Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thread: what's the big deal?

Take thread for example, why would it ever cause an issue. There are only about a hundred different kinds, silk, rayon, metallic, cotton covered polyester, mercerized cotton, silk finish cotton, top stitching, quilting, etc. etc. Then come the weights, 50w, 40w, etc. You get the idea. So what thread for which project? I would think cotton for cotton projects is a great place to start. For now anyhow.

Oh, I forgot, needles to go with that thread. There are as many choices for needles as there are threads. 

Since I'm quilting a cotton quilt I think I'll use a quilting thread with a quilting needle. 

Oops, Oops, Oops I can't seem to get beyond one minute without thread breakage. Change needle. Break... sew... break. It's driving me freaking crazy. Change needle again. how about now? sew, sew,... break. I've been on this road before. maybe the thread is coming off the spool wrong and twisting. Stop , turn thread upside down. How about now? NOOOOOOOOO! I'll google for help.  

This lady says she uses a JUKI machine. that is what I have. She only uses King Tut thread from superior threads. 

lucky for me there is a huge quilt show with a large vendor choice that my friend is at. She had asked if there was anything I needed. 

Dial, yes, would you please........

Oh joy!!!! SING!!!!!!!!! it works. my new fav.... KING TUT.