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Quilty Thoughts

Musings on Quilting, Thread and Life!

Thread, thread and more thread


Hey Quilters! 

As you may know by now, I adore Angela Walters and one thing that she is known for saying is, "If Quilting is my Therapy, Threads are my Meds". I will be the first to admit that I do LOVE to buy thread! The wall of colorful thread next to my machine just makes me happy!

There are so many wonderful threads out there, but I'm sure like me, you have a favorite or two or ten! When I was a new quilter, one thing I learned was the a good quality thread makes a HUGE difference in the success of your quilting! 

I fell in love with Aurifil as soon as I used it, and have never looked back. And now that I quilt primarily on a longarm machine (Why I love my Bernina Q24), I have heard so many things about how Longarms have a preference for thread, and you can only use certain types of thread, etc. 

Well lucky for me, I believe that rules are meant to be broken (don't tell my kids that though) so I have tried all the threads through my longarm! Aurifil is one of the threads I put to the test as soon as I had my machine. I have put their 28 wt., 40 wt. and 50 wt. through my machine, quilting at full speed and achieved beautiful stitching, but was told that these threads were not designed for longarm machine quilting - to which I say "pssshhhh ahhhh", but nonetheless there is GOOD NEWS! 

Aurifil has just released a new thread - just for us longarm quilters! I was able to snag a few cones at QuiltCon a few weeks ago in Pasadena and plan to put it to the test just as soon as I can sneak my own project onto the longarm! In the mean time, here is some more information for you all, from Aurifil directly on their new 40 wt., 3 ply cotton thread!

I hope you enjoy, and stay tuned for more - hopefully soon I'll have all the colors! 

Happily Quilting, 

Enjoli :) 


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