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LinkClick. All About Aurifil Threads. How Do Aurifil Threads Meet Quilter's Expectations?

All About Aurifil Threads

... Very Carefully. There are 4 very important criteria: The Origin of the Raw Materials: The term “Egyptian cotton” is usually applied to the extra long staple cotton produced in Egypt and favored for the luxury and upmarket brands worldwide. Production of better long stapled cotton. The Twist: In spinning, separate fibers are twisted together to bind hem into a stronger, long yarn. Aurifil Thread Education video! I am so happy to be a spokes person for Aurifil Threads.

Aurifil Thread Education video!

If you have visited a quilt shop that has the ipad running with all the videos, that's me! I have assembled all those here so you can learn about the thread weights, how they are used and what they look like stitched out. This 2:30 min video is the over view of thread spool sizes, the color coding and how they are used. If you would like to have closed caption text click the 'cc' in the lower right to have that displayed while you watch! The 50wt on the orange spool is for piecing, below i have videos for other techniques. I do a lot of machine applique. Machine quilting either with your walking foot, or free motion, can look amazing in each of the weights. Machine embroidery is so fun! Hand embroidery, or stitchery is hot hot hot! I love utility quilting with my Aurifil. I learned to quilt by hand piecing and I often have a small project that i hand piece on road trips. Where to buy my Aurifil Thread article continues below ad. Bottom Line Thread, Applique and Bobbin Thread - Superior Threads.

Lint-free never felt so good.

Bottom Line Thread, Applique and Bobbin Thread - Superior Threads

Designed with award-winning quilter Libby Lehman, The Bottom Line makes a fantastic bobbin thread for any type of sewing. Its lightweight, blendable colors are so easily matched with any top thread. The Eyes have it… « modafabrics. Happy Friday!

The Eyes have it… « modafabrics

There are two things to share today – one a tip and the other a funny story about hats. First the Tip Jar – Needles. If you sew, you use needles. Hand or machine – maybe both. You know they come in different types and sizes, and you know that unlike thread, the bigger the number, the bigger the needle. Most of us sew with a Universal needle – or we should be sewing with it.

There are some who believe that as quilters, we’re better off sewing with Microtex or Sharp needles but it isn’t necessary. The size of the needle is more dependent on the thread being used than the fabric being sewn – fine thread warrants a smaller needle and a thicker thread needs a bigger needle. If you’re using a 40 wt. or 28 wt. thread for top-stitching or other decorative stitching, the needle size should be increased to a 90/14. Most sewing machine manufacturers recommend changing your needle every eight hours of sewing. Sewing over pins is discouraged – strongly… and “some of us” do it anyway. How to Tie a Quilter's Knot. A FREE Printable PDF Guide to Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles. The most common brand of sewing machine needles in the world is Schmetz.

A FREE Printable PDF Guide to Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles

It’s the brand that most of us use, and personally, it is the only brand I ever use. They are consistent, reliable and easy to get no matter where you are. You’ll never mix up your Schmetz needles again with this handy guide at your side! Though many of us use these everyday, many people do not know that each and every needle is color coded with both the type of the needle as well as the size of the needle. It can be so easy to get your needles mixed up when you go from project to project, but never fear!

Below is all the information you need to keep things straight, but the most convenient place for this information is in your studio, so I’ve also created a handy chart for you to download and print to hang up next to your sewing machine for your reference. Click here to get your own copy! Quilting Threads, Sewing Threads, Upholstery Threads by Superior Threads. Do You Run Into Bobbin Issues With Your Sewing Machine? We're Here To Help! On point… « modafabrics. In the law, cases are “on point” when the facts of the case in the law books – already decided – exactly match the facts in your case so you can cite it as being the law.

On point… « modafabrics

So it follows that it kind of annoys me when folks use the phrase “case in point”… where does that come from? It’s like “tough road to hoe” instead of “tough row to hoe”. But then I get persnickety about silly stuff like that. You’re shocked, I know. But I digress – another big shock. Oh – Happy Monday! This is a Tip Jar post and it’s about those pointy things we use every time we stitch – needles.

Are you changing your sewing machine needles regularly? You know you should, right? I happily confess to thinking that you only changed sewing machine needles when they broke – usually by sewing over a pin or something silly like that. I really don’t like when “the man” is right. I backed into a system that works for me. I change my needle every five bobbins. Thread Therapy with Dr. Bob Educational Videos.

Embroidery Stabilizers. SPIRAL EYE NEEDLES, easy to thread sewing needles with an opening on the side of the eye.