Saturday I tagged along with a friend to a quilt shop looking for enough multicolored thread to quilt my king sized UFO trip around the world quilt. I asked how much thread she thought I'd need and she estimated about 2000 yds both top and bobbin. First of all, does this sound about right for a DSM?
They didn't have enough of any one thread to come close, but when I got home, I started pulling out all the multi colored threads that I thought would work mostly in shades of blue, pink and purple (all of which are matches to the quilt front and back). I've got 2 300 yd cones, 1 500 yd spool that looks partially used, 1 875 yd spool that looks mostly there, 3 different color 225 yd small spools. The back is a paisley print and the front had a good deal of solid colors. Can I get away with using this variety of colors? I was thinking about using the biggest spool for the center and then the next biggest more towards the edges to make it look less odd if the colors don't match so well.
And then there's also the quilting on my DSM. I've never tried cutting the batting in thirds, but can't really imagine shoving a king sized quilt thru the harp...any other suggestions?