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Shop Update 03-12-2021

Can't Quilt Without It!

Thread; while it may not be your favorite thing to spend your quilting budget on, the right thread makes all the difference in any sewing endeavor. From general piecing to thread embellishment, different projects demand different thread types and we have an extensive collection for you here at Corn Wagon Quilt Co. In fact we have an entire room dedicated to it!

Let's start with basic 100% cotton thread for your sewing machine. You'll need plenty for piecing all your quilt blocks! There's lots to choose from out there and believe me when I say we've tried it all. Of all the brands we've tested through the years, we recommend Aurifil 50wt thread for piecing because it produces flat, accurate seams without bulk for a professional finish. It's a mercerized thread that is widely heralded by a dedicated tribe of quilters, sewists, and textile artists for its versatility, strength, lustrous color and the fact that it produces virtually no lint. It's super high quality thread at a competitive price. We also love that Aurifil is a family company dedicated to working with independent quilt shops. We just received our new Aurifil display and now offer more colors in our favorite 50wt thread. You'll also find cones of our best-selling neutrals because when you find the magic color that blends with everything, you'll want lots! Did you know that a cone of Aurifil has as much thread as 4.5 of their large spools but only costs as much as 3.5? Not a bad investment when you zip through thread as quick as we quilters do!


What do we recommend for handwork? Aurifil has a thread for that and luck would have it, we just received a new display of that as well! This 80wt cotton thread is one of the newest members of the Aurifil family. Such a thin thread is perfect for a variety of techniques, including English Paper Piecing, Hand Applique, Machine Embroidery, Machine Applique, Free Motion Quilting, Free Motion Couching, and more. Bonus: We adore their beautiful cherry wooden spools!

We are awaiting the arrival of another glorious Aurifil thread display...
Hand-Quilting Thread (28wt) is on the way!!!

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