I have been getting some questions about the thread I’ve been using on my long arm so I thought I would just answer them here on the blog rather than answer each person individually. I always assume that if two or three people are asking other might be too.
I am not a thread snob…I am willing to try most anything. I have had very good luck with Superior and King Tut and they were available at the local quilt shop so for the most part I stuck with them. Then a bit ago the quilt shop didn’t have the variegated I wanted and said how about trying this…Maxi Lock Swirls Rainbow.
I questioned it as I always thought Maxi Lock thread was for sergers. The long armer for the shop uses it occasionally so I figured if she uses it then I’d give it a try. I used it but never quite knew if I really should be. I really liked it but somehow if is SO much cheaper than other thread that I was unsure. Then I read from Judy over at Patchwork Times loves Maxi Lock too (read her opinion about thread here). That had me convinced that I just didn’t care anymore. I liked the thread. It doesn’t break and it holds up in the quilt. I was using it…and now, it’s about the only thread I use.
Being I love variegated thread, I went through and purchased one of each and the rest is history. I like variegated thread because it seems to give the quilt more movement and depth.
The flowers on this quilt in Peachy Orange Parfait. The entire quilt has this thread. The thread is 100% polyester and I know, some people won’t like that but honestly, I am fine with it.
The thread on this is Tye Die Punch.
I used Blueberry Cobbler on this.
I purchase the Maxi Lock solid colors too…I just like variegated the very best. I feel like by using variegated threads, it doesn’t have to completely match.
One of my favorite solids is Khaki. It mixes with everything. It’s the second column, third one down.
Anyway, I have been adding links in my posts to the thread I have been using lately. You can bet with these cones of thread being only about $5 each, and me loving the thread, this is the thread I’ll be using. I am all about cheap and good quality.