Saturday, July 25, 2015

Quilting with Aurifil

For years I have quilted my small quilts with Aurifil 50 weight thread. It just seemed so easy to use the same weight for everything. Then I was making a secret project that I wanted the quilting to make a statement and felt like I failed.

 


Example 1: Quilted with 50 weight

While on vacation I picked up a spool of Aurifil 40 weight to try for quilting and I really noticed a difference using the thicker thread.

 


Example 2: Quilted with 40 weight

In example 1 - the quilting looks kind of flat and in example 2 - I think the quilting is more defined and stands out!

For me it will be Aurifil 50wt for piecing and Aurifil 40wt for quilting!

Tell me do you see the difference?

A whole new collection of Aurifil colors! I can never get enough Aurifil! I think I will be more satisfied with my quilting from now on.

What a difference a heavier weight thread can make!

I am going to end the Vacation Giveaway on Tuesday. Please enter if you haven't already!

Thank you for being you! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

-Create and be Unique - Lisa

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the hint, and the link to the giveaway. I have just purchsed my first aurifil as I had to drive quite a way to get it. I'm not sure the 40wt is available in NZ, but an internet order will solve that problem!

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  2. Aurifil is the best thread ever, and there is certainly a difference between the quiltning using 40 or 50wt thread. I haven't used 40wt but I will try that the next time I shall machinequilt now that I have seen the difference is makes.

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  3. The photos of the difference are not coming through for me, but I enjoy quilting with different thread weights for different projects. Aurifil 50 wt is my favorite, but the shiny embroidery threads are great in some instances too.

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  4. Neat Patriotic Quilt with red quilting!

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