I have loved Kreinik threads for years, using them as outlines on my smaller animal pieces and recommending them in classes to use with beads on embroidered pieces. Recently I was approached by a representative for the company and asked if I was interested in playing with some of their product. Of course I jumped at the opportunity and said yes. :)
Last week this wonderful goody box of threads arrived at my door:
And a color card of everything that is available. I am also excited to try those iron on threads you can see in the middle there. I can see using them to outline forms like I did with the bias tape on Safe Harbor.
They included some smaller samples of their trims, including some colors in the facets and chenille thread. I can see using them to make some Christmas ornaments or cards, and maybe another elephant or two. Won’t they make a gorgeous blanket on them?
I noticed a little bundle of what appeared to be threads inside each cone of the machine thread. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were the net thread bras. How convenient!
Then, because I already had a piece in process, I decided to give it a try on this piece. “Too Coy”, based on the painting I did for the Shoe Show at Ten Women Gallery.
I used the ZTCO Fine Twist Copper thread to grid quilt. Here you can see how sparkly it is. I was really pleased with how well the thread worked with my Pfaff 2054. I made sure to put in a new Metallica needle size 80, and adjusted the tension to 1.5. I set the stitch length to 3.0 to maximize the glimmer of the thread line and sewed. Smooth as buttah!
Next up, freemotion quilting with the metallized gimp thread and the fashion twist thread.