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