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Poly Thread Chart

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Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)

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
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      0.4375 lbs
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Product questions

  • 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

  • Tim KENT
    Oct 29, 2021, 07:11 AM

    Do you have a conversion chart for brother (simthread) to your colors

    Susan Makalinaw
    Oct 29, 2021, 07:42 AM

    Hello Tim - No, I'm sorry I don't. I haven't had any call for one. A good way to choose colors is to purchase a thread chart and compare to your thread.
    I wish I could help!

  • Shirley Andrechuk
    Jun 18, 2021, 02:34 PM

    Hi Suz,
    If I order the Thread Chart can I also have 2 spools of thread included with the $9.98 shipping?

    Fred Smilde
    Jun 18, 2021, 02:49 PM

    Hi Shirley- yes as it will still be under 1lb

  • Marsha Lemmons
    Dec 3, 2020, 08:45 AM

    does your currently listed thread chart have the newest colors & not the retired colors? Just wondering if I should get a new one.

    Susan Makalinaw
    Dec 3, 2020, 08:49 AM

    Hi Marsha, Yes it has the new colors and not the retired colors. These are the colors we are going forward with fo some time.

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  • 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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