Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Quilting thread versus Embroidery thread...

I read this question early this morning in my email box and  it is often asked at the store: "Is it okay to use up my embroidery thread for assembling my quilt?"  No , no , no... it is an embellishment thread and does not have the  lasting strength of quilting thread. You can use a metrosene quality polyester thread for assembling a quilt although a quilter who is a purest might frown.  

Many quilters prefer a true quilting thread and Aurifil is fast becoming a top pick of quilters.  I found what appears to be a nice Aurifil thread chart to get you started for your research :)  Many dealers and quilt shops carry this thread and would certainly appreciate your business!

More thread thought:  pick the thread that goes with the purpose of your project at hand. Same thing goes when assembling clothes.  You want your clothes not to come apart at the seams like that poor bobsled lady.  Old thread is not a good choice... Pull on that thread and test the strength before you grab that cheap or really old spool.  No embroidery thread in your seams should be your rule in everything that requires strength.   

Miscellaneous thoughts to ponder
By the way, have you seen the new sewing machines sporting skins?  Take a look! Amazing you can even have your own photos made into skin!  Now that is fun and innovative, right?

Why does the  Ellisimo and Quattro 6000 D have a hidden port at the top left of the machine?  Will we find out when the dealers get back from training?  For those that own it, have you ever notice it? 

I've been up early working on adding new products to the website. Running to the store this morning and wishing everyone a fabulous day! ~ Cookie


Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

I would love to get my hands on some Aurafil thread.. .. it's not sold around here.. do you all have it at the shop?


Cookie Gaynor said...

Not right now, but maybe in the future. All the gals who are into quilting are campaigning for it :)