Tuesday, January 25, 2011

And The Work Begins/Threads

     I thought I would be able to dive right in on Sunday and begin basting and sandwiching my quilt. But, I didn't have batting or enough backing to start it. So, I spent yesterday running around finding what I  needed. It was really inefficient but, I have found what I needed. Looking at my schedule, I really won't have a big block of time until Wednesday afternoon to get started. But, I have a question for you.

     Threads....I am a cotton thread person and kind of a snob about it. I use 100 percent cotton fabric and like cotton thread for machine piecing and quilting.  Mettler thread  in the top.  My current machine likes it and I like it. I am in love with Aurifil thread for piecing but need to order it online and that doesn't  allow me to see the colors.  Mettler thread for machine quilting may just be more of a habit than real knowledge about what works. In my bits of time this week before studio time, I am reading short articles about thread. Kind of snoozy reading, but I like to be informed.

     So, what kind of thread are you using for machine quilting and why? Any help or advice is welcome.

Off to get a haircut. Be creative, my friends!



  1. I've been using bottom line and like it alot. Don't know that you can get that id stores either.

  2. I have been using Masterpiece, or other thin threads from Superior Threads. I am not that picky, but I have found I like a thinner thread.

  3. Thanks- I do like Bottom line as well for the bobbin.

    Maybe it's the thinner thread that I like-will try others. Sometimes it's just what the machine likes too...

    Thanks guys.

  4. I order most all of my quilting threads from Superior Threads. As for the actual quilting, I use whatever works design-wise on the top. For the bobbin, I really like Superior's pre-wound bobbins filled with Bottomline thread.

  5. Thanks Nellie-I just subscribed to their monthly newsletter today and actually ordered a few things for them to try! They had a great chart that helped me out too.