How Thread Impacts the Look and Feel of a Quilt

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A Must-See Video for Getting the Most Out of the Thread in Your Quilts!

Quilters spend a lot of time selecting fabric for their quilts. We pay close attention to the properties of the fabric as well as the color and overall pattern.





If you’ve been quilting for awhile you can probably tell whether a fabric will be soft and supple, a bit flimsy or stay a tad stiff after the first washing. That’s important to know because the properties of the fabric will affect how the quilting will appear on the completed quilt.

Experienced quilters tend to know a lot about quilting fabric and how the various brands will perform in a finished quilt.

But what do you know about thread? Selecting the right thread is just as important to the success of the quilt as the fabric is.

The Right Thread is Just as Important as the Fabric in Quilts

While any standard good-quality thread will often do, did you know that that the thread can impact the look and feel of the finished quilt?

In the following video Heather Thomas teaches us all about thread. Learn how different types, weights and brands will affect the appearance of the machine quilting on your quilts.

This is an excellent video that even long-time quilter can benefit from!

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

 

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