For a lot of you, this may be a really boring blog post. It’s about thread 🙂 You’re welcome to just look at the pretty pictures and then move on. Unless, of course, you are truly interested in info about my thread 🙂
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- How did you select colors for your personal thread collection?
- Do you always match the color perfectly to your project?
Not always. I try to get close on certain projects, because I feel like the piece should stand on it’s own merit, without any distractions.
- Do you ever use contrasting thread?
- Do you use the same color in the bobbin as the upper thread?
I usually do, because I hate when some of the bobbin thread is visible on top in a different color. That’s a machine issue, and until I know how to always make things run better, I’d prefer not to risk it. If it’s something I’m just throwing together for myself, I don’t always worry about it.
- What if a fabric has big areas of very different colors?
I still stick with the same color. I’d probably match the most dominate color, or use something deliberately contrasting, like black or white.
- Do you have any tips or suggestions about choosing thread?
I don’t experiment with thread brands. I’ve never had problems with basic, inexpensive Coats & Clark. So I’m not sure my suggestions mean much 🙂 But have fun with it, and take risks sometimes. Build a small stash of basics, but add a few colors when you can!
- Can you show us a picture(s) of your thread collection?
- Do you ever buy thread because you fall in love with the color (without a particular project in mind)?
Rarely, because I waste enough money on fabric 🙂
- Do you “invest” in thread?
No, I go cheap. There were 2 times I bought special thread: I bought some “fancy” thread in college for a project. The brand is Mettler and I got it in pink, green, and blue. The second time I bought special thread was when I made mei tais. I bought heavy-duty thread to support the weight.
- What types of thread do you have? (elastic, quilting, all-purpose, wool, etc.)
Pretty much all-purpose, and a little of my heavy-duty is left.