Sunday, July 20, 2008

Invisible Thread

Last winter I was running low on thread so I looked to eBay and found an auction that suited me for what I was looking for. The lot consisted of around 18 spools of thread and 2 bigger 1200 yard spools that I wanted. The rest was nylon invisible threads. I thought maybe I could resell the invisible threads and make my money back because I got a great deal on the lot. Well they are still sitting on my thread holder.

A few weeks ago I was reading through QIAD site and read some interesting posts regarding invisible thread. I am a novice sewer to the world of up-to-date quilting and sewing, but have been sewing for 20 years-with the same type of thread! I was very happy to find out that I could use up all that thread and not have to sell it off.

So today I am sitting at my sewing machine, looking at the almost empty thread spool on my machine, and thought "I need to think about getting some more thread this week." Then I remembered the information about invisible thread I read a few weeks back. So I pulled some down, loaded it on my bobbin and tried it out. It works and looks great! I might just try it out on the top too-not just in the bobbin.

I guess the bobbin use only of invisible thread is used when quilting traditionally on your machine. I was excited to learn and try something new and had to sit down and write this in my new blog!


papel1 said...

I found your blog thru the link on our ebay group Crafting stitches..... It looks great! You web sites where you are selling e patterns looks good. Best of luck with that endeavor.

Connie said...

Hey, sweetpea!! This is looking great. I'd put on pix of some of your quilts for "EYE CANDY" though. Some people just cannot envision things and the pix just help soooo much.

Ashlawnfarms Rag Quilt Creations said...

Thanks girls!

I am working on pics and will have them up shortly....I know what you mean though!

FabricsNQuilts said...

Good for you for trying something new!

I bought the same product at a quilt show this spring because I read that putting it in the top or bottom & your quilt thread in the other will give the appearance of hand quilting. So I just HAD to get some.

It's still on my its original wrapping plastic.

Maybe this new quilt top will be it's unveiling!

quiltsbylee said...

Hi, just thought I would tell you that I have been using the invisible thread in all my projects for a few years now. No more worrying about matching colors.


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