About Craft Connection
We carry every variety of
threads. We're especially featuring Mettler's
Metrosene silk-finish cotton
threads, and YLI's
Wooly Nylon Extra
the most popular for quality home sewing, because the thread quality is the highest available
and the color selection is unbeatable. For all other threads, just tell
us what you want, and we can usually get it for you the same day you order.
For convenience in sewing large projects or for carrying to classes, we have pre-wound bobbins
from YLI and Superior threads.
We also have YLI water-soluble
basting thread, which can be used for basting, and also for easy machine trapunto. And we have YLI's
Wooly Nylon and Wooly Nylon Extra for sergers.
For a special touch, we offer Glissen Gloss Prizm Hologram thread, which
adds dancing highlights to appliqué, embroidery, quilting, and topstitching. And
ribbon floss, which is also used to add a decorative
touch to embroidery, quilting, and topstitching.
For needlework, we offer DMC and Anchor pearl cotton in 4
weights, in skeins or balls.
We try very hard to show you the threads on the screen in their proper colors, but
colors shown as dots of light can never look exactly like the real colors in cotton or
rayon. Also, MacIntosh and PC screens tend to show colors slightly differently.
How to choose thread
For general sewing on cotton fabrics, we recommend
#50 Metrosene silk-finish thread. Cotton threads will protect your cotton projects because
the threads will not be stronger than the fabric, and therefore they won't cut through
the fabric at the seams when handled. They are also kinder to your sewing machine because
they will break before they bend a valuable part. Metrosene thread has a low amount of
the fuzz that can gum up your sewing machine's works.
For hand quilting, a popular choice is Mettler's
hand quilting thread. It's waxed so it won't knot, and it has a polyester core
for superior strength and break resistance.
For hand applique, the best choice is Mettler's #60
cotton embroidery thread. Because it's so fine, it becomes invisible when sewn.
For machine embroidery, we recommend
threads. Here you
have more choices depending on the project. The general-purpose thread is the
40-weight rayon. It comes in hundreds of colors, looks gorgeous, and
doesn't cost a lot. For a denser fill, the 30-weight rayon is
a good choice. It costs a little more, but it will save time and can give a better
result with pre-programmed motifs. For natural objects like flowers and animals, you'll
like the Ultra-Twist. These are threads with 2 colors twisted
together, giving a more realistic coloring. And finally, for pizzazz, nothing beats
the Sulky Metallics.
Free snippet service
If you aren't sure if a thread is exactly the color you need, send us a self-addressed stamped
envelope and a list of manufacturer color numbers and we'll send you snippets of up to 5 threads so you can see them with whatever
you're trying to match. Send your SASE to:
PO Box 762
Conifer, CO 80433-0762
Don't forget to tell us what threads to snip for you.