Quilting threads

I finally had a little time to try out some of the quilting thread I have recently acquired.  
The cross on the left is made with Perfect Quilter thread #085 Sunrays; the cross on the right is made with King Tut thread #922 Harem.  The crosses are similar but not quite the same – the Sunrays cross has slightly longer arms.  But the King Tut is definitely a bit smaller than the Perfect Quilter.  Both tatted very nicely but I like the Perfect Quilter better.  I made a mistake in both crosses and had to open a couple of rings in each.  The King Tut thread broke while trying to open the rings but I was able to open the rings of the Perfect Quilter without breaking it.  I also had to work with both threads while there was plenty of light because of the size of the threads.  Not surprising but it does limit when I can work with them. And probably what patterns I would try with them.  
I’m happy enough with both brands that I do plan on finding places to use them. I still have several colors that I haven’t worked with yet but still want to try out.
This has been a great experiment.

A couple of weeks ago I showed an edging I was working on.  I actually made two edgings to go on a garter for my niece who was married last Saturday.  (I got it done in time!)  If I had found Gina’s garter pattern before I started I would have used it instead, but I found it only after I’d started and had a plan.  I did use part of her idea for joining the top and bottom, but not quite like she did.  The reason the top and the bottom are not the same is because I ran out of time and had to come up with something a bit simpler.  I think it came out pretty well anyway.  The bride liked it πŸ™‚
“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.”
Charles Eames
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7 thoughts on “Quilting threads”

  1. The garter edging is PERFECT! I love the hearts! And the two patterns very much 'go together'! No wonder the bride loved it! You might find yourself swamped with orders for more garters!

    I'm amazed that so many tatters are using quilting thread, which I assume is equivalent to size 80. I love seeing the projects, but size 80 is not my cup of tea! I like the proportions of the pink cross. I still can't get over how many projects you work on – and finish! .

  2. Love the garter came out so nice! and I wonder if the king tut thread is equivalent to a size 100 and the perfect quilter is 80, I know what you mean about working with that size it's so tiny that I feel, only a tried and true pattern will work for me, so my eyes don't have to see to pick out mistakes!

  3. Prettiest garter I have ever seen. Now I wish I was getting married. (hee, hee) Looks like Kathy Nicklewicz was right!

    Since I have a ball of size 100 thread to compare against, I can confirm that WPI (wraps per inch) for King Tut thread matches size 100.

    Perfect Quilter has more WPI than size 80 Lizbeth but less than size 100 thread. So it seems to be in between sizes. But that could also be an issue of different plies. Pretty sure Perfect Quilter is not a 6-ply cotton.

    (Don't know why I didn't think to check these details before now.) Thanks Madtatter80 for wondering!

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