Friday, September 18, 2009
Thread, Glorious Thread
Years ago traditional quilts were generally quilted with white or off white thread.
Today's quilters use a variety of thread types and colors.
This photo shows over 270 colors of rayon thread I purchased from Lunn's when they discontinued selling thread. They fill an entire 5 drawer plastic cabinet with large drawers.
This thread is finer than some of the other threads I use. I have actually used up to 6 colors at the same time on my sewing machine. This softens the colors, blends better with the fabrics and design and gives you a similar effect to what you get with variegated thread.
Like fabric, I am mesmerized looking at the gorgeous colors in this collection of thread.
This is less than half of my threads I use to quilt. There is so much on each spool I know I will never use them up in 7 lifetimes.
I have also twisted it to make cords and crocheted small art with it.
I have now found another use for this thread - a puzzle for all of you - me, too!