Thursday, November 6, 2014

Two Metallic Threads for Quilting that won't break

I have wanted to quilt with metallic thread for ages - but I've been scared of the potential disaster that could ensue with constantly breaking thread or large rats nests at the back or various other possibilities.

Recently I have discovered two brands of metallic threads that are extremely strong and will not let you down while you quilt.


(I admit that this whole thread choosing business has enabled me to create a new obsession of collecting dreamy thread charts - but the thread charts do enable me to choose/match thread colors very easily and quickly.)

This quilt top was made by Earamichia. I quilted the brown portion of the quilt with Glisten in Tudor Gold. The Glisten thread brings the most gorgeous shimmer to the quilt top - not too much bling though - the golden shimmer is only apparent quite close up. (In the bobbin I used Bottom Line in Ivory.)


Unknown said...

That looks great! A touch of sparkle can really make something that extra bit special!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, thanks for the tip. My metallic threads always break in machine embroidery -- good to know there are some good ones out there -- even if I've never heard of them LOL. Thank goodness for the internet!