Quilters love Fil Tec threads for smooth sewing! Fil-Tec Glide threads maintain consistent spool tension, resulting in a consistent stitch formation with less thread breaks and fewer machine stops as you sew. Fil Tec threads are also virtually lint-free! Working on a big quilt project? Be sure to check out our selection of Fil Tec prewound bobbins to match your quilt thread! Shop Fil-Tec thread below.
Often when sewists choose thread, they want it to blend in–become invisible. But the thread is the unsung hero of the project. Literally your quilt or garment would fall apart without it! Therefore, choosing your thread is an important consideration. At Missouri Star, we like Fil-Tec thread for our projects.
What is Fil-Tec thread? You are surrounded by Fil-Tec thread without even knowing it! Fil-Tec is a U.S. fiber company that produces cable and fiber optic yarns used to deliver electricity, internet, and mobile phone service. They have a division that manufactures candle wicks and another that makes fibers for heat tolerant rope and door seal. Fil-Tec also makes specialty sewing threads used in products like automobiles, shoes, furniture, mattresses, sporting goods, and awnings, as well as tents and parachutes for the U.S. military. Finally, Fil-Tec manufactures high-quality thread for embroidery and quilting.
Fil-Tec Glide thread is a favorite for use in quilting. Therefore, we offer Glide thread for sale at Missouri Star. Glide thread has a lovely sheen and excellent color-fastness. It stands up well to washing and has strong resistance to bleach. Lubricant is applied to Glide thread to assure consistent tension. Fil Tec Glide thread runs cleanly through your machine and has virtually no lint.
You may be wondering, What weight is Glide thread? It is Tex size 27. That means that 1,000 meters of Glide thread weighs 27 grams, in the medium range (21-70) of Tex threads. The Tex system was adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (IOS) to create a uniform method of measuring thread weight across the industry.
Many people also ask, Can Glide thread be used for embroidery? Yes, Glide works well for machine embroidery. Glide is one of five Fil-Tec quilting threads that does double duty as a Fil-Tec embroidery thread.
Have you ever been stitching merrily along–everything looks great on the top side–and then you discover that your bobbin thread is in a hot mess on the underside of your project? Fil-Tec prewound bobbins can save you a good deal of that trouble. Fil-Tec bobbin thread is produced from high-strength polyester fibers designed for fewer breaks. Fil-Tec Clear Glide Bobbins are precision wound to provide the user with consistent tension, resulting in more stitches per bobbin. Fil-Tec bobbins are virtually lint free and run cleanly through your machine. Fil-Tec clear quilt bobbins are compatible with the thread sensors on most machines; therefore, operators don’t have to worry about running out of FilTec bobbin thread unexpectedly. Missouri Star offers Fil-Tec Bobbins Class 15 in tubes of 8. It’s one of our favorite time-saving sewing hacks! Learn more about our favorite quilting supplies in the video below.
Whether you are looking for Fil-Tec Glide thread or Fil Tec prewound bobbins, Missouri Star has the products you need from this innovative fiber manufacturer.
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