Thursday, June 21, 2012

Progress???

I've been working on my NewFO and it has shown itself to be a pretty tedious project.

The pattern is Chain Reaction -

Cutting up LOTS of 6 1/2", 4 1/2" and 2 1/2" strips

And then sewing them into the chain pattern.

It's definitely a modern look for this traditional quilter ;-) But I am plugging along in the evenings.

And a question for all of you. Do you use bobbin thread??

I have started using Sulky Bobbin Thread and I do think my bobbin doesn't run out as quickly as it used to. Have you used any other brand of Bobbin Thread? Sulky only comes in white and black. I buy it at JoAnn's when the threads are on sale for 50% off. I'd like to know if you have used this type of thread before. What are your thoughts as there is always so much discussion about the new threads available.

Happy Quilting!

14 comments:

Michelle said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as bobbin thread. I always just use the same as I'm using for my top thread.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Love your modern 'look' ! And I love using Superior's "Bottom Line" which is 60 weight, 100% polyester; winds 40% more on the bobbin!

Sherryl said...

I'm like Michelle - never heard of "bobbin thread"! I've always wound my bobbins using the same thread I use for the top. And I've never had any difficulties. Is there something special about "bobbin thread"? Curiouser and curiouser.
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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I too had NO IDEA! Love the colors.

SewCalGal said...

I splurged and bought a cone of Superior's "Bottom Line". I really do like it.

SewCalGal
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Carrie P. said...

I am liking your new quilt so far.
I have never heard of bobbin thread.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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FABBY

Shankevia said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I will be looking for bobbin thread.

Connie said...

This is going to be a beautiful quilt! I absolutely love Superior Bottom Line thread as you can get so much on the bobbin. I also use it as my top thread. I've never tried Sulkys.

shelley said...

What I know: this Sulky bobbin thread is what we use when doing embroidery on our embroidery machines. That's why it only comes in black and white. I have used other 60 wt thread by bottom line and Presencia, that are made for sewing. These can be 2 ply or 3 ply depending on your preference. Not sure you will want to use the Sulky for piecing. Don't know how it will hold your seams. Yes, the 60 wt winds more on your bobbin.

JanetK said...

I have the Sulky white pre-wound bobbins for machine embroidery, but never gave a thought about whether it was a different weight - I find I'm still learning a lot about thread and how they are not all created equal!
I think your quilt will be fantastic btw.

Teri said...

I only use aurifill on my bobbin.....it lasts a lot longer than regular thread and it doesn't leave as much lint....

Jen said...

I havent heard about Bobbin Thread. I use same thread top and bobbin. Pretty fabrics for the chain quilt.I look foreward to seeing it made.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I've used Superior's Bottom Line when I wanted a variety of colors. Fil-Tec makes Bobbin Line in a few neutral colors, a much better price point than Superior, and it is equally as high-quality. More often than not I use Fil-Tec Glide as my quilting thread and also use it in the bobbin. Fil-Tec Threads are available online at bobbincentral.com