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Applique with Attitude Using Perle Cotton by Presencia

We are using perle cotton in our applique and we want you to join the fun! The stitches are fast and expressive and add a punch to your applique. You are going to love this!

Size 16 is thicker than hand quilting thread. It is showy without being a show-off and it pulls through fabric well. One 10-gram ball of size 16 perle cotton has approximately 156 yards of thread.

Size 12 is thicker still. It is more visible from a distance but still pulls through the fabric without a fight. All colors are available in both weights. One 10-gram ball of size 12 perle cotton has approximately 136 yards of thread.

These are 10 gram balls.

Don't forget to order needles and a needle threader! Our favorites are at the bottom of this page.

Elizabeth emailed to ask how this perle cotton compares to size 8 perle cotton. This is an excellent question and one I thought some of you might want to know the answer to. Here is my response:

Size 8 perle cotton by any manufacturer is much heavier than either the size 12 or 16. Size 8 is really hard to pull through the fabric especially at the edges of the applique where there is more thickness because of the turn-under allowance. Size 12 is plenty visible and it is easier to sew with. Size 16 is finer still - much easier to sew and it is a little bit subtler while still making a statement.

 

Yellow - 1062

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Gold - 1068

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Yellow-Orange - 1232

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Orange - 7567

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Orange Red - 1490

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Red - 1166

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Rose - 1742

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Pink

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Deep Rose - 2333

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

True Red - 1902

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Dark Red - 1915

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Orchid - 2615

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Purple - 2627

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Brown - 8080

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Very Dark Brown - 8083

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Dark Taupe - 8327

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Crewel Needle, size 9

$2.70 for a pack of 15 needles

 

Sharp Needles

Also good to use with the perle cotton are these sharps. The eye is rounder and some might find these easier to thread than the crewel needle.

Hemming & Son or John James Sharp, size 7 (bigger)

$2.40 for #7

 

Hemming & Son Sharp, size 9

$2.40 for #9

 


The Quilter's Threader

Works perfectly with size 12 or 16 perle cotton and the size 9 crewel needle.

$3.85 for a pack of 2 threaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Rust - 7731

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Rust - 7740

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Medium Yellow Green - 4812

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Olive - 4561

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Darker Green - 4565

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Forest Green - 4323 - New Color!

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

 

Darker Blue-Green - 4368

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Grass Green - 4652

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Dark Teal - 3670

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

 

Light-Medium Aqua - 3664

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Medium-Dark Aqua - 3574

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Medium Blue - 3319

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Dark Denim - 3324

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

White - wht

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Ecru - 3000

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Dark Gray - 8785

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

Black - blk

Size 16 - $3.10

 

Size 12 - $2.85

 

This is a detail of a quilt Becky calls The Sky which is made from the pattern for The Ground from our book, Applique Outside the Lines. The applique stitches are made with size 12 perle cotton.

 

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