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Caroline in Mo. 10-21-2013 05:20 AM

Varigated thread
Is it "out of style"?? Connecting threads used to sell it.I love it for wall hangings but never see it anywhere!

quiltsRfun 10-21-2013 05:35 AM

Try Threadart. I've found it there.

Neesie 10-21-2013 05:39 AM

Superior Threads carries it (Rainbows).


Dolphyngyrl 10-21-2013 06:04 AM

sulky makes a lot of variegated

SHELTIE'SMAMA 10-21-2013 06:09 AM

Last trip to Joanns I was looking looking at it. They has both sulky and the coats and clark variegated That was about a month ago.

Skittl1321 10-21-2013 06:36 AM

Connecting Threads hasn't sold it in years. They said it didn't sell well.

I think it gives a very pretty look to stippling patterns on quilts. I love YLI's variagated, but Coats and Clarks makes a nice one at Joanns. The Superior Threads one is also amazing.

mighty 10-21-2013 07:00 AM

Superior along with others sell it.

meyert 10-21-2013 07:50 AM

I love variegated thread.. or at least what I think is variegated thread. I have purchased from Fabric.com and I LOVE it. Many different colors and it seems to be very good quality.


Momo 10-21-2013 07:58 AM


This web site has tons of sewing items at very good prices. I saw some variegated thread on there this morning.

jbud2 10-21-2013 08:51 AM

I looked for this in JoAnn's last week also and only found the small spools. I thought it would be nice
to use on a string/scrappy quilt.

Lori S 10-21-2013 09:16 AM

I love variegated threads... I use Superior , and when Jo'anns has thread for 1/2 price buy the coats & clark 100 percent cotton. My thread stash is starting to get out of control with all the choices.

HMK 10-21-2013 09:24 AM

My favourite thread to quilt with is Sulky's Blendables http://www.sulky.com/thread/thread_blendables.php

ghostrider 10-21-2013 09:47 AM

Sulky has expanded their Blendables line of variegated thread several times since it came out in 2009. Perhaps CT should reconsider their decision to stop production. :)

clsurz 10-21-2013 10:29 AM

Originally Posted by Caroline in Mo. (Post 6359786)
Is it "out of style"?? Connecting threads used to sell it.I love it for wall hangings but never see it anywhere!

Of course not! I love using variegated threads. It brings a whole new meaning to creativity IMHO.

garysgal 10-21-2013 11:00 AM

I use variegated threads a lot because it take the guess work out of which color do I go with and they blend really well.

evelyn5269 10-21-2013 12:49 PM

Our Joanns has it in Maxi-Lock and if you google Maxi-lock varigated thread I am sure you will find it. I love it.

patchsamkim 10-21-2013 06:01 PM

It is still available. Blendables is one of my favorites. I have used it for both machine quilting, and for applique. I hope it stays available forever!

annesthreads 10-21-2013 10:22 PM

I love Superior's Rainbows. Or I did till the last spool I had, which didn't play well at all. But usually it sews like a dream, so I'm hoping that one was a one-off bad one.

Nerys 10-22-2013 12:06 AM

I really like and enjoy using Sulky blendables cotton in handquilting I use both the 12 wt and 30 wt.The 30 wt I sometimes use 2 threads together.

ckcowl 10-22-2013 01:46 AM

I just picked up 3 different colors of variegated Aurifil threads from fabric.com. I know Superior Threads carry a lot- I even have it in silk threads- so I don't think it is 'going out of style' our local Joann's carries a lot of variegated thread too.

snipforfun 10-22-2013 03:19 AM

I really like superior King Tut for fmq - not piecing

WMUTeach 10-22-2013 03:49 AM

Saw it at my local JoAnn's this weekend.

Amythyst02 10-22-2013 04:05 AM

I have gotten it at JoAnn's and online at Superior Threads. I like what I got from Superior better.

nunnyJo 10-22-2013 04:32 AM

I love quilting with variegated

grann of 6 10-22-2013 04:47 AM

I use the YLI variegateds on my long arm. I do mostly charity quilts and find the variegateds will blend in with all the colors in the quilt. I love the look it gives.

patchwork 10-22-2013 06:46 AM

YLI has some great variegated. It is made in the US and has 3000 yrds in stead of 2000 yrds in King Tut (superior) and costs about 5.00 less a spool.

FroggyinTexas 10-22-2013 09:06 AM

Good ole Coats and Clarks makes it and Jo Ann carries it. Jo Ann also has other brands--Sulky for one. I bought two spools of Coats and Clarks variegated last week and it looks great on the piece I made. froggyintexas

Originally Posted by Caroline in Mo. (Post 6359786)
Is it "out of style"?? Connecting threads used to sell it.I love it for wall hangings but never see it anywhere!

hperttula123 10-22-2013 02:02 PM

I hope it never goes out of style. I haven't used it in a long time. We had issues with it on our old longarm and just never used it on the new on until lately. My mom used it on a project and it turned out beautiful. I have to save some money up so I can order some more. :)

GailG 10-22-2013 04:49 PM

Originally Posted by Caroline in Mo. (Post 6359786)
Is it "out of style"?? Connecting threads used to sell it.I love it for wall hangings but never see it anywhere!

I love it, too. It disappears into the prints of the fabric.

SusanSusan33 10-23-2013 06:12 AM

I have been loving the "Rainbow" from Superior! I need to go to Joannes while they have their thread 50% off and see what I can find there. :D

matraina 10-23-2013 06:45 AM

I've seen it at JoAnn's. The quilt shop I visit has it in King Tut.

BettyGee 10-23-2013 07:31 AM

Superior and Sulky both sell beautiful varigated threads. I love them when I want my quilting to show in patterns. I just finished a panel and FMQ a floral motif in each square using gold varigated thread, turned out great.

Snooze2978 10-23-2013 09:31 AM

I still have some of Connecting Thread's variegated thread. Wish they'd come back with it again as I'm afraid to use it on a quilt and not have enough to finish it. Only use it for custom quilting when I need only a little. They seem to keep changing their colors as I notice in my stock pile having only 1 spool of a certain color. When I knew I would need more of one of those colors, I went online requesting for anyone having a spool of that particular color if they were willing to part with it for a price. I eventually acquired 4 spools of the color only to find out later that CT had some in the warehouse but just didn't have it online to sale. It came up on one of their many thread sales though. I paid $5/spool plus shipping as I wanted this color badly. Just my luck but now I have plenty to finish the project.

needles3thread 10-23-2013 09:57 AM

I love variegated thread to quilt with.

Holice 10-23-2013 03:00 PM

I love to piece with it especially the natural color. I am told YLI will soon have a variageted in light to med grey.

I also use it in the bobbin for crib quilts. Gives a bit of jazz to the solid backs.

ghostrider 10-26-2013 03:13 PM

Originally Posted by Holice (Post 6364717)
I am told YLI will soon have a variageted in light to med grey.

Now that's worth waiting for! Yum!! :)

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