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The newest member of our thread family: FabuLux

Calista Ngai

WonderFil’s Newest Thread Line: FabuLux!

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After making its debut during this year’s International Quilt Market in Houston, TX, there’s already some buzz going on about WonderFil’s newest thread line. So what’s big the deal you may ask? Here’s what we have to tell you:

Similar to our Master Quilter thread, FabuLux is a versatile 40wt, 3-ply trilobal polyester thread that is designed for the longarm as well as midarm and domestic sewing machines. Available in 700m (766yd) spools and 2743m (3000yd) cones, FabuLux has a brilliant and beautifully bright lustre while also feeling soft and supple to the touch - making this a fantastic choice for quilting.

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All colours in this line were chosen by Debby Brown, ((http://www.debbybrownquilts.com/)) an international teacher and quilter. Available for the first time in any WonderFil thread line are five intense neon colours for those projects where you really want the thread to stand out and show off! The other 35 colours are all gorgeous variegated choices for added dimension and variety in your pieces.

We’re delighted to finally offer another quality thread to use on longarm machines, and we hope that you and your quilts enjoy it! FabuLux is due to hit store shelves in the next few weeks, so ask your local WonderFil retailer about it. Or check our events calendar to see if WonderFil will be at a show or event near you!

With Love and Threads,

WonderFil


Spooky Thread Palettes

Maura Kang

October 25, 2015

LOOKING FOR IDEAS ON MIXING AND MATCHING THREAD COLOURS FOR YOUR NEXT HALLOWEEN PROJECT? TAKE A GANDER AT WHAT WE'VE CHOSEN FOR THIS QUILT BY VERNA MOSQUERA.


Quilt pattern "Happy Hauntings" by Verna Mosquera.

Quilt pattern "Happy Hauntings" by Verna Mosquera.

Happy October and thanks for checking in! This week we would like to share with you this incredible quilt using the Happy Hauntings pattern by Verna Mosquera, which is an incredibly fun and modern quilt featuring an assortment of playful halloween characters. This pattern can be purchased from Verna’s website here.

We’ve created this quilt using an assortment of WonderFil threads including InvisaFil, Konfetti, and Tutti, however with our upcoming new thread line FabuLux hitting store shelves this fall, we have some new suggestions on how to pair our latest threads for the spookiest impact! Check it out below.

FabuLux: Majestic Sunrise

Our newest thread line FabuLux comes in both solid and variegated colours. Similar to our Master Quilter line, FabuLux is a 40wt 3-ply trilobal polyester with an incredible shine that helps it stand out against the fabric. Here we used a solid colour, but outlining this devilish fella in a shiny variegated thread like FabuLux will make him pop even better, as well as add more interest due to the colour-changing thread. The spool of FabuLux featured in this photo is called Majestic Sunrise and comes in warm golden yellows and the rich orange reds found in autumn.

FabuLux: Boo!

Another playful FabuLux colour that will be available soon is Boo! A halloween-esque palette showing off purple, black and orange hues that can be tied into nearly any spooky themed project.

A popular choice when you don’t want your stitching to show is the aptly named InvisaFil - a 100wt polyester thread that is perfect for adding subtle texture to your fabric. Choosing a colour that stands out against the background will allow the stitching to show a small amount of colour, while choosing one that matches the fabric makes it nearly invisible. This orange and grey is perfect to machine appliqué your pieces down. We recommend using a button hole stitch or a small zig zag.

Tutti: TU39

Tutti: TU24, Konfetti: KT601, KT402

Tutti is a 50wt 3-ply double gassed and mercerized cotton thread that we adore using in quilts. Available in 41 variegated colours, it makes a perfect accompaniment to button hole stitches that give this thread enough heft and texture to make a bold statement. Adding tones of subtle blue and green to the dominantly grey palette will help make this tombstone stand out.

Konfetti is just like our Tutti thread, but comes in 60 solid colours rather than variegated. Mixing and matching Konfetti and Tutti make a playful combination.

Spotlite: MT881 , Konfetti: KT906

Lastly, don’t be afraid to add a touch of Spotlite to your quilts. This metallic thread resists breakage and fraying unlike other metallics that are difficult to work with, and will add a lovely shine to your stitching. Here we used Konfetti to stitch these cobwebs, however trading it in for Spotlite would allow them to add a spooky shimmer to the border all around the quilt. Stay tuned as we may have a short video on using metallic threads!

Our spooky thread palette as shown: 

  • FabuLux: Majestic Sunrise, Boo!
  • Konfetti: KT906, KT601, KT402
  • Tutti: TU39, TU24
  • InvisaFil: IF122, IF711
  • Spotlite: MT881

 

With Love and Threads,

WonderFil