April – Hanging by a Thread

For this month, we learned about threads, tension and needles.  A few board members were given assignments from a Video from Superior Threads entitled “Thread Therapy with Dr. Bob.”  It was really interesting and everyone learned a lot.

Thread Therapy with Dr. Bob Seminar DVD

  • Nancy covered “Cotton verses Polyester”.
    • It is a myth that you must quilt with only cotton.
  • Geri explained “Staples and Egyptian cotton”
    • Not all Egyptian cottons are grown in Egypt
  • Diana told us all about “Needles”.
    • The professional use Titanium tipped needles for longer use.
    • Choose the needle by what thread you are using.
  • Vanisha explained “Tension Disks”.
    • Your machine does not automatically “know” what thread you are using.
    • It is okay to tighten or loosen your upper thread tension.
  • Marcie talked about correct “Tension”.
    • If the underside of your stitch is loose – tighten the top tension.
    • If the underside of your stitch puckers – loosen the top tension.
  • MeLinda talked about “Shelf Life”.
    • The threads that are made today will live for hundreds of years.
    • If you hear a popping noise when pulling apart a thread – it’s still good.

 

 

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