fabric even further. InvisaFil is soft and silky to the touch, making it an excellent choice for quilts, and is also ideal for stitch in the ditch, hand or machine appliqué and English paper piecing because of its super fine weight, resulting in extremely flat seams (as you can see pictured).

For great tutorial, DIY project, and more visit the blog.

Make sure to visit our booth at the Quilt Canada 2016 in Toronto from June15–18.

With Love and Threads,

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