Variegated Quilting thread is our featured thread for August.
The quilting thread, Cotton Mako’ 28, comes on the grey spool just like the solid coloured quilting thread.
When I reach the quilting stage of my quilts, I always audition a variegated thread. I think that initial leaning comes from not being able to narrow down my thread choice to just one colour. I take a small square of the fabric I have used in the patchwork or appliqué and add some quilting stitches across the surface. The quilt usually ‘tells’ me right away if I am on the right track.
I have been hand quilting the Blue China Jar quilt (designed by Maggie Walker) for several years. I completed this quilt as a Block of the Month making a few changes to personalize it along the way.
The variegated thread works so well with all the different blue fabrics. I like the way the colour changes, adding another dimension to the overall appliquéd pieces.
I have decided to quilt the outer borders in a cross hatched pattern. The variegated thread blends beautifully with the bold border.
Have a look at our on-line store www.alwaysquilting.com.au and try some of our beautiful variegated quilting threads. It may be just the finishing touch your next quilting projects needs!