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.I think thread is somewhat of a personal machine thing. I have a lot of CT thread in luscious colors. It didn't work well for quilting in my machine. It would continually break. I tried every thread I could find and didn't have much luck for quilting. I took my machine in to the tech twice complaining that the thread was breaking and it didn't help. Finally I took a Craftsy class with Leah Day. She has the same machine as I have and said she used Issacord thread for everything and never has a problem. Horrors! It is a poly thread and we all know the Quilt Police say you can't use poly thread on cotton fabric. Well, Leah does so I gave it a try. That ended my breakage issues. She says the cotton thread can't stand up tp the heat of quilting. I know a lot of people who can quilt with cotton thread without any issues so I don't think that is true. I do know that MY Janome 7700 won't quilt with any of the cotton thread I have used for whatever reason. I won't switch to another thread for quilting unless someone gives me a really good reason. Another advantage to the Issacord is lack of lint. That was the one thing I really dislike about CT Essentials. I use it for piecing and keep my vacuum by the machine to de-lint often.

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I think your right Pat.  Thread is a personal thing.  Whatever my machine wants it gets.  LOL..

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Well, my binding is only about 1/3 stitched to the top and I've set it aside until tomorrow. When I started to pin it to the starting point, I just did not like it. Good grief. It is the same fabric that I had used for the backing, and I like it there, but it just didn't work against the outside border on the front. So, back to  cutting/sewing/pressing new strips from leftovers of another fabric that I had used in piecing. Now I'm happy. So it goes with quilting. I'm already getting ready for my SIL to laugh and tell me how picky I am!! And truth be told, she's correct! LOL. On the positive side, I have some extra fabric and a lovely border strip all ready to go for another quilt one day! Hey hey!! I'll be ahead on that one!      

 

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Beth replied on Wed, Jun 4 2014 7:48 PM

Thea, thank you so much!  I will have to look at my spool of Aurafil to make sure what it is. I appreciate the information of the other weights of thread.   

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Beth replied on Wed, Jun 4 2014 7:56 PM

 

Hello, weezee56:  On the September MQ, I went back to see where I found that information, and it was actually not on a "thread,"

 it is on the Admin Blog » The 1st Admin Post! 

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Karla replied on Wed, Jun 4 2014 8:01 PM

I completed 1 LUS block today, only 14 left and all of the blocks will be completed.  Then it will be time to take out the Dear Jane of the Garden Party Applique.

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Thea replied on Wed, Jun 4 2014 8:27 PM

Good job Karla - I satin stitched on Dog Park for 5 hours and have about 50 hours to go before I might be close to being done - but it allows my mind to wander and think about things... so was a good meditation day.  One of these days I'll get all my dear jane blocks out and figure out where I am... one of these days!!!

 

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Karla replied on Thu, Jun 5 2014 7:18 AM

Today, I think I'm going to try to sew the next row on the quilt...row 9 is complete and I think the sashing and posts are cut, so maybe that won't require too much "brain" work during the baby's nap times.  When I start a block, I hate to be interrupted and Kaylee always picks that time to decide she needs my attention.

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Today's plan is to finish sewing the binding to the top. Beyond that, who knows. Good luck with little Kaylee today, Karla. I don't know how you get any sewing done, you're so busy with your "grands" and keeping your household together! You must be exhausted by the end of every day!  

 

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Karla replied on Thu, Jun 5 2014 10:36 AM

Yes, and that is why I don't get any sewing done in the evening...today, I got up at 5 am and had one LUS block made before Kaylee got here, and have managed to get another made while she is napping.  I guess this will have to be my routine for awhile.  My DD is on vacation next week, so maybe I'll be able to get some of these projects at least caught up if not done.

 

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Karla can you post a pic of one of your LUS blocks.  I would love to see them.

Today I think I'm going to make some BOM blocks.  

I need batting & fabric paper sheets & rick rack.  But I am grounded from purchasing anything for two weeks.  :(

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tnmtgrl replied on Thu, Jun 5 2014 11:26 AM

I got 1 row of Chloe's quilt done today...hoping to get another done before bedtime...they will be here in 3 weeks! Have to hurry!!

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Love it Jen. Do have a long/mid arm or is this free motion?

 

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Kris replied on Thu, Jun 5 2014 12:15 PM

Pat Lancaster:
I have a lot of CT thread in luscious colors. It didn't work well for quilting in my machine. It would continually break. I tried every thread I could find and didn't have much luck for quilting. I took my machine in to the tech twice complaining that the thread was breaking and it didn't help. Finally I took a Craftsy class with Leah Day. She has the same machine as I have and said she used Issacord thread for everything and never has a problem. Horrors! It is a poly thread and we all know the Quilt Police say you can't use poly thread on cotton fabric. Well, Leah does so I gave it a try. That ended my breakage issues.

Pat,

I mainly use cotton for piecing but anything goes for quilting. My "Country Nights" was quilted with Rayon left over from and embroidery project.

CT makes a poly thread for quilting but it's not my favourite. I bought some Isacord at MQX but haven't tried it yet. If my new machine ever gets here I'll let you know what I think.

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Kris replied on Thu, Jun 5 2014 12:17 PM

Karla:

I completed 1 LUS block today, only 14 left and all of the blocks will be completed.  Then it will be time to take out the Dear Jane of the Garden Party Applique.

WTG Karla. 

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