Metallics

As a company we decided long ago to stock the most dazzling array of metallic threads for the machine. Madeira Threads produce the largest selection of metallics and we stock them all and complement this huge range with other similar high quality threads from the very best suppliers.

For your convenience, we have categorised the metallics under the weight of the thread.  If you want a metallic to show off, go for a heavier weight, more subltle, go for a finer weight. No.40 is the standard weight of thread.  Any number lower than No.40 is a thicker thread, any number higher than No.40 is a finer thread.

Madeira manufacture a stunning range of excellent metallics that sew well and look even better!  Metallic threads cause more frustration then any other thread when machining. That said they will work, if you follow these three simple rules, and when they work, metallic thread look stunning so don't dispair!  For further information on metallic threads and making them work on your machine, join our blog, or newsletter.

1. Use a good one from these pages. 2. Use a Topstitch size 90/14 needle. 3. Reduce your top tension down to '1'