Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thread Stash

I want to win some thread. You can enter to win some new Amy Butler & Kaffe Fassett Thread from Sew, Mama, Sew! Deadline: Thursday, July 15. So hurry up and do it! Or don't, and leave me with a larger chance of winning.

This giveaway has left me with an interesting option to post my thread stash on my blog, here, and answer some questions about my thread stash. Something I probably wouldn't have done otherwise. So, that's cool!

How did you select colors for your personal thread collection?
The colors in my stash are because I matched them with fabric for projects I've done in the past.

Do you always match the color perfectly to your project?
No, I do not always match the color perfectly to my project. I haven't bought any thread in a long while, as I want to use what I have, so I try to find a color from my stash that matches or looks fine with a current project.

Do you ever use contrasting thread?
I'm not really sure what this means. Perhaps it is asking, "Do you ever use white thread when using black fabric?" In that case, yes...see answer above.

Do you use the same color in the bobbin as the upper thread?
I try to use the same color in the bobbin as the upper thread, but as my stash is dwindling, I sometimes have a different color on the bobbin. Or if it's just a quick thing and the thread isn't even showing, due to laziness, I might just throw some thread on the machine, not really paying attention to the colors.

What if a fabric has big areas of very different colors?
I seem to have found that I typically can't go wrong on any project by using cream colored thread, or black.

Do you have any tips or suggestions about choosing thread?
I absolutely do not have tips or suggestions about choosing thread. I most likely need tips and suggestions more than giving them.

Can you show us a picture(s) of your thread collection?
Sure thing. Here is a picture of my thread "collection!" For hard core sewers and seamstresses, I bet my collection and storage sets with them in all the wrong ways. :) I would love for my husband to build me a neat little spool stand, but he's busy, and this works for me right now.

Do you ever buy thread because you fall in love with the color (without a particular project in mind)?
If my budget allowed, most likely. There was one time when I had some extra money, and I bought one of those color changing threads because I felt I couldn't live without it. It went a long way and I ended up making neat notebooks for my step-daughter's class with it. And using it for several other projects. It's all used up now. If I have any extra money on me these days...I purchase an iced chai...my momma impulses surpass any creative impulses.

Do you “invest” in thread?
I'm pretty sure  my pictures shows you that I don't "invest" in thread...no matter what "invest" means in this question.

What types of thread do you have? (elastic, quilting, all-purpose, wool, etc.)
I think it's made up of a bunch of nylon or polyester...those are the cheap ones, right? Elastic thread! That sounds awesome.

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