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Old 02-10-2015, 09:38 AM
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I was wondering if anyone know where I can purchase glow in the dark quilting thread. If so do you know who manufactures it.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:42 AM
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not sure but I'm going to try to Google it. Gave me an idea. Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:45 AM
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All kinds of brands; Coats and clark, Omni, Connecting threads Nite Lite. Apparently a lot out there. Not sure how well it holds up but will have to give it a try.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:48 AM
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I think Superior has a Glow in the Dark thread
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:50 AM
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I have seen the thread for sale but I didn't closely look at it when I saw it.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:50 AM
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I have used the Connecting Threads on my granddaughters pillow shams. That was 2 years ago. I should ask if it is still working. It was great when new.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:15 AM
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I used Kreinik on sections of a whole cloth quilt with a peacock as the center motif.
You had to go in a windowless room and turn off the lights to see it. It really wasn't worth the effort.

This has been 15 or so years ago, so manufacturing may have changed some, but it was also very difficult to work with, it shreadded very quickly so I used 12" threads cuts.

Would I do it again. Maybe, because I like to add things to my quilts most people would never notice.
Probably not because if you will think of the radium dial clocks and watches, they don't glow very long so what is the point.

I've also used glow in the dark acrylic paints on quilts, same results. It takes a lot of light to get the product to glow and when you get in the dark it fades very quickly.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:22 AM
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I've used the Marathon brand. It sewed well, but as all glow in the dark stuff you have to expose it to a bright light, then it only glows for about 10-15 min. The kids thought it was great.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:21 PM
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I found Coats and Clarks has the best gitd thread. I was working on a quilt in my kitchen area one afternoon. Left it out overnight and went into kitchen to get something later that night hours later. Came into the room before turning on light and you could see where I had stitched, ALONG with the thread path through my machine! Really cool!!
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:25 AM
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Have you thought of using embroidery thread as they have glow in the dark threads too? I've used embroidery thread and metallic embroidery threads in my quilting machine (Innova) with no problems.
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