You can do the actual quilting process by machine or by hand. If you choose to do handwork the type of thread you choose to use will dictate the approach you will take to the process. One method that is not used very often but gives a very nice look to the piece is to use embroidery floss for the thread.
How do you make a quilt with embroidery thread?
Can you use embroidery floss?
- Use a strand about 18 inches long. …
- Move the needle down the thread as you stitch so that you don’t wear a weak spot into the strand.
- Use a thread conditioner like Thread Heaven to keep the strand from tangling as you quilt.
Do you need a hoop to hand quilt?
Hand quilting without a hoop doesn’t need so many materials. Just like the professionals did in the olden days, without a stellar supply of expensive tools, you too can produce beautiful art with just a few supplies.
What is the best yarn to tie a quilt with?
If you are going to tie a quilt that will be used and washed frequently, I would recommend using wool yarn. It’s a bit more expensive and harder to come by. However, the great thing about wool yard is that unlike acrylic yarn, the knots get tighter the more you use and wash the quilt.
What color thread should I quilt with?
Choose thread colors that will match or blend with fabrics in your quilt. If using dark fabrics, a dark gray would be a good choice. If using light fabrics, off-white blends well. When making scrap quilts of many colored fabrics, choose a neutral thread, such as medium gray.