Sunday, July 26, 2015

Piecing Thread

If you are using high quality quilting fabric, be sure to piece your projects with a high quality thread.
When piecing with 100% cotton fabric, it is important to use a 100% cotton thread. Choose a neutral color (many quilters use white, cream or gray for all of their quilting projects) or choose a thread to match the fabrics you’ll be sewing. (I use matching colored thread).

For years I pieced with light gray through the needle and beige in the bobbin or dark gray through the needle and dark beige in the bobbin. With an occasional black or white when necessary. But I have converted to using colored thread. It seems to make the thread much less noticeable.
Piecing thread showing here is called hounds tooth.
Good quality cotton threads produce less lint than lower quality cotton threads and are visibly “smoother” than the lower grades of cotton thread. High quality threads, which produce less lint, are also good for your sewing machine.

Excellent thread choices for piecing are Superior Threads MasterPiece, Wonderfil Tutti or Aurifil Mako 50 weight cotton thread. These threads are smooth and fine, while at the same time, strong and durable.
Superior Threads MasterPiece

Aurifil Mako 50

Wonderfil Tutti

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