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Thursday Thread - Superior King Tut

Superior Thread's King Tut is this week's focus for Thursday Thread. King Tut is a 3 ply, 40wt cotton thread. Superior recommends a Topstitch 90/14 needle on domestic machines and 110/18 or 120/19 needle on a higher speed longarm. The first time or two that I used it, I wasn't very happy. I found that I got a fair bit of lint, but I don't use it in the bobbin anymore and find the lint is a lot less. This thread color is #403, English Ivy. The variegation is very subtle from a light to medium green. I found it blended perfectly. This quilt "Ribbon Geese" has been sitting around for quite a number of years. I found quilting it fun and am thinking of making another one soon, so 'perfect' the q

Thursday Thread - WonderFil Mirage

WonderFil's Mirage thread is a random dyed 30wt variegated Rayon thread. Lovely colors. This is a blue-yellow variegated thread. The perfect color combination for this quilt. I've had this lovely huge Lone Star quilt pieced for a long time, but couldn't find a yellow/blue thread to match. I was teaching a WonderFil Threaducation class a few years ago and a student was playing with a thread and stitching a simple satin stitch. "PERFECT"!!!! For this project I'm using SD39. The randomness of the variegation adds interest and texture to the quilt. I'll edit the post to show the finished quilt when it is done.

Thursday Thread - such a difficult choice

I'm starting a new weekly blog post series. I'm going to share some information and images of the threads I use each week. I am hoping to post on a weekly basis, but you know how life goes...... Each post will include a bit of information about a specific thread that I am using in my domestic sewing, sit down quilting and longarm quilting projects. I have long worked with WonderFil Specialty Threads. It is a great thing that their headquarters and warehouse are here in Calgary. When I run low, I can quickly run over and pick up more thread. This usually is a 45 minute round trip unless I start chatting with the lovely gals there. WonderFil has a wide range of threads in all kinds of mat

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