50% higher tear resistance as well as more optimal stretch characteristics.
Extremely high wear resistance (rub fastness).
Higher fastness to washing, boiling and light.
Higher colour fastness due to innovative dyeing technology.
More universal area of application, even with heavy-duty textiles.
Largest colour pallet with 351 colour benefits
High embroidery reliability. No interruption to the embroidery process through torn threads.
Gives embroidery an exceptionally long lifetime. Shine remains preserved as new for always.
The embroideries remain absolutely colour-fast, even with heavy duty such as chlorine bleach, rubbing wet/dry, washing and ironing.
Our transparent thread TRANSFIL can easily be used on sewing machines. Be careful to use a topstitch needle. This type of needle has a larger eye and a larger groove than conventional needles. It is therefore perfect for use with special threads such as buttonhole threads, thicker decorative threads and our TRANSFIL transparent thread.
Please note: Reduce the stitching speed when using transparent threads. You may need to slacken the tension of the upper thread. However, you must maintain the tension of the lower thread.
TRANSFIL is particularly well suited for stitching together open edges using herringbone stitch. This is an ornamental stitch that does not produce an actual seam in the normal sense. Thanks to TRANSFIL, however, the seam produced is very stable and can also be overstitched using POLY SHEEN or any other embroidery thread.
Elastic threads are not necessarily the only option here. Most sewing machines have special stitch types for elasticized seams. If this is not the case, a fine zigzag stitch can also be used, but the thread tension must be perfectly set.
Puffy overlocking threads such as our SERAFLOCK are also ideal for use on lingerie. This thread is perfectly suited for creating elasticized seams on underwear and for flat seams and French seams on elastic fabrics, embroidery and knitwear.
If the fabric puckers when being sewn the thread tension should be checked and re-adjusted.
If the fabric puckers when being embroidered, an embroidery backing should be used to stabilize the fabric and allow the embroidered picture to be properly formed.
As the name suggests, these threads differ in their material composition. One is made from cotton, the other from polyester.
The typical features of these two all-rounders are as follows:
Amann Group Mettler makes its cotton threads exclusively from high quality, long-staple cotton. The mercerization process gives the thread an attractive shine and increased tensile strength.
Polyester threads offer outstanding properties such as high tensile strength and color fastness. These two threads are perfect all-rounders, and can both be used on polyester or cotton fabrics. They are particularly well suited for dressmaking, living accessories and patchwork applications.
SERALON 30 is used for decorative stitching. This is a fiber-based thread and therefore has a greater tendency to pill due to the fiber construction than, for example, our 35 strength EXTRA STARK. This thread is subjected to additional processing and is exceptionally good for all manner of decorative seams as well as for the application you describe.
The name EXTRA STARK is a programme: it is noted for its high tensile strength when sewing and for its high abrasion resistance. Whether or not it will stand up to years of wear also depends on the fabric used and the exact location of the seam. We offer EXTRA STARK in a total of 52 colors.
In some embroidery patterns the lower thread is pulled up to the top at various points. This is nothing to do with the tension of the thread and cannot be regulated as such, but instead is related to the programming of the stitches.
In such cases, TRANSFIL has proved to be a good option. However, it does make the finished work quite hard. The additional stability is highly desirable in some applications but TRANSFIL is not a suitable lower thread to use for items that are designed to be soft and cuddly.
A very good question! For patchwork (piecing) we use 100% cotton. Mettler Silk Finish, 50 weight or Fine Embroidery, 60 weight are perfect choices. I suggest using off white colour 512 for medium to light patches or medium grey colour 724 for medium to dark patches! They both blend well and save time and effort saving you effort and time choosing colours to match each patch.
When choosing a Quilting thread... anything goes! Traditionally we use a 40 weight cotton for hand quilting but as so many people now machine quilt there is an even greater choice.
100% cotton is still a favourite in 60, 50, 40 or 30 weight…Mettler produces many weights of cotton so that you can achieve the exact look you want. Remember, the larger the number the finer the thread!
Metallic and silk threads are often used in wall hangings and clothing as they will not get as much wear and tear as a bed quilt.
No, quilting with sewing silks is not to be recommended. However, if motifs need to be embroidered onto the individual pieces of the quilt then sewing silks are ideal for this purpose.
Embroidery patterns created with sewing silks produce a particularly attractive, even and slightly glossy result. For quilting the best thread to use is a polyester thread such as SERALON or the cotton universal thread SILK-FINISH.
The Amann Group Mettler machine quilting thread is a tear-resistant spun yarn with an elegant sheen, which is perfectly suited for quilting, along with all the Amann Group Metter cotton threads.
The Amann Group Mettler QUILTING WAXED has the same strength as the machine quilting thread (40 strength) but looks finer. It is the optimal thread for this application and the number one choice for hand quilting. It can also be used on machines, but here a size 90 needle must be used.
the ticket numbers imply the thickness of the thread. The ticket number is a whole number between, usually 5 and 250. The most popular ticket numbers are those between 30 and 120. For example, weight 30 is a thicker thread than weight 50 and weight 120 is a thinner thread than weight 80.
The ticket numbers are based on the fixed length system Nm (metric count) for synthetic sewing threads and fixed length system NeB (british cotton count) for cotton sewing threads.
Nm (metric count) is the length (m) per 1 gram (g). Example: Nm 10 means that 1g of a sample has a length of 10m. That means for our all-purpose thread Metrosene, 100: 1g of of a single yarn has a length of 100m.
Of course, the ticket number has influence on the tensile strength. Our polyester all purpose thread 30 has a tensile strength (cN) of 4’300 and the same thread of weight 100 has a tensile strength (cN) of approx. 1’500. The maximum tensile strength is the maximum linear strength a thread can take before it breaks.
Yarns can be Z or S turned. Z turning can be seen by the fact that the thread continues to be closed to the left as a result of the turning (anti-clockwise)...'
It is about the double-folding: Today, primarily 2-fold or 3-fold sewing threads are processed in Z turning. To retain the yarn compactness of the finished sewing thread, the simple yarn is produced in S turning and then the yarn in Z turning. These yarns are supple, have an even yarn surface and offer a beautiful seam appearance.
Amann Group Mettler yarns are Z turned!
No, a cotton thread such as STICKEN-STOPFEN 30 is much thinner to look at than the polyester thread SERALON 30.
This is because different calculation formulas are used for cotton and polyester. The thread construction and the ratio of strength to length also play a role in determining whether a thread looks thicker or thinner.