Do you have thick thread in your box? How thick?
We quilt usually with 40wt or 50 wt. Sometimes we need thinner thread, and other times, when we want to really show off the quilting, then we need a thicker thread. 28wt (30wt) thread works nicely, but 12wt is really a different story! You have to stitch with all these threads to see the benefits of each one.
These days I have stitched some pretty boxes and their edges needed to be covered with a tight zig zag stitching. For some boxes I used a thick thread (30wt) while for others I used a thin thread; I noticed immediately the difference!
So I thought it is time to use the thick thread again for quilting.
And I made this “wholecloth” version of this applique quilt pattern; the applique version is a quick project but the wholecloth is even quicker!
The thread used for the heart is Aurifil 12wt and it works wonderfully.
That thick thread fills up the area QUICKLY!
I love free motion quilting (it’s like painting with thread) and I thought it’s time to start making some videos; for now, I don’t know anything about videos but I promise that I will learn!
Watch them on Youtube (bigger screen and more details- if you use a desktop).
I love quilting pebbles too – for this I used a regular, 50wt Aurifil thread.
YES, you can free motion quilt with 12wt thread.