Thursday, January 5, 2012

Aurifil-ed my expectations!

Today Fedex brought a lovely bundle of thread goodness all the way from Italy.  I must send huge thank yous to Alex from Aurifil who was kind enough to send me all these lovely threads to play with and a gorgeous Aurifil colour card.  Be still my beating heart!

I cannot wait to try out the thread!  I have heard so many wonderful things about Aurifil and now I will be able to give it a whirl.  Stay posted!

I have several spools in each weight of thread so will be able to play in all sorts of ways.  The 50wt on the orange cone is apparently the one that quilters swear by for piecing and quilting and it apparently winds a very full bobbin because it is so fine and yet so strong.  Then the 40wt is great for machine quilting.  The 28 wt can be used for hand quilting or bolder quilting and the 12 wt is for heavier work.

The colour card is just one big chunk of thread eye candy.  Since none of the quilt shops around me carry Aurifil, this will come in very handy when ordering thread on the net!!!  Just so exciting!  What kind of thread do you use?????