Friday, August 25, 2006
What kind of thread do people use for machine quilting?
For my first few attempts, I used the same poly thread I piece with. Then I moved on to YLI cotton quilting thread (I especially like the varigated ones - more on the spool than on the quilts, actually.)
Then last summer I took a class at Maine Quilts with Kathy Sandbach. She suggested Aurifil, in part because it's thinner than the YLI, so I've also given that a try.
I like the Aurifil because more fits on my bobbin and I don't have to change that as often (I'm still getting the free motion thing down), but I like the thickness of the YLI because it stands out more.
Just wondering what other people use. Also, since I'm far from my LQS (or at least a somewhat affordable one by US standards), any tips on online machine quilting thread sources?
This blogging thing is so great! It's only been a week and I've heard so many kind words and found so many sources of inspiration out there. The only problem is that it is a bit addictive! (And as May Britt said, maybe there are too many ideas out there? When will we ever find the time?!)