Have been finishing up a runner, hand quilting it with variegated thread. I originally was working with a dark C & C brown thread, but it was so hidden in the background material that I ripped it out and went with a gold/ brown variegated. It has been a slow go because the thread itself seems more fragile than the solid types Iíve been working with. What ends up happening is the thread gets worn from where it rubs along the needle eye, eventually causing problems. I could either move the needle down occasionally, or use shorter lengths, which is what I ended up doing.
Has anyone else experienced this problem with thread, variegated or otherwise?