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Playing with My WonderFil Threads

Stepping outside the box

Like most other quilters I tend to use the same type of threads over and over again for all of my projects. It’s safe. I know how they work in my machines and I know what to expect of the finished product. But once in awhile it’s nice to step outside the box and try something new. So, when Carla asked me to be this week’s guest blogger and to try out some of the different threads from WonderFil, I jumped at the chance! After days and days of waiting for the threads to arrive, the package was finally delivered!! When I opened the box, I was amazed at the different types and colours of threads that it contained. I was instantly excited to start playing with my WonderFil threads!

Opening up the box of WonderFil Threads
Opening up the box of WonderFil Threads

 

Checking out the WonderFil website

Since I had never used any of these threads before, I decided that the best way to start was to check out the WonderFil website. There I found their extensive selection of threads and descriptions of the different properties of the threads that I’d been sent.

Fruitti

The first thread I pulled out of the box was Fruitti – a variegated 12 wt thread. According to the WonderFil website these threads are great for quilting, longarming, top-stitching, decorative stitching and hand embroidery. I love variegated threads and can’t wait to try these out for machine quilting!

An assortment of Fruitti threads from WonderFil
An assortment of Fruitti threads from WonderFil

 

12 wt 100% Egyptian cotton, double gassed and mercerized. Fruitti is great for quilting, longarming, topstitching, decorative stitching, and hand embroidery. Available in 41 variegated colors in 437yd (400m) spools and 1000yd (914m) cones.

Spagetti

The other 12 wt thread in the box was Spagetti. This thread is the same weight as the Fruitti, but is all in solid colors. The website lists the same uses for this threads as for the Fruitti – quilting, longarming, top-stitching, decorative stitching and hand embroidery. Although I don’t usually quilt with solid color threads – the colors in the box are yummy and I definitely want to try them out!!

An assortment of Spagetti threads from WonderFil
An assortment of Spagetti threads from WonderFil

 

12 wt 100% Egyptian cotton, double gassed and mercerized. Spagetti is great for quilting, longarming, topstitching, decorative stitching, and sashiko. Available in 41 colors in 437yd (400m) and 1000yd (914m) cones.

Razzle

Next out of the box was Razzle an 8 wt rayon thread that the website says is fantastic for bobbinwork, couching, hand embroidery, decorative stitching, knitting and crocheting and decorative purposes. The weight is similar in size to a No.8 perle cotton so I’m already thinking about using it for wool applique and maybe some punchneedle!

An assortment of Razzle threads from Wonderfil
An assortment of Razzle threads from Wonderfil

 

8 wt – 100% rayon. Comparable to a no.8 perle cotton in size, this thread is fantastic for bobbinwork, couching, hand embroidery, decorative stitching, knitting and crocheting, and any decorative purpose. For couching thread use InvisaFil or DecoBob. Available in 46 colors in 250yd (228m) spools.

Dazzle

Last but not least was Dazzle – the same weight as the Razzle threads but with a strand of metallic along with the rayon. The uses listed are the same as for Razzle. The WonderFil website also has videos showing uses for both the Razzle  and Dazzle threads.

An assortment of Dazzle threads from WonderFil
An assortment of Dazzle threads from WonderFil

 

8 wt rayon with a strand of metallic. Comparable to a no.8 perle cotton in size, this thread is fantastic for bobbinwork, couching, hand embroidery, decorative stitching, knitting and crocheting, and any decorative purpose. For couching thread, use InvisaFil or DecoBob. Available in 34 colors in 200yd (182m) spools and 450yd (411m) cones.

Ready to start playing with my WonderFil Threads

Now that the box has finally arrived and I’ve done my homework on the specifics for the different threads, tomorrow I’ll try out the Razzle and Dazzle threads to do felted wool applique. I’m so happy that I’ve been given this opportunity and I’m ready to start playing with my new WonderFil threads  – can’t wait!

Christine

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.

1 Comment

  1. I love Wonderfil threads and use them a lot in my quilting. I have not played with them all and I am looking forward to seeing what you do with them Christine. Enjoy and have fun.

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