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Thread: Looking for a gold thread for hand quilting

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    Super Member mommafank's Avatar
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    Smile Looking for a gold thread for hand quilting

    I am looking for a quality "hand quilting suitable" shiny gold thread to use on a bedrunner I am making for my 8 year old DGD. I initially purchased Sulky hologlimmer but it breaks easily.
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    I don't know if there is a metallic thread suitable for hand quilting. You can try to work with the metallics offered for machine quilters by using short lengths and a thread conditioner like Thread Heaven to help reduce breakage. This worked for me on the one project where I used metallic thread - I also made sure that I didn't let the thread fray in the needle eye by moving it after every stitch.

    I did try an experiment with the Sulky hologlimmer, using the back stitch shown in the videos on this site: http://www.jacquieharvey.co.uk/

    Jacquie Harvey's work is beautiful, and it worked really well with the thread - with the back stitch more of the stitch is visible so the piece glimmered.

    I hope this helps.

    Janet

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    Use one strand of DMC specialty floss. There are great shinny gold colors to choose from.
    Got fabric?

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    ah, DMC floss might be the anwser. i have used rayon by machine and love that. good luck.

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    I also was thinking one strand of DMC embroidery floss. Guess great minds think alike!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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