What thread is best for free motion quilting?
Catherine suggests using a lightweight fine thread when free motion quilting. She prefers a 50 weight cotton thread because it has enough strength that it won’t break while sewing and it’s easy to keep the right tension so your stitches are even.
What is free motion stitching?
Free-motion stitching is exactly as it sounds – you have the freedom to move the stitching anywhere you want – any direction. Page 1. Free-motion stitching is. exactly as it sounds – you have the freedom to move the stitching anywhere you want – any direction, any design, any pattern!
Why does my thread keep breaking when free motion quilting?
The most common reason why thread shreds, frays, or breaks at the needle is because the eye is too small to accommodate the thread, causing stress and friction, which results in shredding or breaking the top thread.
Is cotton or polyester thread better for quilting?
Cotton threads generally have a matte finish while polyester threads will have a bit of shine. Cotton threads will produce some lint while sewing, while polyester threads don’t produce lint. Cotton is great for piecing, while polyester is better used for quilting. Cotton will shrink, while polyester will not.
What kind of thread do you use for machine quilting?
For most quilting on a home machine, a 40-weight cotton thread is an excellent choice. Because the 40 weight cotton thread is heavier than the finer 50 weight cotton thread, quilting stitches will show up more easily on the quilt.