Make Your Embroidery Glow!

One of the most fun things about Halloween embroidery projects is making them even more spooky with glow-in-the-dark thread!

Did you know what glow-in-the-dark thread actually comes in different colors and not just white? They look like ordinary pastel embroidery thread, but glow when the lights go out.

These are NiteLite from Superior Threads. They are available in 80-yard spools as well as 500-yard cones. Just substitute these glowing polyester threads for ordinary threads in your Halloween designs.

Densely stitched designs will provide a better glow than single stitches. The 3-ply thread performs just like regular embroidery thread. When stitching is complete, just expose it to light for 30-60 seconds and it will glow for hours. It can be recharged over and over again without any loss of effect.

NiteLite is also popular for stitching on children’s pillowcases, quilts, and pajamas.

You don’t need to use glow-in-the-dark thread for the entire project. Choose accent areas, like

the eyes of Black Cats from Stitchbox Creations or

ghosts, windows, and satin stitching around the moon in Molly Mine’s Crazy Spooky Halloween Quilt Blocks 1.

How about the lightening bolts or lettering in the Halloween Cauldron from KC Dezigns?

You could even stitch white glow-in-the-dark thread on Halloween Treat Holders from Stitch Soup

and do the same for the skeleton in the Halloween Ghost House from Ananda’s Divine Designs.

What is your favorite way to use glow-in-the-dark-thread?

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