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Poly Thread Chart

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Score: 5.00 (votes: 3)

351 colors BFC Poly Embroidery Thread Chart, 40 wt., plus 12 Variegated and 16 Metallic thread.
Actual thread tassels so you can see the sheen!

Our thread charts are quite different than the kind where the thread is wound on cardboard.  Ours are real tassels.  You can slide fabric under them to see how it looks or to match it to a color.  People have raved about them as being a totally different concept than other Thread Charts. 

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About Our Thread

BFC Machine Poly Embroidery Thread

Advanced Trilobal Thread
Fiber Type: Polyester - Trilobal
Colorfast when washed
Fiber Size: 120D/2 (40wt.)

Shop carefully as all Poly thread is NOT created equal! 
Recently many embroidery enthusiasts are searching for Trilobal Poly Thread. Trilobal refers to the shape of the fibers that make up the thread. Standard poly fibers are round, but Trilobal fibers are like a three pointed star. This provides a lot more surface to reflect the light and result in thread that has a high sheen – often as much as rayon! It is also a stronger thread which means less thread breaks. Elongation (stretch) is also an important factor in choosing thread. Lower elongation percentages result in the reduction or elimination of puckering and looping problems. Lower elongation also allows you to decrease the tension on your machine. Some poly threads have a stretch factor up to 30%! Our new BFC poly Thread is made from Trilobal Poly fibers and has a very low elongation of 17%-20%.
What is Polyester - Trilobal and why does it matter? 
This is the standard cross section for most synthetic fibers. It has a minimum surface to volume ratio, but in most cases it is used simply because it is usually less expensive than modified cross sections.
A trilobal fiber gives a fiber rigidity and resilience, and the many reflecting surfaces are efficient at scattering light. The reflective surfaces enhances the sheen of the fiber.
BFC Polyester Thread is 2 ply which means it is made of two trilobal fibers twisted together that gives twice the reflective surfaces and increases strength. The image to the left shows a scanning electron microscope image of the cross sections of two ply trilobal thread.
Elongation (stretch) average of 17-20%. (competitors are often 20% - 30%)
Lower elongation (stretch) levels result in the elimination, or significant reduction in looping and puckering problems.
A tighter range in elongation from spool to spool and color to color allows you to embroider different colors without making tension adjustments.
Lower elongation also allows you to back off on tension right from the first stitch
A Snap Down base allows you to easily secure your thread for neater storage
    • Weight
      0.4375 lbs
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Product questions

  • carole soucie
    Apr 6, 2024, 06:32 PM

    Purchased your Cardinal Bowl and Doily set awhile ago. Want to make it for a grieving friend and my printer does not print accurate colors. Are you ever going to sell your brand so I can use your exact colors? Or if you have the colors can I purchase from you?

    Thank you
    Carole Soucie

    Susan Makalinaw
    Apr 7, 2024, 04:01 AM

    Hello Carole - After all the changes in importing with Covid, I ended up in debt for 220,000! I had to finally give up or I was going to lose my business and my house. So this was not an easy decision for me. I didn't buy form someone else, I had it manufactured to my specs.
    I have a lot of conversion charts on the website. Got to the site and scroll all the way to the bottom and you will see Conversion Charts. The other thing that might be worth consider is buying an actual thread chart. I am selling what i have left a lot cheaper than I paid to have them made. This way you can always compare the exact colors to other brands. WE;re selling them for $12 which includes shipping.
    Thank you - Suz

  • snugs
    Dec 26, 2023, 12:28 PM


    Susan Makalinaw
    Dec 27, 2023, 04:59 AM

    If I put up any more thread it will still be closeout. I have to be out of the warehouse by the 31st I have to figure out what to do.

  • Saylor Romano-Laks
    Dec 23, 2023, 12:38 PM

    Hi Suz, I can't seem to find your embroidery thread page. Are you still carrying embroidery threads?

    Susan Makalinaw
    Dec 23, 2023, 02:03 PM

    I have untildec 31 to get out of hte warehouse. I had to take the thread down so we would have time to get everything out. Im not sure if Iwill be albe to pu tthe thread back up. Suz

  • Annie
    Feb 28, 2023, 09:58 AM

    Hi Suz,

    Trying to match a color to Robinsin Anton, is there a conversion chart for this so I know what color of BFC thread to get?

    Susan Makalinaw
    Feb 28, 2023, 10:35 AM

    Hi Annie,
    If you scroll all the way to the bottom fo the home page you will see Conversion Charts. We have quite a few there.
    Thanks - Suz

  • joan guglielmetti
    Mar 15, 2022, 07:17 AM

    what is the brand name of your thread

    Susan Makalinaw
    Mar 15, 2022, 07:27 AM

    Hi Joan, it is our own brand,...BFC. We have it manufactured for us - we don't buy someone elses thread and put our name on it. :) Suz

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Score: 5.00 (votes: 3)
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  • Dec 8, 2023, 06:36 PM
    I am so glad I ordered a thread chart. If I don't have an exact match I can drape the thread over my spool and get the closest match I can find in my collection. Well worth the money spent for this item.
  • Feb 11, 2022, 11:55 AM
    I just received my new thread chart and it has to be the best one out there. It's beautiful! I love how easy it is to drape the thread swatches over the's sensible. All thread charts should be made this way
    Feb 11, 2022, 12:48 PM
    Thanks so much Lyn! When I wanted a thread chart, I was determined to design one the way I wanted it. LOL I appreciate your comments. Suz
  • Feb 1, 2022, 06:42 AM
    I love this thread chart. It's so nice to be able to drape the thread over a piece of fabric to see how it fits with the color of the fabric. I also mark the ones that I have and makes it easier to keep up with what I need for any given project. I've used several different brands of thread through the years, and BFC is definitely at the top of my list for quality, brilliance of color, durability and color options. It was a great day in my embroidery world when I found BFC!
    Feb 2, 2022, 03:50 AM
    Thanks so much Dianne!
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