Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sewing

I spent a big part of the day sewing...the time flies once I start. I listen to audio books part of the time...most of the time in fact. I have spent a lot of happy hours with the pedal to the medal so to speak.

There are so many tools for quilting now that my mom never had nor used. And when I was young, Coats & Clark was the only thread we had heard of. Now, there are so many to choose from....the ones above are just a sample. And some of you would probably never believe the price of some of them.

For machine quilting, with my Juki machine, Coats and Clark is not the way to go...but it sews fine when I am just sewing. In machine quilting...at least in free-motion quilting it seems to break often when I use it.

I used King Tut thread by Superior threads for the first time on the quilt for Lorelei and for my new nephew's quilt and it was wonderful. It is the spool second from the right.

Anyway, one of these days I want to take pictures of some of the other tools that speed up the process of quilting...or at least the making of the top. But for now, I need to think about some sleep.

10 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

There are so many accessories nowadays. I don't sew anymore---well maybe mending but that is all. the kids grew up and the grands are mostly boys. And I used to sew all my late husbands cowboy shirts. I guess you might say I just got burned out.

I love the old school phote.--Love it.

The fog pictures are very nice too. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I used to sew a LOT. I stopped when fabric became so expensive that it became cheaper to purchase clothes already made.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting, Rose... I knew there were different types of threads for different machines---but hadn't realized how much progress there has been made in the art of quilting. Wow--that's amazing...

I remember when Coates and Clark was the ONLY thread to buy... AND--I remember matching those numbers to get the right colors... Times--they are a-changin'!!!!

Have a great day..
Hugs,
Betsy

Tricia said...

I had to chuckle at the 'pedal to the metal' - that's how my parents used to talk cuz they were truck drivers! heheheee

George said...

It sounds as if you had a very busy day. From the time-stamp on your post it was a long day as well!

merrytait said...

I have trouble my threads breaking when I sew--maybe I need a different thread.

Jacob said...

I think I'm following the thread of your commentary ... get the good stuff if you want it to last and look good!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I didn't know there were so many kinds of threads. My mother used to do a lot of sewing and had different kinds but I never learned the names.

A piece of news said...

I really like this photo.

Mary said...

Aren't we fortunate to have the quilting tools that we have? I had a great workshop Saturday and posted the technique in my quilt blog.

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