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Glow in the dark thread fun

Old 05-29-2011, 02:05 PM
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I made a queen sized quilt and used glow in the dark thread to quilt it. I used some free style quilting and it turned out very nice. When the lights go out it really glows. I woke up every hour just to see it glow. I took a picture but it doesn't show up, I guess because of the flash. I got the thread at Joann's fabric store and it cost $5.99 for 100 yds.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:07 PM
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Sounds interesting....beautiful quilt....
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:07 PM
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What a cute idea.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:08 PM
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beautiful quilt. I'll bet I'd be like you, waking up just to see myquilt "glow" :)
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:11 PM
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It's a beautiful quilt!

My DH wouldn't like the glow in the dark thread, tho, 'cause he likes the room very dark when he sleeps. lol
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It's very beautiful.

To film the GID. You have to take a long exposure. You have to have the camera on a tripod, no flash and leave the shudder open for like 20 seconds so it absorbs all the light. Also helps to "charge" the quilt right before you hit the take picture button. I used a black light.

That's how I filmed the ones I did. And this is how they actually look in the dark.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:17 PM
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What a fun idea. I've never heard of glow in the dark thread before. I may have to get some and try it myself. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

And your quilt is lovely!
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:19 PM
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Did you machine quilt using the thread or is it the type you can only hand quilt with?
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:01 PM
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I guess I didn't know they made glow in the dark thread.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:03 PM
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Beautiful quilt, love your colors.
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