Saturday, January 26, 2013
Thread Painting Tips
This week I taught a thread painting class at Sew Nice.
I was amazed at how fast my students learned to thread paint.
There was so much information that I gave them that I wanted to post a few reminders and a picture is worth a thousand words.
The picture above is a sample of what we did.
Here are the reminders:
Always bring your thread to the top so you do not have a knotted mess underneath your project.
If you thread paint an embroidered picture, I use two threads for the top. I have a large cone of thread that is pictured and a bobbin of thread. When I thread my sewing machine, I thread the two threads like they are one thread. You may want to loosen your thread tension just a little. You may be wondering why I have two empty bobbins on top of my bobbin full of thread. The experience that I have had is the bobbin is so light weight that the thread spins off too fast causing some uneven stitching and it crossed my mind that a regular spool of thread would be a little heavier than a bobbin.
So the empty bobbins add just enough weight to make my stitching perfect.
This quilt top is still on my design board.
It has been there since October and I am trying to finish.
I would like to have it quilted by next Christmas--we will see!
I have a friend that needs to borrow a sewing machine that is learning how to quilt.
Do you think that I can hook her on quilting with a Singer Featherweight?
She wants to see if she likes sewing before she invests a lot of money into a sewing machine. I hope that she finds it as enjoyable as I do.
Making quilts for others and giving them away is the best therapy there is!