Welcome back for my last blog of the week. Over the last three days I demonstrated a few interesting ways to use the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler – 9⅞”x 12½”, such as cutting curved pieces of fabric that we learned yesterday. There are so many other ways to use this ruler and I wish I had more time to show you. However, I encourage you to use this ruler and have fun with it.
Today, we are going to look at two tools that help to manage loose threads: the Clover Soft Touch Thread Pic to remove those loose threads caught underneath your finished quilt, and UNIQUE creativ Fray Stop – 2 fl. oz to prevent threads from unraveling when you embroider.
Let’s get started with the Clover Soft Touch Thread Pic.
On a few too many occasions while quilting, I noticed that under the quilt top there’s a rogue piece of thread. In the past, I would fight with a flat pin to try to get it out, but now I use a thread pick.
For those of you who are worried that the Clover Soft Touch Thread Pic will leave a hole in the quilt, you have nothing to worry about as the shaft of the thread pick is finer than a sewing needle.
If you look at the above photo, you see that the thread pick has a very small hock at its tip. When you insert the Clover Soft Touch Thread Pic in the quilt top, it’s important that you do so close to where the rogue thread is located. You must slowly try to catch the thread with the thread pick. Don’t be surprised if it takes a few attempts to hock the thread and pull it out. You may also want to have a pair of tweezers ready to help when the thread is out far enough to grab and pull out.
Now that the rogue thread has been removed, it’s time to go on to another must have product, UNIQUE creativ Fray Stop – 2 fl. oz.
I’ve primarily used Fray Stop when doing embroidery work. It’s particularly useful when you cut the thread a little too close and you can tell that the thread, if pulled, will unravel and cause a lot of damage.
You only need to add a small drop and wait 15-30 seconds for it to dry. Once dry, it doesn’t leave a mark. But make sure to follow the product’s directions.
UNIQUE creativ Fray Stop can also be used where fabrics are starting to fray, or to prevent further wear after fraying.
My week of blogging is now over. Come back next week for a new creative quilting topic!!!
Have a fun weekend!