I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I do not need one more thread cluttering up my sewing room.
This is a hand-dyed thread called Lettuce. And I’m giving away a skein of this delicious non-fat size 8 Lettuce this week. All you have to do is leave a comment below, and you may be the lucky winner! I’ll even throw in a thread ring for your entire palette of threads.
Please note that the giveaway closes on Thursday and I announce the winner on Friday. In celebration of my first online class on Creative Spark, called Little Bird and Daisies! I’m giving away items for the workshop every Tuesday until the end of the year. Leave a comment below, and you may be the lucky winner of today’s giveaway!
My favorite thread for machine quilting on my BERNINA is Isacord. I do free motion quilting on my art quilts and this thread seems to work best on my machine. (Your machine may prefer a different brand.)
I love to visit my local quilt shop and browse through the vast number of thread colors they offer. The colors are so enticing and each spool has a color number on the label. You’d think I’d keep track of what colors I have, but often find I’ve purchased the same beautiful colors over and over again. Aaaarrrrgh!
Isacord also has this handy way of holding the thread end so it doesn’t spool off. Pop the plastic base of the spool open, slip the thread end into the slot at the base, and snap it closed to pinch the end into place. For those of us who are neat and tidy (ha!), this little mechanism for corralling thread ends is a big help.
I’ve found that the best pearl cotton thread for all my stitching needs is a Size 8. It stitches easily on a fine silk fabric like this piece above where I’ve embroidered the tree trunk with a variegated size 8. You can make your own version of it by following my free stitch tutorial, Silk Stitch Along.
Yellow Chair by Laura Wasilowski
You can also use a size 8 pearl cotton on wool and felt. Here you see it making up the yellow chair, bowl, apples, and other elements in the design. Click here for the Yellow Chair Stitch Along.