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King Tut Quilting Thread Review posted: 7/14/2004
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I just finished machine quilting a queen sized quilt with this wonderful thread called King Tut by Superior Threads. I love variegated thread, but you never know when the color change will be in your quilting design, but…….with King Tut the color change is every one inch, and it makes a world of difference with your quilting patterns and how good they look.

King Tut is also a non-glazed, Extra Long Staple (ELS) Egyptian 100% Cotton thread. I had the 2000-yard cone and hardly put a dent in it. It is a very strong thread and there was no breaking or splitting and very low lint. It is not a dull color, as most cotton thread, but has a nice luster to it.

Right now, King Tut comes in 16 different colorways, and soon will come out in a 500-yard spool, besides the 2000-yard spool that is available now. It is a No. 40 weight cotton, suitable for hand, machine and longarm quilting

Have you ever used a thread stand? This is a must for certain threads that are wound on a cone, either a large one or the smaller ones. It keeps the tension even because it elevates the thread higher than the machine, and also stabilizes the thread. So, if you have been using a Mason jar or mug, invest in a cone thread holder to help you have a better stitch. “The thread on the cones is cross-wound and intended to pull off over the top as the spool sits flat on the thread stand.”

Look for this thread at your local quilt shop, and check out the other wonderful threads Superior has…

Superior Threads
PO Box 1672
Ogden, UT 84771
Fax: 1-435-628-6385

©2004 Dori Hawks (Reviewer)

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