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#12169 Sep 30, 2007

I am researching threads and I find a lot of people like to use 30wt.

I am curious as to how people use this thicker thread in their work.

Thank you.

Maureen in Jersey, British Isles



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#12185 Sep 30, 2007

Maureen I use 30 weight when I can find it or even 28 (I believe what I have is Aurifil) for

either embellishing or free motioning on quilts. I like the architecture of the thick threads.

Next up (unless I move it down in the pile) is an applique quilt that I am going to machine

quilt a large tree on with leaves in among the small fairies that are already hovering in place.

I was originally going to applique a tree, but decided this would be more fun.

Leslie



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#12202 Sep 30, 2007

Maureen, I love the look of heavier threads, I often use 30wt.Sulky Blendables is one of my favorite quilting threads, I like to embroiderwith it as well. My tech doesnt like me to embroider with it, but I sure lovethe way it looks. Im one of the odd ones who doesnt care for thin threads,like the Bottom Line. I love thick, bulky threads, love the texture!CJ The Wandering Quilter's Life in a Box!

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#12209 Sep 30, 2007

CJ, You should try some of the Superior threads - much less lint.

NancyW

CJ Tinkle wrote:Maureen, I love thelook of heavier threads, I often use 30wt.Sulky Blendables is one of my favorite quilting threads, I like toembroiderwith it as well. My tech doesnt like me to embroider with it, but Isure lovethe way it looks. Im one of the odd ones who doesnt care for thinthreads,like the Bottom Line. I love thick, bulky threads, love the texture!CJ The Wandering Quilter's Life in a Box!

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#12210 Oct 1, 2007

Nancy, which ones are 30 wt? Ive peeked at King Tut before, butdidnt check the weight.CJ The Wandering Quilter's Life in a Box!

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#12214 Oct 1, 2007

Not Nancy, King Tut is 40, but I think Superior makes a 19 wt polyester thread. Cheryl



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#12215 Oct 1, 2007

19? Oooh! Id love that, Ill have to go peek!CJ The Wandering Quilter's Life in a Box!

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#12222 Oct 1, 2007

King Tut is 40 wt, but gorgeous. There is a very heavy (18 wt, I think)variegated thread called Poly Quilter which looks like cotton - not atall shiny. Check here for descriptions - ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- check sewthankful for pries.

NancyW

CJ Tinkle wrote:Nancy, which onesare 30 wt? Ive peeked at King Tut before, butdidnt check the weight.CJ The Wandering Quilter's Life in a Box!

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#12236 Oct 1, 2007

Lesley,

That tree and fairies sounds fantastic and just thesort of thing a friend of mine would go crazy about.

Talking crazy I have finished my block by hand Idon't know if it should be put in this photos section because although a quiltblock it was done by hand. I had fun doing it and felt under pressure tocomplete it quickly as it is going into one of the rooms of the HamptonneCountry Museum in Jersey to cover a bed in one of the main rooms.

Thanks so much for that advice. I wanted myfree hand machining to pop out and be noticed and I suppose 30wt is the way togo.

Maureen in Jersey, British Isles.Will be out down the lane to help a neighbour thenI hope the rest of my day will be spent fabric dyeing, have three lessons tocatch up on - but I will love doing it. Especially now I know I can use amachine to rinse YIPPEE and it is the third day painfree but for how longbecause I have loads of apples to peel lol



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#12237 Oct 1, 2007

I hear what you say CJ I think I prefer texture and bulky threads

too. Another avenue to discover which I am sure I am going to

enjoy. I have downloaded the Fancy Stitches Screen saver from

www.berninausa.com by Jill Dankelfson and it is motivating. I just

love those fancy stitches and it is amazing how pictures can speak to

you. It is giving me visions and potential for future projects that

I can well do without just now. *giggle*

Thanks CJ, when do you leave to go property hunting?

Maureen in Jersey, British Isles.> it as well







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#12250 Oct 1, 2007

I love threads like most quilters love fabric Maureen, I just gonuts over them! Were already back, left Friday and got back yesterdayafternoon. Decided we liked our existing property better.CJ The Wandering Quilter's Life in a Box!

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#12253 Oct 1, 2007

I'm pretty crazy about the threads too. The great thing is that 400

spools of thread store so much easier than 400 yards of fabric!



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#12254 Oct 1, 2007

LOL isnt that the truth!CJ The Wandering Quilter's Life in a Box!

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