Thursday, May 7, 2009


I received a question via yesterday's post. PB wanted to know what kind of thread I used for my April Step. I suppose a picture is worth 1000 words, so here are most of the threads I used.

I quilted the clothes with the solid color Mettler. I used the various King Tut threads and the cone of Valdani for the grasses and background. I once again bought a spool of Superior Rainbow polyester thread, and once again I hate it. You'd think I would learn my lesson. Maybe this time. Sure, it works well for most people, but I don't want to invest in yet another spool (of Bottom Line) to make the $7.99 spool of Rainbow work.

King Tut continues to be my absolute favorite. It works well for me and I never have trouble balancing the tension.

I've been going through my stash over and over again, looking for something that might blend with the 2009 Hoffman Challenge fabric. sigh. gag me with a spoon. The green Ricky Tims hand-dye works well, as does the dark brown stripe. The beige collection also works. The other three on the left have the right colors, but they don't excite me in the least when paired with the Challenge fabric.

After 5 straight years of participation, I'd really like to continue my streak. This year's selection might just be the one to knock me out of the competition. If I can't do anything with it, I'm not going to get anything done.

That's all for today, folks. Thanks for stopping by.


quiltedtime said...


When I used the Superior polyester thread, it broke about every 3 feet unless I manually eased it off of the spool as I sewed and also put tissue paper in back of the piece I was quilting as sort of a stabilizer. Beautiful colors, but I will NEVER use that thread again. (Even though I
still have an entire spool and a half left).


Lisa Ellis said...

I am not feeling inspired by the Hoffman fabrics either. I have a similar pile of fabrics sitting on my project table as well. Is it the pattern, the colors, the time committment, do you suppose?

I love Superior threads as well. I use the poly threads with no problem.