I love looking at my rainbow of thread!  This rack includes my basic piecing and quilting threads.  I prefer Gutermann 100% cotton thread.  I know there are a lot of fancier threads out there, but I like the way Gutermann looks when I quilt with it and it is fairly inexpensive and available.
Unlike many quilters, I attempt to match my piecing thread to my fabrics.  This is partly a legacy from many years of sewing clothing and partly a personal choice.  Since there are so many wonderfully colored threads available, why not match it if I can?

I also usually match my quilting thread to the quilt.  This often requires multiple thread changes but, to me, the result is worth it.  My goal with my quilting is to add texture to my quilt and that is what I hope people notice, not the thread.
Of course, there are exceptions to every general rule and my quilting on LinesFall used contrasting variegated thread!  That is what I love so much about quilting – each quilt is an opportunity to do things differently and try something new.  And…each quilter can make their own choices about what they want their quilt to look like.  The variety is endless!
  • edeenut
    Posted at 15:35h, 11 October Reply

    I like to match my thread to the fabrics in my quilts I'm using too, and like you it also comes from my sewing of clothing and other things before I got into quilting.

  • amandajean
    Posted at 22:33h, 09 October Reply

    so pretty! i wish i stuck to one thread company/brand. but no, i have a hodge podge of threads from everywhere. i'm still looking for that PERFECT thread. maybe someday….

  • Rebekah
    Posted at 18:11h, 08 October Reply

    What a pretty thread collection! I'm a sucker for anything in rainbow order.

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