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!
Click to Mix and Solve


Eva said...

Have to tell a story. When I was two years old, my mother found me bent over her thread box, sorting the sewing yarn spools according to rainbow colors. Isn't this an inborn knowledge? I'm sure it is -- and so is collecting.

Vicki W said...

Oh wow, you did take more advantage of that than I did! It's awesome thread.