We can order any color thread you desire, in many different formats (polyester, rayon, cotton, nylon, variegated, clear, thick or thin.) The longarm machine does not use standard threads (i.e. Dual Duty) because they are not designed for high-speed stitching and break easily. Any of the threads listed below will work in the longarm machine.
You can look at some of the available colors at these sites.
Nature's finest thread. Extremely low lint #40/3-ply extra-long staple Egyptian-grown cotton. All variegated colors have a one-inch color change interval.
Line - by Libby Lehman
Designed by Libby Lehman for quilting, embroidery, bobbin, binding, and applique. 50 original colors and 5 NEW colors of 60 wt. lint-free polyester.
- by Alex Anderson
Nature's finest thread. #50/2 extra-long staple Egyptian cotton for piecing, detail quilting, bobbin, lace, and applique. Very smooth with virtually no lint.
- by Ricky Tims; a thicker thread--more prominent on your quilt
40 wt. high-sheen premium trilobal polyester thread with a one-inch color change interval. For embroidery and quilting.
Fine - by John Flynn - a fine thread perfect for dense quilting or
less prominent quilting.
Lint-free, extra smooth #50/3 polyester. For quilting and general sewing. 50 original colors + 50 NEW COLORS + 34 NEWEST colors
- A strong, durable, beautiful 40 wt. thread, ideal for
embroidery, quilting, applique, and serging.
The only metallic thread that is guaranteed to work.
Studio Colors - by Ricky Tims
Hologram - Glitter Hologram thread adds sparkle and dimension to
embroidery and quilting. Washer, dryer, and iron safe (medium heat)
metallized polyester. 400 yd. and 3,300 yd. spools. 24 dazzling colors.
- American & Efird
Quilting solids and Machine
Quilting Variegated - 100% mercerized cotton. Signature®
Machine Quilting thread, designed for longarm quilting machines and
enjoyed by many home sewers, is a high quality product that offers
excellent sewability with high speed multi-directional designs, free
motion, and general sewing techniques.
Quilting Polyester - Cotton wrapped polyester core. This cotton
colored polyester thread is a natural choice for those who require an
extra strong thread for machine quilting, but prefer cotton thread to
match their cotton fabrics. The polyester thread provides
strength while the cotton thread covering offers the same soft feel as
||Colours - 100%
mercerized cotton, 30/3 Tex 50, 10 variegated, 2 solid colors.
|Fine Metallic - nylon
core, silver alloy film undercoated.
- by Diane Gaudynski and Silk
Quilting - 25 solid colors & 25 variegated colors, - 100% extra
long staple Egyptian cotton, 40/3 ply -Tex 40
|Variations - 2-ply
trilobal polyester, 35/tex 27, 25 variegated shades
|Fusions - heavy
weight 100% cotton.
- cotton and silk quilting thread in McKenna's signature colors.
by Design - Linda Taylor machine quilting, cotton wrapped
brights and variegated threads that glow under black light.
- premium long staple 100% cotton.
|Perma Core -
polyester core, polyester wrapped, soft thread in several weights,
colorfast and strong. Their color chart does not show pictures, just
of colors. A few show here: reds
and browns, greens,