Todd Purcell - Superior Thread

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date December 2017

 

 

We are going to learn about threads!  Todd took us through a lot of information about thread.  I'm hoping this is the first of a  number of conversations about threads, needles, tension, and other elements of quilting. Superior Threads has agreed to be one of our research partners!  Superior Threads is a leading thread company.

 

Check out the Thread Selection Guide .  Todd explains their lines including "King Tut" and "Masterpiece."  He explains how the thread is made, including what means "extra long staple."

 

 

 

 

Topics

The story of Superior Threads

Metalic thread

The role of education in building their business

Where do we begin with threads?

What is "extra long" staple in thread?

Explaining Egyptian grown cotton

Weight of thread:  40 versus 50 (thinner and for piecing)

Masterpiece for piecing (and when you don't want your quilting to be showing)

King Tut: shows more

Where the cotton comes from and the process of making thread

Distribution Center in St. George

Why Brand matters

 

Just Wanna Quilt: An Immersive Research Project of Copyright

Podcast and Research Lab

Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA 70118

 

JWQ Shop and Long Army

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

New Orleans, LA 70125

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

Owner, Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Editor-in-Chief, Just Wanna Series, Ricardo Gonzalez

Inventory Quilt Project, Willow Olson

Long Army, Joel Sellers

Project Director, Gigi Baay