|I'm about 1/4 finished quilting my Roll Roll Sunshine Rivers (RRCB) and I'm liking it so far. I love Aurifil thread for it's thinness (I hate when the bobbin runs out), but the price is something that I don't love so much. I thought I'd try some of the Essential Pro from Connecting threads, it is very thin and a fraction of the cost. I don't have a longarm, I have a Juki, which many people use on a frame, so I thought it was worth a try. I resisted, mostly because I have bought into the 'everything cotton' camp, but I got to thinking that I used to use whatever, and I haven't noticed any undue deteriorations. Sooo, this is my first try and no problems so far (knock on wood), and a bonus, less lint. The essential pro is 3315 yards for $5.99, and the cheapest that I've found Aurifil is 1422 yards for about $8.28. I think Connecting Threads has a new believer. Also, I love the King Tut for the top thread, again very expensive. I tried the Coats and Clark machine quilting cotton thread from Joanns with a coupon, very much cheaper, and I also haven't found any problems with it. Quilting is a fairly expensive hobby (obsession) and I think that this is one way to make it a little more affordable. For me anyway. |
Don't you think the shiny blue border looks like sunshine on water.
PS It just occurred to me, I wonder how it would be in the bobbin for piecing. I don't have any illusions that my quilts have to last for generations. I make pretty simple quilts for the most part and not with exquisite quilting, etc., just nice not masterpieces. If the bobbin thread took a year or two off their life, I don't have a problem with that. If in future generations a museum is opened for quilts with 'mediocre meandering', I'm sure there will still be one or two they can use, lol.