Why do I feel bad about using invisible thread? Seems it is frowned upon by many, many quilters. I think a lot of quilters have a hard time with it and do not like it for that reason. I have been using it for years and love using it. I do know not to use it in a baby quilt due to the dangers of it wrapping around a small finger or toe. I use YLI's nylon invisible thread. It is what is is used by the famous machine heirloom quilter Harriet Hargrave.
- Along the block diagonals one way
- Along the diagonals the other way
- In between the diagonals once way
- In between the diagonal the other way
I decided rather than turning the quilt a billion times to hop over the black shapes and quilt along straight lines next to the tape. This is easier. Still a section takes a while to complete. At least my neck is not hurting today.
Of course I am having second thoughts about how I am quilting it and using invisible thread once again. Although I try to tell myself that this is such a strong design that it does not matter how I quilt it as long as it does not distract from the design. But then I am the queen of second guessing....
I have been having this thread discussion with my friend Sheila aka Idaho Beauty. In fact she wrote about this in her blog today.
What do you think about invisible thread? Is it a cop out?
So now the question is whether to quilt the black sections with black tread or smoke colored invisible thread...another decision... I am beginning to think my thread choice is based on my mood for the day.
Thanks for reading. Back to listening to Copland's Appalachian Spring while quilting.