Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Many moons ago, I told you I was trying out Aurifil thread, having heard so much about it around the internet. Well I have tried it and here is a quick up date of how I use it, what I think of it and what my recommended purchases are. I now use Aurifil 50wt (orange spool) for all my piecing, both hand and machine and it is faultless and in a different league to all other threads I have ever used throughout my 30 something sewing years. It has almost no lint and almost never tangles. It is strong but fine and smooth. If I were someone who did a lot of applique, I would invest in an ultimate box of 48 spools of 50wt but I am not. So my investment is in the Basic Designer Collection of twelve 50wt neutral threads (see pic below).
For machine quilting, I use 40wt (green spool). I like that it shows more clearly on the quilted surface but that it is light enough to fly through my machine at the speed I FMQ. And so my other recommended investment is the Ultimate Collection of 48 colours in 40wt (see pic above). For a more defined quilted look, I would recommend 28wt (grey spool) or even 12wt (red spool, comes in cotton or wool). I am not a hand quilter, cross-stitcher or embroiderer but, if you are, Aurifil 12wt is worth trying.
Posted by Lynne (Lily's Quilts) at 14:41