Yesterday, on the SubliStuff blog, I talked about FabricMaker, our fabric printing system which can be used to create personalized and unique fabric for quilts and other sewn items. Since I started talking about products that could be used with quilts on that blog, it seemed only logical to continue the conversation on this blog by introducing our Iris Ultra Cotton Quilting Thread.
As many of you already know, EnMart is the exclusive commercial distributor in the United States for Iris UltraBrite Polyester Machine Embroidery Thread. We also offer a variety of specialty threads, like our popular metallic thread, or our fabulous solar active thread. We have always been proud to carry Iris thread, a brand known for quality and colorfulness, so we were excited when Hilos Iris told us they were bringing out a line of cotton quilting thread.
Iris Ultra Cotton Quilting Thread is a very high quality 100% long staple Egyptian cotton quilting thread. It is currently available in 19 solid colors and 9 variegated colors. The solids are sold in 3,000 yd and 500 yd cones. The variegated colors are sold in 2,500 and 400 yd cones. We introduced this thread at the 2013 Quilt Market in Houston and the initial response has been very positive. We were told that the thread was comparable to King Tut thread, but that our price point was much better.
This is a high quality thread, perfect for any type of quilting, including long arm quilting. It is double mercerized and gassed, very low lint, and made from long staple Egyptian cotton. The thread is smooth and lustrous and offers a durable color that will keep your heirloom quality quilts looking their best wash after wash.