Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Stash #18

This week's new additions - a restock of some favorite thread:

800m Gutermann thread in:
White - 5709
Grey - 618
Beige - 829

Some basic cotton Gutermann thread that I really love piecing and quilting with. I use white thread when piecing with solid white fabrics, grey and beige interchangeably for other fabrics depending on the overall color tone of the fabrics.

I sometimes quilt with Aurifil thread which I think adds a lovely shine to the quilting stitches, but my Janome machine does not seem to like it as much as I do! The bobbin protests loudly by squeaking and jumping, which affects the stitches. I hope my new Bernina takes to Aurifil thread as kindly as I do.

To add a splash of color to this post, I am adding picture of what I have been working on this weekend:


It has been a great week! How was yours?

13 comments:

  1. Your new Bernina will love the Aurfil-at least mine does!!

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  2. Never used Aurifil thread but since I have a Janome, perhaps I shouldn't hehe The week's been insane... busy but busy's always good :) Have a great weekend!

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  3. the jaffa cake peek is so fun...it looks great. i love using gutterman thread.

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  4. Of course it's been a great week for you--you got a new sewing machine! It's been a great week for me, too.

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  5. I never thought a photo of thread would make my knees wobble but yours just did! Hope your new Bernie is performing as expected!

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  6. You will love your Bernina. It's great with all kind of threads, I love the mine!
    nichi

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  7. I stocked up on the same just the other day! My machine sadly doesn't like Kingt Tut for FMQing as it prefers 50wt, so I've just ordered a load of Aurifil to try. Something else to try for straight-line quilting is QA machine embroidery thread. SL has it for about $2/1000m (I found it in multipacks away frm the other sewing threads) and it was recommended to me by a professional quilter.

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  8. Wow...love the thread pic....I'm new to this FMQ thing and the great thing that happened this week is I figured out how to use my walking foot! I have been looking at it for a while and been a little scared of it and there were no instructions so I put it on and it wasn't right. Then I went to this quilt-along I have been participating in and plugged in Walking Foot in the search line and whaaala....a thread that explained a couple of hints about using it and I am now having a lot of fun with it!!! I sure think that is exciting.
    By the way, the quilting group is the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt-Along that started with a rail quilt, then a Zig Zag with HSTs and tomorrow we are starting on a wonky log cabin...I am learning sooooo much from them and you!!:)

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  9. I always love to use neutrals when piecing. They are great colors to keep around. The quilting on the green quilt is fabulous. I hope you are getting used to your new Bernina!

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  10. I couldn't survive without my grey and off-white for piecing. I don't use anything else. And they've been used well this weekend! I finished up all the blocks for a new top. And today is cleaning/organizing day.

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  11. I've been busy getting a queen-sized quilt quilted. It's been fun, but shoving the sheer mass around gets tiring. Just one quadrant left though!

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  12. Those fun citrusy colors with the green sashing are fantastic! What a cute quilt.

    You will love your new Bernina. I was able to use one for a two-day workshop I took back in June, and I was sold--I ended up splurging and bringing one home with me. I don't get to sew nearly as much as I'd like to, but when I do, that machine is pure joy! So far, it's done everything I've asked it to, and more! Have fun!!!

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  13. My Bernina loves Aurifil - sure yours will too! I use the thinner one that comes on the orange spools. You might try changing the needle size if you try it again on your Janome. Happy sewing!

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