How much do you know about thread? Can you decipher the numbers on threads and needles? Which thread is better for piecing, or garment sewing, or quilting?
Do you understand which thread is best for different machines? Can you use the same thread for different applications? I admit, I have done so, and didn’t always get the best results. With all the time and effort we put into our quilts, crafts, and garments, our thread should be just as high quality, and selected for appropriateness to the project.
King Tut has been one of my favorites for the longarm ever since I got my machine. It just sews beautifully. If you have a longarm, a long-staple thread is essential. Until I saw the Thread Therapy DVD by Superior Thread, I didn’t really know exactly why I liked it. It also explained why I like the Superior machine quilting thread too. One tidbit from the DVD, the Masterpiece line was named so you would think ‘piecing’ when you saw it, as it is ideal for piecing.
On machine quilting threads, the cotton strands are longer, making a stronger thread so it can stand up to the high speed of a longarm. King Tut is also made from cotton actually grown in Egypt, actual Egyptian cotton. Not all “Egyptian cotton” is actually grown there.
With NC Symposium coming up, I decided to ask a few of my favorite manufacturers to assist me with some door prizes. The lovely folks at Superior Thread sent several DVDs of Thread Therapy answering the questions above and a lot more.
This DVD is a movie length (one hour and 45 minutes!) presentation of Bob at a show doing his lecture on thread. You’ll learn a lot from this presentation, about different threads, thread weight, cotton and poly threads, needles, tensions and a lot more. Not only did they send several copies for NC Quilt Symposium, they graciously agreed that I could give one away on my blog!
So, you will have a chance to win one! Just leave a comment on this post, any comment on thread. Get a second chance to win if you are a follower by leaving a second comment telling me how you follow. I’ll pick a winner on Friday the 6th , whoops, I mean the 13th, so enter today. Good luck!
Winner Chosen, see who won with some additional thread info here.