New Threads

I posted a few days ago about an advertising piece for Presencia Thread featuring my hand quilting.

elizabeth star add

Yesterday this arrived at my door as a thank you.


3 cones of 40 weight, great for hand quilting, 3 of 50 weight, perfect for piecing, and a package of assorted perle size 8 and one of size 12, prefect for big stitch hand quilting.

I am already planning a whole cloth using all that colorful perle cotton.

And it is not at all traditional!    Here is the top marked with the basic design


I will post more about it when I get to work on it….don’t be scared…it is going to be cool 😉

I have been busy trying to organize in the last few days so not much new hand quilting to show, but here is the melon quilt (click pictures to enlarge)

It is finally warmer here….I think I need to get outside and do some spring cleaning in the garden!

Happy quilting


30 thoughts on “New Threads

  1. Jan Marriott says:

    but, but, but ……what about all those mouthwatering quilt top.s… in boxes. I hope you do not forget about them.

  2. Sara says:

    Wait a minute, when did you have time to draw up that quilt? Is Teddy the REAL artist behind your madness? 🙂

  3. averyclaire says:

    Wow…All those antique quilts! A lot of work, but a worthy project! And the thread gift…how wonderful..! You do marvelous work….so prolific!

  4. Helenanne Judisch says:

    That new piece is going to be stunning. The thank you gift of
    thread has a great future ahead of it in your talented and capable hands. Thank you once again for continuing to teach and inspire us all.

  5. Linda says:

    I am curious – what do you use for marking?

  6. Trista says:

    Nice gift/perk of all the threads! Tim, are you retired or do you hold down a job too? Also, how many hours a day do you hand quilt? Do your wrists ever hurt? I’ve been having some pain in my right wrist and I guess I’m overdoing it. Pats to Teddy!

  7. Janice Graziano says:

    This new whole cloth of yours is going to be a knock-out. Looking forward to seeing your “In progress” photos.

  8. glendajean says:

    Oh WOWWWW Tim that looks so so exciting, this is going to be a show stopper, just love all those curves, I can not wait for next week as I know you will be working on it all day LOL. Cheers Glenda Australia.

  9. Deb says:

    Nice surprise on the thread!😊I do hope you did some workouts though the winter months… Or you will have another surprise coming after working in the garden for several hrs!:)

  10. Gai Haines says:

    I use presencia #16 perle just for a bit less thread colour on some quilts. It is very nice to use, not hard on the hands like some perle thread.
    I’m impressed with your sorting out, you have inspired me.

  11. QuiltShopGal says:

    Sweet. Your quilting is lovely. Do you have a shop to recommend for Presencia thread? I also love hand quilting and have a couple of projects that I’d like to use a heavier thread, preferably Presencia. But I can’t find it locally.


  12. civilwarlady says:

    Thank you, again, Tim for featuring an introduction to a product I did not know about. I have already been on the Presencia website, and I did select a thread I have to try out. BTW: I can’t wait to see this quilt done. Abbey says hi to you and Teddy.

  13. Kristen says:

    Okay, okay, on behalf of Team Tim Latimer, I am appeased; by sending you the thread, Presencia has paid homage for your work gracing their packaging. The cover says they are Sponsor of the International Quilt Association Judged Show. What’s that about?

    • timquilts says:

      I am going to look into entering that one….I have forgotten when it is…..I know this year it overlaps with the aqs shows I have entered so It will need to be next year

  14. Pamela says:

    Cannot wait to see what you do with the wholecloth. I’ve been out in my flower beds cleaning up the debris left from last fall. I’ve been doing a little at a time on warm days, and just one more bed to go and it will be complete.

  15. Susie Q says:

    I envy you the energy to clean up the garden front in one day.

  16. […] I finished the Mackintosh Rose Quilt.   I started it April 11, here is the post about that […]


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s