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7 crafty ways to embellish quilts with Razzle and Dazzle threads

 

Last week I received a package from WonderFil threads containing a bunch of beautifully colored Razzle and Dazzle threads! I’ve used these threads many times before, so I was very happy to add some new colors to my collection!

 

Packages of Razzle and Dazzle threads from WonderFil Specialty threads.
Packages of Razzle and Dazzle threads

 

I love how the Dazzle thread has one strand of metallic in with the rayon to give it a wonderful sparkle!

WonderFil Threads – Dazzle

Dazzle is an 8wt 6-ply rayon and metallic mix thread. Naturally bright lustre with a silky finish, it is good for crafts, crochet, knitting, and highlighting the details on dimensional stitches.

The Razzle thread is available in the same lovely colors but doesn’t have the metallic sparkle, so it’s great to use on projects in which you want a more subtle look.

 

WonderFil Threads – Razzle

Razzle is an 8wt 6-ply rayon thread from WonderFil Specialty Threads. It intensifies stitchery depth and textural effects, making it the natural choice for bobbin work, serging, couching, knitting, crochet, tassels, cording, fringes, bead work, thread painting, and hand work.

Ways to use the threads for embellishing quilts

1. In past QUILTsocial posts I’ve talked about Experimental embroidery with WonderFil threads and have used them for lots of different projects.

 

Wool applique and embroidery samples stitched with Razzle and Dazzle threads from WonderFil Specialty Threads.
Wool embroidery with Razzle and Dazzle threads

 

2. In my Stitch outs with WonderFil threads post I showed you how to use lighter weight threads to couch the Razzle and Dazzle threads to a project.

 

A stitch sampler of Razzle and Dazzle threads machine couched with Mirage threads from WonderFil Specialty Threads.
Razzle and Dazzle threads couched with Mirage threads.

 

3. You can use the threads for thread painting.

4. They work great for bead work.

5. You can also used them to make tassels too (which one of these days I’m definitely going to try!! Check out this fun video I found for making tassels with WonderFil’s Mirage thread. To make one with Razzle and Dazzle, you just wind around the cardboard 100 times instead of 200 times:

Accent – Tassels – YouTube

How to make tassels with WonderFil Specialty Threads. Visit our website! www.wonderfil.net

 

 

When I first started using these threads I was having trouble with them unwinding in my sewing kit and getting tangled. Once I started using WonderFil’s Wonder Guards to wrap them, I never had another tangled mess! They’re also great for loosely wrapping the threads when they’re on the spool of your sewing machine!

 

The unraveling Razzle and Dazzle threads are easily tamed by wrapping the spools with Wonder Guards.
Taming the thread with Wonder Guards

 

Lucky for me, I had enough Wonder Guards to wrap all of my new spools too!

 

There's no chance of the Razzle and Dazzle threads getting tangled up now that they are wrapped with Wonder Guards from WonderFil.
There’s no chance of getting tangled up now!

 

WonderFil Wonder Guard

Wrapping Wonder Guard™ snugly around your spools tidies loose threads and stops it from unwinding and tangling. It also keeps your thread clean and prevents it from drying out. This multi-purpose thread guard can also be attached loosely around spools of thread while in use on a machine for a consistent draw, helping to maintain beautifully even stitches with no fuss.

Since I’ve already done lots of hand embroidery, couching and bead work with the threads, this week I want to try something new! So I’m going to experiment with doing some:

6. bobbin work (which I’ve NEVER done before) and

7. punchneedle (which I do ALL the time using embroidery floss).

If my past experiments with Razzle and Dazzle are any indication, I’m sure that these threads will work beautifully, so join me tomorrow when I’ll show you how to get set up for bobbin work!

 

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: 8 essential steps for successful bobbin work

I have been designing and publishing quilt patterns for the last 16 years under the business name Fairfield Road Designs. My patterns range from fusible applique and piecing to felted wool applique and punchneedle. You can see all of patterns on my website www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com.

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