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!


5 thoughts on “And The Work Begins/Threads

  1. Colleen Kole

    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.

  2. Nellie's Needles

    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.


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