About Superior

All about the quality of Superior Threads.

Superior Threads has many machine quilting threads consisting of four fibers: Cotton, Metallic, Polyester, and Silk.  Each line offers unique quilting traits with a library collection of color palettes from which to choose from. 
A #40 thread is the industry standard medium weight for quilting thread. A #30 thread is thicker/heavier than a #40. The smaller the number, the heavier the thread becomes.

Interesting Facts:
In 2012, China produced 35,000,000 bales of Cotton while Egypt only produced 480,000 bales. (Egypt's total output is less than 1.5% of China's production!)

Out of Egypt's 480,000 bales of Cotton, only 20% (about 96,000 bales) are good enough to be considered as extra-long staple cotton.

The U.S.A. produced 17,315,000 bales of Cotton during 2012. Texas produced nearly 35% (6,000,000 bales) by itself. In contrast, Egypt is 1.4 times larger than Texas and produced a fraction in comparison.

Extra-long staple Cotton is the highest grade because of the length of the fiber. There is a direct correlation between strength and quality and the length of the individual staple. (A Cotton staple is an individual fiber from the cotton boll.)and quality and the length of the individual staple. (A Cotton staple is an individual fiber from the cotton boll.)

Egyptian-grown extra-long staple Cotton

We put a lot of emphasis on 'Egyptian-grown extra-long staple' as a description for our Cotton threads. This is because the highest quality cotton available is Egyptian-grown extra-long staple Cotton when it comes to the textile/thread industry. 'Extra-long staple' means less lint and stronger thread. Egypt has the perfect growing conditions for Cotton and the result is a naturally strong and beautiful fibre.

Used with permission from Bob Purcell, Superior Threads. www.superiorthreads.com

 


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