(this picture has nothing to do with anything other than I want that donut)
To answer "thread" questions from the last post:
1. I use the large spool of serger thread mainly for quilting….NOT piecing. It won’t be the end of the world if you piece with it, but it’s not as trustworthy. Serger thread is finer, but also smoother than regular thread because it has to pass through so many guides on the serger. Which…to me is good for quilting..not so much for piecing. I like the thread to disappear into my quilts which brings me to:
2. Polyester vs. Cotton. I’ve used both…and I’ve been told by the quilting police MANY times to use cotton only but I still prefer polyester for quilting, and cotton for piecing. Cotton has a little bit more flexibility, and also will be more visible when you quilt with it. If you want cotton on a big spool you can find it here….that is what I use for piecing. Only because it’s suitable weight for sewing machines machine and I don’t trust serger thread in my bobbins. Basically it comes down to trying both of them for yourself and see what you prefer.
3. The tension of using a big spool on my machine in the thread holder was A-OK for me. But my machine also slightly adjusts the tension for me. It wasn’t a problem for me but if it is for you…you can try a stand that sits behind your machine and holds the thread. There are some good tips in the comments section of the last post if you need help on that.
4. As I said above…I don’t use serger thread in my bobbin. Again, its probably not the end of the world if you do…but I wouldn’t.
Hope that clears up some questions and sorry to have led you astray with photos of serger thread and no explanation! I was in the middle of quilting when I took the pictures. And the quilt turned out awesome by the way. I’ll show you soon, but for now I have a birthday cake to take out of the oven for my newborn baby that’s turning 1!