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testing threads

As I mentioned in a previous post, I intend to do a comparison between several  threads to decide which I like the best for piecing and quilting. I currently have 6 of the threads that I reviewed from a cost point of view, plus one spare (Sulky) that my rep at SMS asked me about, and I’m considering picking up the last 2, just for the heck of it.

Tomorrow, I’m headed out to get a couple of rulers (they’re on sale for  70% off at the local fabric shop – who can pass that up? As an added bonus, they sell one of the two threads I’m missing for this test) and some topstitch needles  so I will pop into the quilt shop at the same time and grab the MasterPiece. Over the next several weeks, I hope to review each thread, by making a set project that will require piecing, as well as quilting.

I’m thinking of using this Continue reading testing threads

Common Thread – Evaluating the real cost of thread

Expensive really is in the eye of the beholder.  Take thread for instance.  I often read things like:

I love x brand, but it’s so expensive!

or

Brand y is pricy, but I think my quilts are worth it.

So I thought I’d do a little price shoot out with thread.  Continue reading Common Thread – Evaluating the real cost of thread