Friday, December 27, 2013

Sigma thread / snow

I was googling Isacord thread because that's what Leah Day recommends and since she is an expert on free motion quilting, I figure she knows the best thing to use. It cost about the same as aurifill, another great thread but still it's hard for me to spend 10 bucks on a spool of thread. I came across a blog talking about this metro embroidery thread and how she tried it and it compared very close to the Isacord . So I found the website here and asked Santa for some. Note that is is less than $3.00 on sale right now for 5000 m opposed to the aurifill or Isacord at $9.50 for 1422m. It sounds to good to be true but I used it today and did a lot of dense free motion quilting and it worked great. Smooth as silk!

We got more snow yesterday, the light fluffy pretty kind.

So I had to take my girls out - they had a ball.

When it snows like this there is sort of a "hush" or quietness in the woods. I love it.

 

 

It's like Mother Nature decided to frost the world

 

But first she put a layer of icing

;-)

 

6 comments:

  1. I've always heard you should use cotton thread with cotton fabric. Polyester is so much stronger and doesn't lint up the machines like cotton. I need to buy thread and am SO tempted to stop listening to the 'experts' on the cotton on cotton only theory.

    I (and my machines) like Signature cotton thread. It does not lint up the machines. Many others say it is bad thread to use. Many others say Aurifil is the best thread, but I find it DOES cause major lint in my machines.

    And for the record, I have a 13 year old Pfaff QuiltStyle, a Juki 98e and a couple older Singers. I've had the same results with all of them. They hate Aurifil! lol (YLI too...bad in my machines)

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  2. thanks for introducing me to another brand of thread,,, check out my thread collection on my blogpost, lapaylor.blogspot.com.
    The winter shots are gorgeous, and the girls! What glee! Did they take a while to melt once they came in? We have a standard poodle who becomes iceman.
    LeeAnna Paylor

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  3. Thanks for the inf about the thread. I am going to try some and see how it does in my machine. If it doesn't work I will donate it to the birthday table as my birthday is In January.

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  4. Sigma is a great value for the price! You may want to pick up a few nets for the cones as it tends to unravel faster than I sew...just sharing my experience with it...but it's good stuff! Lately I've been all about Glide thread...I really resisted it at first because it's kind of a "trendy" thread...but truly I love it. I use it in the long arm...and I prefer it in the long arm because the thread path is so LONG versus my sewing machine...and it is a bit more forgiving with thread build up.

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  5. I'm using Sigma thread and the funky lip on the bottom is causing my thread to catch on the cone bottom and break my needles. What's that little lip for and how can I cover it to prevent this from happening?

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  6. I'm using Sigma thread and the funky lip on the bottom is causing my thread to catch on the cone bottom and break my needles. What's that little lip for and how can I cover it to prevent this from happening?

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