Vanish is a water soluble thread for machine and hand basting, trapunto, and other uses. It is available in two weights (thicknesses), Vanish-Extra and Vanish-Lite. Both are available on spools and mini cones. Store Vanish in a resealable bag in a dry place. For fastest results, use Vanish in both the top and bottom.

Vanish-Extra Water Soluble Thread is recommended for longarm and other high speed machines as a top thread. It can also be used as a bobbin thread. 1,500 yd. mini cone. Designed for Basting, Trapunto, and Apparel.


Vanish-Extra is recommended for commercial and longarm machines.
Stronger than Vanish-Lite and can handle the stress from high-speed machines.
Can be used as a top thread and or bottom thread.
Vanish-Extra requires soaking to dissolve. Depending on the stitch density, gently massaging the thread helps it dissolve more quickly.
Recommended Needle and Tension Settings: Longarm Machine : (Vanish-Extra) #18 (MR 4.0)