Monday, February 13, 2012

Madeira Rayon thread

CLASSIC RAYON NO. 30, available in 714 yard spools and 3,300 yard cones A thicker viscose rayon which fills in quickly and reduces the stitch count and production time in large designs.
Advantages Of Madeira Classic Rayon Include:
  • Brilliant color with a silky luster
  • Smooth running and knot free
  • Available in 12, 30, 40 and 60 weights
  • Available in solid, shaded and multi-colors
  • Colorfast with high tensile strength
  • Maintains its soft "hand" even when the stitch count is high
  • Excellent washing and dry cleaning properties
This is the thread I like to use the most in my quilting. I came from a background of garment making and when you added top thread to a garment you wanted it to stand out. I have always felt that if I put that much time and effort into my quilting I want people to be able to see it, so I use a 30wt rayon.

It also comes in such yummy colors.
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Notice that I use scotch tape to keep my thread from spooling out all over the place. I have tried all kinds of things to keep it from unraveling and this works well for me. I do use my threads all the time so the tape doesn’t get gummy and each time I put it back I use a new piece of tape. Scotch tape is pretty inexpensive to have and use.

When I quilt with this thread I use a size 90 embroidery needle.
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I also don’t have this thread standing or laying down on or in my machine. I put it in a cup that sits behind my machine and then feed it up through the thread guide. Why you may ask do I do this? I started doing this a long time ago before my machine had a thread feeder and have gotten in the habit of doing this, I fine it lets the thread feed naturally and never puddles or tangles when I am quilting.
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I used the 30 weight thread to outline all the design elements in this quilt. I used the 30# to do the feathers and the detail on the Jack in the Pulpit.

3 comments:

Barb said...

I recently discovered the thread holder cup. I have a large cone in a cup to use with my machine, it doesn't have a large thread holder on it. Love the threads

Cornwoman said...

I am definitely going to have to try the 30 wt Madeira! My machine does not have a thread guide to feed it through, but I have on occasion taped a safety pin to the top edge of the machine and fed it through the end hole. I'd been considering doing it again, and using a cup is a good suggestion for holding it! Thanks!

Suztats said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for the thread info.

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