I just finished something I have been working on for a while now – my Floriani to Madeira thread conversion chart. I have several designs that call for Floriani thread, which I don’t have. I use Madeira Classic Rayon #40 and a few of their other lines. I have all 7 boxes of the Classic Rayon #40, plus one box of the PolyNeon #40 – meaning I used as great a range as possible with Madeira for the best conversions.
When working on designs with up to 40 different thread colors, such as a State design, it took a long time to try and convert the called for Floriani thread color, match it up to the Floriani Color Card that I have, and convert that to Madeira – each time. One reason why I have only finished 5 states so far!
So I decided to start from scratch, go column by column for the Floriani Thread Chart, and convert it to Madeira the best I could. This is not a decisive list, more of a suggested starting point. You will notice that some of the Madeira thread colors are duplicated because I couldn’t get a different Madeira thread color for each different Floriani thread color. And as I have with the States, this is a starting point and the final Madeira colors used will likely change when you pull all the colors and see how they work together.
Not all are a perfect match, but I matched as close as I could. I kept searching for a good Floriani to Madeira thread color chart but couldn’t find one! My Floriani Thread Chart isn’t labeled with a version or a date, but has 24 columns of solid colors. I did not attempt to convert the variegated or metallic colors – just the solid color columns.
I hope this is useful to someone – as I kept searching for this and couldn’t find a helpful tool, I thought I would share my conversion chart as it could be helpful to someone else.
The file has been moved to my Facebook group. Messages for how to download the file without a thank you after I give a link make me wonder why I share. Requests for the password so they can change my work make me think they want to profit off my work. And at the time this was created (2019) all colors in the list were either on the card (Floriani) or in my hand (Madeira). I can’t control what either company changes – was just doing a color match.
Thank you for the conversion chart. I have spent the better part of 2 days trying ti convert Floriani thread to Madeira thread. I have just about all colors of Madeira thread and was working on some patterns to embroidery. I appreciate the time you spent converting these threads.
This was a yeoman’s effort and so valuable as I am about to start a project that was designed using Floriani (which I do not own). Needing to substitute either Madeira or Sulky rayon. You just saved me hours that I can now spend on the project.
I know. It took me FOREVER! 😂 Glad it helps you! Good luck on your project!
Thank you Tricia. I’m actually trying to covert Madeira to Floriani but I’m sure this will help. I had started on it so I truly appreciate the time you spent doing this.
I so appreciate all your hard work on these charts. They will be a big help. Thank you very very much!!
Thank you so very much for this! I would love it to show Madiera to Floriani as well.
Hi Kelly, I’ll try to update the PDF with the reverse. When I use it I just do Command F and type the number I’m looking for. I don’t actually look through the columns lol 😂.
Thank you soooo much for this!! I have many Floriani colors AND many Madeira and have needed to convert and couldn’t. You are a God send.
Thank you tons n tons, I have looked for hours trying to find a Complete conversion.
Thank you so much for this conversion chart.
You are an angel. Thank you so much.
I just happened upon this by chance today, and I wanted to say that I’ve been looking for something like it for months! I don’t know why it wouldn’t show up when I specifically google searched “floriani to madeira” throughout March this year when I switched, but I’m so happy to have come across it! I was only one or two rows through the one I was going to make before I sighed and gave up. So thank you thank you thank you!!
That’s great I’m so glad it is helpful to you!
You are awesome!!! I am new to machine embroidery. I have the floriani thread and was staring a new project that called for maderia. I was at my wits end, and I came across your site after looking for days. I will have to look at the columns, Because I am computer challenged. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much!
Awesome resource! Thank you!!!
Wow…. That’s a lot of work and dedication. Thank you.
Thank you so much for this chart it is a lifesaver in the sewing room. I’ve spent hours and hours trying to match colors.
Hello I dont use social media at all so hope you can help me via this. I have downloaded the conversion chart Floriani to Maderia. I have the whole collection of Maderia but the colours don’t line up there is no 1072 or 1066 in Maderia so I am confused;.
Hi Lorraine, both 1072 and 1066 are currently available Madeira colors.
I was so excited to find you and the fact that someone like you has taken the time to convert Floriani to Madera colors. I have all the Floriani Colors and most of a lot of the Madeira colors and have looked for years for a conversion chart. Have only found other companies but am not willing to buy all the thread that is out there. Can I purchase the chart you did for it or download it? Please let me know the best way to do this.
Thank you so much for all the time it must have taken you.
Hi Tricia, I have mostly Floriani threads and hate when I have no idea of what color to use! I have tried to do what you have done but have never been successful. I don’t have any Madeira, but I do have patterns that use Madeira. If you would allow me to use your chart I would be very grateful. I try to print a copy of what I am embroidering and write what colors I use. I usually have to make notes afterward about what colors I should change because the are too bright or too dull or something. Thank you so much. Arnetta Devlin
Guess Im not only one looking for a conversion from/to. Cant imagine how long it took you but if I could get a pdf I would be forever grateful. Our quilt shops here don’t carry any full lines.
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Hello there superwoman. You have done what none of us frustrated embroiders and quilters have accomplished. Thank you so very much. You shall be blessed for all you have done! WOW
I’d love to have the Floriani to Maderia chart. I have so much trouble finding the colors. Thank you for doing this!!