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WonderFil's Wonder Guard can be wrapped loosely around a spool of thread to keep it from unwinding and feeding smoothly while stitching

3 key tips for quilting with WonderFil’s Fabulux polyester threads

This week I'm looking at free motion quilting on a domestic machine with WonderFil's Konfetti, Tutti and Fabulux threads, and ...
Little bird pinned to the studio mini wall quilt. WonderFil Specialty Threads.

3 hand embroidery stitches add dazzle and charm to a mini quilt

Yesterday, we got cracking with appliqueing the flower pot and the English Paper Pieced (EPP) flowers onto the Studio Bird ...
Eleganza thread in almost every delicious color under the sun.

Eleganza thread adds sheen to wool appliqued table runner

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we talked about 3 great ways to use strip piecing in a quilt. I really love how ...
Triangles centered in corners

Sewing the Snowball Block – Part 2

Welcome back to the What's Good for the Gal is Good for the Guy quilt challenge. Yesterday, my plan was ...
Picking threads for the peony

Machine quilting with DecoBob Thread

Merry Christmas everyone! Christmas day at our house is a fairly low key event. Now that our boys are both ...
Tulip in the frame

Thread painting with DecoBob

Finishing up my Caran d’Ache Neocolor 2 Water Soluble Wax Pastels Tulip To paint my tulip, I traced the photo ...
Pre-filled bobbins of DecoBob from WonderFil

The many uses of DecoBob thread

Not just for the bobbin! Throughout many of my previous posts I’ve used DecoBob in the bobbin when I’ve been ...
Layering the quilt #1

Assembling the Christmas Tree Quilt

Doing things a little differently… Usually when I make applique quilts I do the center applique stitching first, add the ...
Decorative stitches using Spotlite thread

Working with Metallic Thread

Lucy’s tips As I said yesterday, I’m not an expert in working with metallic thread, so I asked Lucy Garvin ...
Christmas tube from WonderFil

The Case of the Unraveling Thread

Several solutions Ever since I posted last month about the case of the unraveling thread and my tangled mess of ...
Placing the applique shapes on the quilt top

Hip, hip hooray – it’s applique day!!

Now that we have our table runners all quilted, it's time to prepare our applique shapes so that we can ...
A tangled mess of Razzle and Dazzle

Stitch-outs with WonderFil threads

Razzle and Dazzle from WonderFil Threads As you can see, I still haven’t solved my unraveling problem! But it probably ...
Picking threads to match the Mirage

Learning about Mirage and Deco-Bob WonderFil threads

The WonderFil threads have arrivedThis week on QUILTsocial I’ll be blogging about more WonderFil threads – this time it’s Mirage ...
Binding a Quilt with a Herringbone Stitch!

Binding a Quilt with a Herringbone Stitch!

What to do with all of those magazines???  Variegated thread  + herringbone stitch = an 'out of the ordinary' finish ...
Correct placement of hands

Let’s get ready for some thread painting!

Getting prepared Yesterday we learned a bit about thread painting and previewed some fabrics to use with the Tutti and ...
The finished machine quilting sample book

Finishing Up Our Free Motion Quilting Sample Book

Bordering on amazing! Let's add a couple more quilting designs before finishing up our free motion quilting sample book. Almost ...