It all started with this: a piece of Kona cotton, some fusible batting and a few Aurifil spools.
I started quilting and …
…ended up with this 12” x 15” piece.
Looking even better after washing!
I used Aurifil 50 wt for this little sample. I did not want to use heavier thread, as there is a lot of backtracking and stitching on top of other stitches.
This stitching will put your sewing machine+thread team to the test! My thread did not break at least once!
I used the same Aurifil 50wt in the bobbin – using the same weight and same quality thread in the needle and in the bobbin helps achieving a good stitching, making free motion quilting easier.
In my first years of quilting, thread that keeps breaking was a constant nightmare to me. When the sewing machine works wonderfully with your chosen thread, you can free motion quilt anything you want!
In case you are wondering: no, I did not change the thread after each “dandelion”. I sewed a few with one color, then changed the color and sewed a few again and so on until I covered the entire surface.
Too beautiful not to use it! So I added a lining and a zipper…
… and in 10 minutes I turned it into a pouch.
Wouldn’t it be great to carry your thread in such a pouch, to your next meeting with your quilting friends? Or maybe sew one for one of your busy friends?