Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thread - Decorative Stitches

By now you all know I love thread! I'm always looking for new ways to use in for my quilting.I'm not bashful about the thread I use. Sometimes I feel like using an easy thread. This example is Aurifil- Cotton 50wt Piecing and Applique. The blue stitching on the right is a regular straight stitch. The stitching on the right is the triple stitch. Sometimes called the lingerie stitch or stretch stitch. It's great because you get three times the thread, no extra work. Same needle, same tension, just push a button and sew! (The orange thread is 30 wt rayon).

Aurifil- Cotton 50wt Piecing and Applique Thread is also used for:

Hand Appliqué,  the 50wt is thin and with all the colors available you can match your shape perfectly.
Machine Appliqué, ideal when a very fine finish is desired. This weight disappears so your fabric is the feature.
Machine Embroidery, use 50wt in the bobbin as well, or your regular bobbin thread – in which case tighten the top tension a little. Use a Microtex 80/12 needle.
Machine piecing, gives a great result with a nice flat seam every time.
Machine (domestic and longarm)quilting, use for very detailed machine quilting with a lot of back tracking such as feathers and heavy background quilting . Perfect for quilting that creates texture when you don’t necessarily want to see the quilting lines. Use the same thread in the bobbin and a Sharp/Microtex, quilting or even denim needles 80/12.

The 270 Colors are available in Small Spools, (220 Yards), Large Spools (1422 Yards), and 6452 Yard Cones.

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