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Quilting Thread Tutorial

Written and Designed by Janet M. Davies

We tend to use "Quilting Sewing Cotton" to hand quilt our Patchwork items with. Most often cream or white cotton is used. As nice as cream or white is on some projects; personally I am for adding some colour with the actual quilting on the smaller projects.

You will find below photos of where I have used 6 stranded Needlework cotton (DMC or Anchor) to quilt with. I quilt with 2 strands. I cut one 80cm single strand length and thread it into the needle. Then I bring the two cut ends together to quilt with 2 strands. I use the stab/stitch method of quilting and as I bring the needle up through the fabric I hold the needle only so the tension of the threads equalise.

I got asked this morning why not just buy coloured quilting thread on a spool. Price comparative a hank of 6 stranded needlework cotton thread is cheaper for small projects and you don't have a reel of quilting sewing cotton in a colour you might never need again.

In this Appliqued Owl hanging I have used green thread to quilt the vine around the border. For the echo quilting on the background I have used a pale yellow thread.

Around the boarder of this hanging I have used yellow thread to quilt with.

For the quilting on this bag I have used a darker shade of thread than the fabric colour. Also in the large quilted pansy I have used gold metallic thread to quilt the veins. 


Around the boarder of this hanging I have used green thread to quilt the horse shoes with. The hearts have been quilted in red thread.

The swirls of this wall hanging have to different shades of green thread for the quilting.

The instructions in JMD Designs retail pattern packs are a lot more
detailed than what is given here in this tutorial above.

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