Most of you know I am new to this Quilting Board and I love it. You all have been very kind and welcoming and I thank you. I know this is a place I can get my questions answered and I have a couple.
First I've always been a hand quilter/hand embroiderer but due to some disabilities now find that if I want to keep quilting and making comforters I've got to go to a machine so I took the plunge and bought a small beginner model a Brother SE 240/350 they are both the same I understand except the 240 had an USB port. My question is what type of thread they recommend rayon for embroidery but that is super expensive, my main question is what size? It comes with three caps small, med & large not that I know what that means! Do I get embroidery thread in the regular spools that go on sewing machines or are they the large spools I see on the web? I'm so confused!
My second question I want to make this type of comforter/quilt that is in the picture I hope goes through but I have no idea what kind of fiberfill to us to make the "puffs" for lack of a better word. I've done Traputo (sp) before and thought maybe I could do that before I put the backing on as I would like the comforter/quilt to be super high lofted but very soft like the fiberfill that is satiny smooth that goes in some pillows. Does anyone have a suggestions?
Thanks for the help and I hope the picture comes through!
Okay so I'm dumb and cannot figure out how to attach a picture of the comforter so I'll try and describe it. It has a basic quilt pattern but seems to have what looks like 4x4 squares sewn all over it that enclose the fiberfill making it very puffy. And I have no clue how they do it. I found it in the J.C. Penny's comforter section page 8. I really like the comforter but don't know how they made the sections so puffy. Well, I know that doesn't describe it very well but if someone out there can figure out what I mean I would appreciate it! Thanks again-Vickie