I'd pieced the Christmas Table Runner top, layered it with the batting and backing. The next thing to do was...
Quilt it. (Cue the crickets.)
Have you been there?
Are you there now?
I had an image in my mind of how I wanted to machine quilt my little table runner. But, I was stuck on which thread or threads to use.
As you can see, I used many colors to create the pattern and there are only a couple of places where the same colors touch.
I REALLY didn't want to use individual thread colors to match each area I would be quilting, because, well, I don't even want to think about how many starts and stops THAT would be!
I didn't want to try to find a "happy medium" color, because, well, look at it again. There really is no happy medium color! It would pretty much be too light or too dark on each of the fabrics. I didn't want the thread to show up at all! Just the quilting. Period!
That's when I remembered having this same predicament while working on the Baby Buzz Saw quilt in my post Monofilament Thread - It's Not So Scary.
Yep! That was the perfect solution! I couldn't be happier with the results!
I outlined the gingerbread men and hearts. Put some wavy lines in the red, sort of like ribbon candy. (Okay, use your imagination.) Quilted some Holly-ish designs in the green. And, just had fun in the other sections. All without changing my thread! Double YAY!
What do you think?
Have you tried monofilament thread?
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Today is a good day to try monofilament thread. It really is! 🙂
4 thoughts on “Tips And Tools Tuesday – Monofilament Thread To The Rescue!”
I agree! Every quilter should have a spool on hand for those invisible stitches. I don’t care for the pokey feel of the thread, but when you are in a pinch it works wonders:). Thanks for sharing the tip and your your beautiful runner!!❤️😊 —Tracy
I remember reading your blog using the monofilament thread earlier. Wish I had remembered it when I made a multi-color table runner for Christmas. ugh. It turned out pretty ok for my first machine quilt project. Will definately pick up a spool to have on hand
I use a Mono/Poly thread. It is very fine and the stitches are soft to the touch. I love the look.