I see a lot of people raving about Aurifil thread–well, I haven’t tried it, so I can’t say whether it is fantastic or not. I sew garments as well, so I’ve been rather lackadaisical and stayed with my reliable Gutermann sew-all thread (polyester). I was into a local quilt shop on Friday morning (on my way to work, shhh), and asked what they had. After a brief discussion, I picked up this spool of gray 100% cotton Mettler thread. I haven’t tried it yet.
She recommended I use it for piecing as well as quilting. Apparently, because polyester is stronger and less flexible than cotton, it will cause your quilt to wear out faster. What thread do you use? Any thread you absolutely hate?
They also have a small selection of Kona solids at a fairly good price of $8.49/m so I picked up a metre of Iron and a half-metre of Asparagus. They don’t have many modern fabrics, so the Konas tend to be the softer colours.
Finally, here’s an older member of my stash. I’m currently making a couple of bucket hats for my daughter, although I picked up this copy of Oliver + S Little Things to Sew originally for the toddler backpack, which turned out fairly well. I think the patterns are good, although some of the construction methods require a lot of hand sewing.
Thanks for stopping by, and hop over to visit Kristy at Quiet Play for the Sunday Stash tour. Note that I’ll be hosting in November (squee!), and since it’s the weekend, another gratuitous water lily shot (love this one!–you can also see the reflection of my husband busily cutting up the branches which fell in the big storm on Friday night).