Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Anna's Anxiety List Sept 22
Applique thread selection is one of my current anxieties. I've used YLI silk thread for years, and love the way it disappears into the turned edge on needle-turn projects. However, many of the shops which used to carry silk thread don't have it now. I suspect part of the problem is cost, as silk thread can be twice as expensive as cotton. Size 50 cotton thread works, but just doesn't have the strength of silk of the same weight. For hand-applique projects, I am investing so many hours that I want the materials be the best available. That's also why I hand-quilt applique projects. So, what is your experience with applique threads?