KREINIK Iron-on Threads
Pat Winter © 2005
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Recently I had a chance to try out the metallic iron-on threads by KREINIK. I was reluctant to use these threads. At first sight they looked like they had specks of white throughout the spool. Although KREINIK offers quite a variety of colors, 37 including glow-in-the-dark, and in three sizes. #8 fine braid, #16 braid, and 1/8"ribbon. I thought the white specks would give the thread a washed out look. I was wrong. The white is the adhesive which disappears. When the threads are heated, the color is enhanced, giving your project a very vibrant look.
I think this iron-on thread will always be a part of my crazy quilting. My favorite color is #6301, a lime green with pink specks. The gold( #6230 )or pearl( #6710) thread would make wonderful straight lines for a spider web, cursive signatures could easily be obtained using the fine braid for those of us who cannot embroider their name very well.
I hope you give this product a try. I think you will find it fun to work with, and surprisingly easy. Please share your creations with us. You may learn more about these threads and get free projects at www.kreinik.com .
How to use KREINIK iron-on threads
Start filling the area by laying down threads beside each other until solid.
Care of fabric embellished with Iron-on thread: Hand wash in cool water. Hang dry. May be dry cleaned. Use a hot iron to touch up any loose threads.
Download the KREINIK Iron-On Thread color chart.