Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day 15 of Blogtoberfest - Thread! Thread! Thread! Thread! Thread!

My apologies in advance. It is day 15 of the Blogtoberfest, I am halfway there, starting to struggle a bit with witty and entertaining craft related posts! I feel another dodgy tutorial coming on!! In the meantime, read on to see how many teatowels Helen purchased today!

Despite going to Textile Traders twice within 20 hours earlier this week, to stock up on pellon and sewing machine needles, you know the stuff you still need but isn't as pretty as fabric. Despite that spending spree, today Spotlight had 20% off storewide and so I went childfree with my Mother to shop! We promised no fabric buying though as the ques on these days are a nightmare. I purchased boring things like 4 teatowels, 2 satin pillow cases for the girls, some modelling clay for Christmas stocking fillers, some ribbon and lots and lots of thread! Its just so pretty. I haven't used this brand before, QA Thread it's called. It says it is a machine embroidery thread, 100% polyester...... such pretty variegated colours. 1000 metres of each! I'll give it a go. Anyone had any experiences with this thread? Love to hear.

7 comments:

Me aka Supermom said...

It looks like a spool I purchased last year. Generally I avoid shiny threads because they are rayons and tend to ravel out. But this poly is heavier and is actually very nice to sew with. I think you'll like it (use a regular cotton in the bobbin of a similar color though)

Emma said...

I bought a whole HEAP of this a few weeks ago ater Tazzie (Tara Sniedze) recommended it on her blog, and she quilts professionally. It's such a bargain, I got 4 packs of 14x1000m spools for about $20 each. I used it on Nurture to do the pale pink swirly background quilting on white, and on the whole it came out very well. And I think any problems were machine rather than thread based. It also worked nicely for matching blanket-stitch applique on my tree quilts, too.

Meredith said...

I, on the other hand, have had no experience using this sort of thread. Let me know how it goes!! :-)

Kelly said...

No experience here either, I am interested to hear how it works for you, Cause it sure is pretty!

Shari said...

O haven't used this particular thread before - keep us informed as to how it goes - it does look nice!

And keep up the good work the the Blogtoberfest... so far so good...

Diva Quilts said...

I love thread - so I was really excited to see this post. :)

I've used those and I love them - so you should have no problem. :D

wishes, true and kind said...

Beautiful eye candy! Thanks.