Modern Charm quilt
Happy mail = Happy day!
Friday’s delivery of the usual bills also included these four fine specimens….
Four new cones of Magnifico by Superior Threads!
|Four new cones of Magnifico by Superior Threads|
With the larger throat space of my Aunt Elna, I was finally able to try my hand at spiral quilting, and added a little interest with echo quilting thrown into the mix.
I was afraid that those bright Magnifico threads were going to be too much. That they would detract from the design. And that each little mistake would be so much more obvious.
But it isn’t until you see the back of the quilt, that you can even appreciate all those hours.
I am in love with them!
Aunt Elna and I are also tremendously pleased with the new needles we ordered. While piecing the thick seams of the Fox & Friends triangle quilt top, I noticed there were skipped stitches along those thicker areas where the points met. And I grew worried….
Was it Elna? If she could not handle those seams, how would she perform when quilting?
Along with the four cones of Magnifico, I also ordered a package of Superior’s Titanium-Coated Topstitch Needles in the recommended size. That’s another nice thing about Superior Threads…. They list the proper size needle recommended for each type of thread!
Here is a little information snippet from their Home Machine Needles page:
Because these titanium-coated needles have an ultra thin coat of titanium nitride, they will stay sharper longer and outlast any current Topstitch needle on the market.
The Topstitch needle has a large eye and deeper groove. It is often referred to as the Magic Needle and that it really does make a difference in your sewing experience.
They certainly did make a difference in my sewing experience! You know how you are supposed to change to a new needle after 8 hours of use? I quilted this entire quilt (3 days of quilting) using one Titanium Coated Topstitch Needle and never had a single incident. No bobbin issues, no thread breakage and not a single skipped stitch! I was sew relieved!!!
I invite you to take a look at the Superior Threads site. Do a little research into these needles for yourself.
Here is a fun little quiz for you….
- How many layers does a Superior Titanium-Coated Topstitch Needle contain?
- How much does it cost, per needle, to upgrade to a Superior Titanium-Coated Topstitch Needle from a standard chrome or nickel plated needle?
- What size needle is recommended for use with Magnifico thread?