Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My favourite thread for machine quilting, African quilt and Elaine Quehl’s Hand dyed fabrics

I have fallen head over heels in love with The Bottom Line by Superior Threads, a 60 wt polyester that comes in almost 60 colours! It has a lovely silky sheen and simply melts into the fabric. It is terrific for dense quilting because you don’t get a heavy thread build-up; I love quilting feathers with this thread and I think a neutral taupe would be fab for applique! I buy my thread online from The Cotton Mill Threadworks in Dundas, Ontario. If I need help I just call Anita; she is extremely knowledgeable and is a tremendous help with thread and colour selection. And I really enjoy her blog, Filaments.

I quilted this small piece with The Bottom Line. It will be auctioned at the Yorkshire Rose Quilters' Guild Clothesline Gallery Silent Auction which will be held at the Danforth Mennonite Church on May 8th. If you live in Toronto Canada please feel free to attend the auction. Heck, you are welcome even if you don’t live in Toronto!

This is another little quilt that will be auctioned. It was made by my 92 year old Mom. In an earlier post I mentioned her African quilts. I plan to take some pictures of her work for your viewing pleasure so do stay tuned! Here's a little teaser.

Finally I just couldn’t resist posting a picture of some of Elaine Quehl's beautiful hand-dyed fabrics. They are so lovely that I am reluctant to cut into them….but I’ll get over it! Elaine’s blog has lots interesting information and ideas!

Until I post again, happy sewing!

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