Free Motion Quilting Quick Tip-The Job of Threads

Rows of Roses, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

To be seen or to not to be seen?

That is the question!

Rows of Roses, FMQ, Lori KennedyIf you want your thread to be seen

Use a heavy weight thread (40wt, 30wt, 28 wt–for example) in any fiber.

Choose a color thread with high contrast.

Rows of Roses, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

If you want the thread to fade into the backgroundf and create texture only…

Choose a lighter weight thread (50wt, 60wt, 80wt, 100wt) in any fiber–and match the color as closely as possible.

Both of these motifs–The Messy Spiral Rose and Grid Pop can be found in Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3.

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YOUR local quilt store!

Create YOUR own whole cloth quilt with any two designs and two threads!

Happy Stitching!


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