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.
The story of Superior Threads
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