Metalic Thread

Yesterday I posted about a Christmas Quilt I am making with a vintage table-cloth.

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Even though it will be a quilt I plan to use it as a tablecloth.  I normally use a batting with a some thickness, but for a table-cloth I like a flatter batting.  In this case I am using Hobb’s Thermore.  Flatter is nicer for a table I find.

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I haven’t used this before and when I was basting the quilt I had my doubts about it….it has a much different feel than cotton or wool.

Now that I have started stitching I give it a thumbs up.  It is easy to stitch through and that is just what I needed for the thread I am using.

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This gold and black metallic thread will fray and shred pretty easily if you fight with it too much so a thin batting is a big help, as is a large eyed needle.  The thread has a lot of texture as well and the Thermore batting is better for that because  it is so well bonded. With a looser batting the threads coarseness would likely pull the fibers through and bring fuzz out to the top.

Here are a few pictures of the start of quilting

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I will be working on it more soon, but now I am going back to the red thread project

red perle #8

I am getting close to half way on this one.  The Hobb’s Tuscany silk batting is a dream to quilt.

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I have had several people ask to see the back….and it looks the same as the front but here it is

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Happy Quilting


12 thoughts on “Metalic Thread

  1. Sara says:


  2. Espirational says:

    I love to work with metallic thread! The gold looks perfect for this project.

  3. curiosity you use beeswax when hand quilting with metallic thread..I do

  4. Pat says:

    I am doing a piano runner quilting with black thread on black background. I am having a real problem with the batting pulling through and the resulting fuzz. Is there a way to prevent that? Also, is it possible to buy a black batting in case I ever do another black or navy quilt–which is likely. Thanks for your posts and tips.

    • timquilts says:

      Black is hard to deal with because of that fuzz…Hobbs does make a black batting that would be helpful for what you are doing. I am not sure how the black border on this one will behave when I get to it, but this type of batting should keep the fuzz down

  5. Rita Ferber says:

    OMG! Is the red all hand quilted!? That is remarkable! I have done a bit of hand quilting with ladies at my church but never have I seen that amount of saturation in a hand quilted piece. It looks amazing! I’m totally gobsmacked!


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