Sunday, August 24, 2014

Quilting Away!

Tons of projects to do! Quilting, quilting, quilting.....must keep quilting..... Testing threads.


I wanted to use this variegated thread on this quilt so badly! But alas, it would not cooperate with the light colored back, no matter how well I got my tension. I wasn't feeling brave enough to go with a darker bobbin thread on the light back, plus I would have then had issues on the top when the thread was in its lighter color.


Testing more threads.


The winner for the stitch-in-the-ditch on this Dresden Plate ended up being the monofilament. Not my favorite thread, but I just couldn't find a shade that worked with all of these wonderful colors.


The cream thread to the right of the mono is the winner for the cream background and in the bobbin. It's a So Fine #50 from Superior Threads.


I've got a good start on this customer quilt and now I'm off to mark a cool design for the inner border! (I hope you like it, dear customer/reader!)

10 comments:

  1. I don't ever have luck using a different bobbin color on the bottom and the top either. Your customer's quilt is turning out beautiful! You are doing an excellent job and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  2. I usually like to match my bobbin thread with the backing, my customers seem to like it that way, but it does pose problems from time to time.
    One can never have too many threads! Your Dresden is looking cool!

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  3. I love it! What a great way to end my weekend by seeing this post. Your quilting is bringing the top to life. :)

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    1. I am sooooo glad! I second guess myself on customer quilts way too much.

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  4. Looks great! Is monofilament hard to use? Do you use it in the bobbin too?

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    1. I find it easy to use as long as it unrolls from the spool from the side, and I keep the tension low. For the quilting, I used it just in the top and paired it with So Fine #50 in the bobbin, but I’ve used it in top and bobbin for finishing bindings by machine too.

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  5. I have to try the monofilament again! I used it on one quilt. My old Pfaff did not like this thread so I had to work on a very very cheap cluncker of a machine that broke not long after that. I have not tried working with the thread on my Janome 7700.
    Still waiting for the ruler toe to arrive... May be a few weeks! Love looking at the Fine Line rulers though! :-)
    Bye bye,
    Esther

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    1. I bet the 7700 will do fine with it, but use a low tension and take it off the spool from the side, not the top.
      You are going to love the ruler toe!

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  6. Thank you for posting this! I will try So Fine #50 the next time I work with monofilament

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  7. Fabulous quilting as always. Thanks for the thread conversation. I'll give So Fine a try with monofilament. Is your monofilament by superior or Sulky?

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