There is this one spool of metallic thread that I just love. It is also the only spool of metallic that I have not been able to tame! I know all the tricks and I have tried all the suggestions and I just have not had success with this thread. And I have a machine that loves any other thread that I have used.
Because it is the perfect choice for my current project, I tried it again today. Too much breakage when I used it on the top…again!!
However, on this piece, I was able to quilt from the back and try that devil thread again!
Success–kind of! I didn’t get any breakage but the tension was not great. And I was afraid to mess with it too much, since it was mostly working. And it was definitely the right thread.
Here’s a detail of a mostly good part and a pretty good part….oops! There isn’t a really good part!
I’m going to use it as it came out. I am NOT going to rip out all that quilting again. However, I may throw away or give away the rest of that devil spool of thread. If it’s not sitting in my drawer, then I won’t see it and it will never again be the perfect thread for a project because it will be gone, gone, gone!
I think this piece is ready for some bling, but I’m also toying with a bit more paint over the surface. Paint people–what do you think?