All this week we have been looking into perfect needle pairings for a variety of Sulky and Gütermann threads.
Yesterday we learned about a variety of different polyester threads.
What is rayon and why we love it!
Rayon, also known as viscose rayon is a manufactured fiber made from cellulose.
The cellulose commonly used to manufacture rayon is found in wood pulp so rayon is considered a manufactured natural fiber.
Sulky and Gütermann rayon threads both come in a rainbow of beautiful colors.
Rayon has a soft luxurious sheen that adds a look similar to silk thread at a fraction of the cost.
Though rayon has a delicate appearance this thread is surprisingly strong making it a great choice for quilting even on items that will need to withstand frequent washing.
In addition to their 40wt threads Sulky also has a collection of heavier 30wt rayon.
Rayon thread for beautiful machine quilting
Sulky and Gütermann rayon thread is highly adaptable to all types of machine quilting.
My favorite SCHMETZ needlesfor working with rayon threads are:
This needle has a sharp point and a fine blade with a deep protective groove to stop thread abrasion.
Though intended for machine embroidery it also does a wonderful job for quilting as it was developed specifically to work with threads like our Sulky and Gütermann rayon.
Works well for stitching medium size designs with both 30wt and 40wt rayon thread.
Very slim shaft for fine stitching.
Small eye for less thread bounce.
Gives a good quality stitch with both 30wt and 40wt rayon threads.
The needle I use most often when straight line quilting or stitching medium to large free motion designs.
Rayon thread loves to micro stitch
When paired with the correct SCHMETZ needleeven the tiniest stitching looks smooth and beautiful.
My favorite needles for micro stitching are:
The smaller needle allows us to free motion quilt very small designs with fine stitches.
My favorite for Micro Stitching the tiniest of designs.
The small eye and fine shaft makes tine precise stitching possible
As above with the addition of a chrome coating for less heat abrasion.
Prevents damage to fabric when free motion quilting on fine silk or satin.
Enjoy using rayon to add a new dimension to your machine quilting.
You won’t want to miss it!
This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Polyester thread – durable beauty