Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Question to those who do Red Work, please.

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Chula Vista CA
    Posts
    3,268

    Question to those who do Red Work, please.

    What type/brand thread do you use? Do you use the standard 6 strand embroidery floss? Or do you use the heavier thread? Do you buy it on the skein or by the ball?

    Also, while I am asking, what fabric do you use?

    I keep looking at all the wonderful quilts, table runners, etc. and would love to do some.

    Thank you in advance for your response!

  2. #2
    Junior Member sew1096's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    287
    I love the Sulky blendables in 12 wt. the best but I have also used DMC floss with either 1 or 2 strands depending on the project.
    Shari

  3. #3
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,562
    i use DMC floss for redwork embroidery- the colors do not fade or bleed, and it is fairly easy to locate.
    as for fabric- it is up to you-i've done a couple redwork embroideries on bleached muslin- other's on a white on white quilting cotton.
    i also use a (foundation) a second layer of bleached muslin held behind the embroidery-and stitched through- this keeps any thread ends/carry overs from showing through. a lightweight stablizer will help with this also-but i just use muslin- it is easy to stitch through
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy
    Colleen's custom quilting; longarm services and custom quilt commissions.

  4. #4
    Senior Member donac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    Posts
    316
    I have been working with pearl cotton for the last coupleof months and like it. I don't know how safe it is to wash but I like the feel.

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    4,567
    I use the DMC floss. I like to use cream on cream or white on white cotton fabrics. This gives you more texture on your work and it does not look so flat. I use a light weight batting behind mine, and stitched through. (quilters Dream)Helps to hide those threads and knots that might otherwise show through.

  6. #6
    Member hybearn8er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Wheat Ridge, Colorado
    Posts
    94
    check out Bird brain designs,she sells floss,patterns and gives free designs

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    735
    I use DMC floss 2 or three strands depending on how thick I want it to look. I use white moda but I have also used a tiny print and it looks neat.

  8. #8
    Super Member willferg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern California, Sonoma Co.
    Posts
    1,943
    I use DMC floss and use two strands usually, although sometimes three. I just recently tried the perle cotton and I like 12 weight but have found that 8 seems much more common. I have also been using some silk rayon floss that is gorgeous, soft, and shiny. I found it above the other DMC floss, and I'm hooked on it!

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Here and there
    Posts
    1,528
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    What type/brand thread do you use? Do you use the standard 6 strand embroidery floss? Or do you use the heavier thread? Do you buy it on the skein or by the ball?

    Also, while I am asking, what fabric do you use?

    I keep looking at all the wonderful quilts, table runners, etc. and would love to do some.

    Thank you in advance for your response!
    I use top quality muslin, either bleached or unbleached and DMC floss. The great thing about DMC is that you can always match the colors exactly and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. froggyintexas

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Chula Vista CA
    Posts
    3,268
    Thank you all for your help. I hope to do some this year. I have a lot of projects in my head but wasn't sure what to buy.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.