Monday, February 25, 2013

Introduction to Thread

In this post you'll learn everything you ever needed (or didn't need) to know about thread :)

So first... where to begin? Let's start with the basics. Thread usually costs about $3-$4 depending on where you buy it. We always wait for thread to go on sale (we've seen it for as low as 50% off!) before stocking up. We usually buy 10 spools at a time. Yes, people think we are crazy :).  The brand of thread doesn't seem to make a difference, we usually buy the Dual Duty brand because it frequently goes on sale at JoAnn's.

We use all purpose thread for every part of quilting. No, machine quilting does not require a special thread. Just buy your usual and it will work wonderful! For one quilt, we estimate about 2 varies depending on the size of the quilt, amount of machine quilting, and the yardage of thread on each spool.


Our standard color of thread is white. This is our staple for machine quilting. Sometimes it is fun to mix it up and do machine quilting with colored thread...your choice!

Now for a game...which spool has the most yards of thread on it?

You may be tempted to think that the right spool has more thread on it. Wrong! You should always read the labels on thread to determine what you are paying for. Size of spool can be very deceptive.

 Thanks for stopping by!

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