Just one photo to show you this week. Our mission from Lori this week was compare different threads.
I am actually not good at collecting different kind of thread. Well My favourite is the Gutermann’s cotton thread for sure and I have a lot thanks to my dear friend Evelyn. Right now I am adding bit more of Aurifil since it has a good price and wide colour range thanks to Fluffy sheep quilting. Long time ago, I asked my hubby to get a box set of cotton thread for Christmas present which I still have a lot.
I have stitched five of them so far. From left top, Aurifil 50wt, Cotty 30wt(box set one), Empress mill 50wt( just got in as shop/class supply), Gutermann 50wt, YLI 30wt. They are all made of cotton.
I have been using Cotty ones a lot as you can imagine. Main problem with this one is they create a lot of lint. I have to clean my machine more often. Otherwise nice thicker thread.
I bought YLI 30wt to quilt on white background of blue tile quilt and haven’t used it since and I couldn’t remember what it was like. Well it was very good! Very smooth and easy! When I use Cotty ones I have to loosen top tension a lot but for YLI, almost none.
Ones from Empress mill didn’t have any problem either. I might try more 🙂
You probably guessed Aurifil and Gutermann are good and they are. I have Gutermann 30wt but haven’t tried yet and haven’t got Aurifil 40wt yet. Putting on my shopping list then.
Other threads I have are Polyester(for general sewing), Polycotton from Japan(actually I haven’t seen 100% cotton thread made in Japan, only imports from US), Rayon which I am keeping for the special project(sometime it will happen, I need bit more confidence), some Korean silk thread for Korean patchwork which is a hand sewing thread and I don’t think I can put it on the machine, can I?
I have metallic and Monofilament as well but haven’t used them a long time either.
Conclusion, I have to get more different make, weight of threads to try. When I get some more done, I will let you know!