Friday, July 9, 2010

Show your thread stash.

  • Sew Mama Sew wants to see your thread stash for a chance to win some thread.

  • How did you select colors for your personal thread collection? normally, i just pick out colors, nothing specific
  • Do you always match the color perfectly to your project? no, and usually quilt in white
  • Do you ever use contrasting thread? no, although maybe i have once

  • Do you use the same color in the bobbin as the upper thread?
  • yes, by the time i think about doing them different, it's to late
  • What if a fabric has big areas of very different colors?
  • i'll quilt in the color that shows up the most
  • Do you have any tips or suggestions about choosing thread?
  • different threads work better on different machines
  • Can you show us a picture(s) of your thread collection?
  • i added 3 pictures, i also have a small box of "cheap" thread that i can use on my old machine for my capri sun projects
  • Do you ever buy thread because you fall in love with the color (without a particular project in mind)? oh yes, most certainly

  • Do you “invest” in thread?
  • only in embroidery thread, which you see just above
  • What types of thread do you have? (elastic, quilting, all-purpose, wool, etc.)
  • all purpose, quilting and the one i use the most 100% egyptian cotton satin, sounds expensive, but so not.
(i have no idea why it spaced my lines so far apart, maybe because i copied and pasted from her site, sorry)

10 comments:

  1. Tonya your threads look so good. can you tell me what cotton satin is? I am always looking for new threads to use.

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  2. I really don't have a thread stash, but you've got some lovely looking spools.

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  3. I have lots of colors and most of the time I use cream. LOL

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  4. I love your embroidery threads :)


    I've never seen the satin thread before. Which brand do you use, so I can google it!

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  5. They look so pretty, shame to use them isn't it.

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  6. 什麼樣的學習計畫並不重要,重要的是你是什麼樣的人。............................................................

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  7. I used to be crazy enough when piecing quilt blocks together to try to match my thread to the fabric. Then...it dawned on me that the thread didn't even show...it was inside the seams...so I used most any color for piecing. For things that will show, though, I try to match the fabric a lot...other times use a neutral color.

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  8. I love your thread stash!!

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  9. Cool! I tend to go through white thread like I breathe!

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  10. I hope you win!

    I have been taking a quilting class, recently we talked more about the thread. It has me more aware of what kinds of thread I should be using. Your tread stash is very colorful.

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