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Thursday Thread - DecoBob part 3

It's Thursday and time for this week's Thursday Thread. Each week I highlight a thread that I use in my studio and give some information about the thread and share some pictures of my work. Today's thread is WonderFil's DecoBob. For the last 2 weeks I've been sharing about one of my all time favorite threads - DecoBob. I piece with it and I use it in the bobbin for applique and decorative stitching. This week I'll share a bit about how I use it for free motion quilting on my longarm and domestic machines. DecoBob is available in many sizes to meet our needs. There are pre-wound bobbins in Class 15, Size L and Size M for easy use in our machines and in the 2000m (2187yd), 6000m (6562yd) spool

Thursday Thread - DecoBob part 2

It's Thursday and time for this week's Thursday Thread. Each week I highlight a thread that I use in my studio and give some information about the thread and share some pictures of my work. Today's thread is WonderFil's DecoBob.. Last week I shared a key feature of piecing with DecoBob. This week I'm giving some insights on using DecoBob in the bobbin for applique and decorative stitching. When I first started doing machine applique, I was told to always have my bobbin thread match my needle thread so the bobbin thread wouldn't show on the top of my piece. I was frustrated by this and wanted to save time and money by using just one thread on the bobbin. I was introduced to the DecoBob Starte

Flying Geese - a tutorial

I'm working on a few projects and all require that I sew Flying Geese units. Flying Geese are not my favourite block to sew. I find them fussy and boring to construct. But, now I've got these projects that are just screaming for Flying Geese. But don't worry. I've found a FANTASTIC quick and super easy method of making Flying Geese. I thought I'd write a bit of a tutorial that I can reference later and you can follow. A Flying Geese unit or block is traditionally twice as wide as it is high. The above drawing shows the unit as 2" high and 4" wide. The unit could be 1½" high and 3" wide. Just double the height for the width. This method uses 2 squares, a background and a geese fabric. Each

Quilting Classes - fall 2017

I've got some classes booked at Pinheads Quilting Company in the next few weeks. I thought I'd write a post to promote these great opportunities to learn some new quilting and piecing techniques. Lone Star Quilting: learn how to cut and piece a small Lone Star quilt in these two 3 hour classes. We have a week break so you can work at your own speed. We will focus on accurate cutting and sewing techniques and I'll give you lots of tips for working with those dreaded BIAS edges. You will need only 4 FQ and a background fabric. The pattern includes 4 other stars that you can work on at home, or finish this lovely wall hanging or table topper as it is. Saturday, October 21 and 28; 1-4pm. Free

Thursday Thread - DecoBob part 1

It's Thursday and time for this week's Thursday Thread. Each week I highlight a thread that I use in my studio and give some information about the thread and share some pictures of my work. Today's thread is WonderFil's DecoBob. It is an 80wt polyester thread. Now before anyone panics about quilting with a polyester thread, let me share some information about this wonderful thread. It is a cottonized thread. This means that it has gone through a heat process that reduces the stretch and results in a matte finish. We don't have to worry about the thread stretching as we sew and cutting into our cotton fabrics. The matte finish blends perfectly with our fabrics and doesn't reflect any light t

Thursday Thread - WonderFil Fabulux

WonderFil's Fabulux is this week's focus for Thursday Thread. Fabulux is a 3 ply, 40 wt polyester thread. 35 of the 40 colors are random dyed variegated colors. These threads are perfect for adding texture to a quilt as well as color. Remember to always look at the top of the spool of multi colored threads to see each color. Looking at the side of the spool will give you an overall color scheme of the threads. This thread color is FB08, Ocean Breeze. There is a lovely lemon yellow, fuchsia and turquoise that blend from one color to the other and sometimes you'll see a hint of orange as the yellow and fuchsia meet and a tiny bit of green moving from the blue to the yellow. This is a fun color

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