YLI News

Quilt Highlights
The biggest news from Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh – YLI introduces Quilt Highlights. Not a thread but a whole line of braided embellishments.
Start with Kathrin Weber’s hand dyed organic cotton braid. Use the 16 gorgeous color combinations – slightly different every time – to highlight your blocks or echo your quilting stitches. Add color, depth, and texture to your design.
Need a little glitz? Use Quilt Highlights metallic or shimmer colors. Stunning against black fabric!
Simply lay out and stitch in place, use a zig zag to couch, or feed from your bobbin. The creative possibilities are endless, exciting, and waiting for you.

Prime Piecing Thread
Most of the time, any old thread will do for piecing. But, if you are concerned about tight corners or sharp points, Prime is for you! 70/2 starch glazed cotton just sinks into your fabric. Proven over many years of industrial sewing, YLI brings this great product to quilters. Economical, large spools last a long, long time.

New Star Colors
The talented color folks at Coats and at YLI have created 16 new colors for Star! Check out Tangerine, Shrimp, Manatee, Arctic Lake and all the rest. 12 new solids and 4 new variegateds. Need to match that great new fabric? Now you can!

Elly Sienkiewicz Embellishment Kits Available
Heavier #30 Variegated Silk Filament Thread to commemorate Elly’s Baltimore Daughters quilt exhibit. Kits are available with the 5 variegated only or with the 5 variegated plus 2 Silk Sparkle.

100% Organic Cotton Quilting Thread
New this year! USDA Certified Organic cotton quilting thread made from extra fine Egyptian cotton. 35 colors available. 300 meter spools.

Variegated Hand Quilting Thread
The best hand quilting thread anywhere, 100% Egyptian Long Staple cotton glazed for strength and a smooth texture. 14 variegated colors.


Silk #100 is now available in seven variegated colors. Silk now combines with metallic in Silk Sparkle.