Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Painting Highlighted with Metallic Thread

Lavish Leaf, is one of my painted quilts. Paint sticks are easy and fun. But what I really want to talk about is the metallic thread that I used for the quilting. The thread helps fool the eye and lead the viewer to think that it is some kind of fancy applique done with a shimmery fabric.
It's not. Iridescent paint sticks and flat film thread (probably Sliver). A couple of pointers about the thread. Use a metallic needle, the smaller the better, I like an 80/12. Choose a polyester bobbin thread, my favorite is The Bottom Line by Superior Threads. And be sure to loosen the top tension as much as necessary to get a good looking stitch. Most important of all, have fun!

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