So I was thinking that we might talk a bit today about one of my favorite threads. This popped into my head as I was reaching for a cone of Superior Thread's Rainbows to set up the longarm as I got started on another customer quilt.
"Ugly Quilt -charity quilting
I don't talk a lot about my longarming and I guess I should. As you may know I own an Avante 18 made by HandiQuilter and I LOVE it. There are a lot of machines on the market but the Avante was the right machine for me. Proved even further by getting the privilege of being part of this year's ad campaign with a wonderful group of other women and one great guy! I have never regretted my choice of machines for even a moment and concentrate on expressive freestyle quilting to complement the quilts I get in and those I make for myself and family. Flying in the face of the modern quilting movements love of straight lines I live for the swirls, open feathers and flame work that is possible on these wonderful machines.
While my machine can use any quality thread under the sun it runs best with Rainbows. And while not right for each quilt it is perfect for the batik I loaded up tonight; the sheen and color pacing of Rainbows is really going to bring fire and light to this project.
Last year I did a tree skirt in deep charcoal gray fabric with a pink and green and orange variegated Rainbows for the quilting and it fairly twinkled under the tree with the refraction of the tree lights on the thread.. just beautiful!
For those who might want to try Rainbows here is the skinny- Rainbows is 40 wt. high-sheen premium trilobal polyester thread with a one-inch color change interval. For embroidery and quilting., It comes in something like 60ish colors and comes on cones ( my choice) and spools ( better for the non-long armer)...
..... To pass on my love for this thread I have a 500 yard spool of Rainbows to give away! It is the divine color of Gypsy Rainbows and can be yours by leaving a comment telling me about your favorite thread! ( quilting or sewing) I will draw for a winner on Friday!
p.s. - This is a NON-sponsored post.. I just like to share my favorite products with you.. so you can rest assured that I really do love this stuff so if you don't want to sign up for the giveaway I would be thrilled to keep this spool to go along with the sister spool I bought yesterday :)