Thursday, November 17, 2011

surprise quilt

Hello Barbara,
I used about 5 layers of 100% polyester crystal sheers, in pinks, mauves, a pale green and gold. The metallic tape is from Gutterman's. You just thread it like normal thread using a metallic needle. I did have problems with it, it sheared with amazing regularity. I probably would have put more in if it hadn't been so difficult.
Lovely seeing all the quilts


  1. If I may suggest:
    Here's a web site that has been blogging about sewing with metalics and there is also Superior Threads that has a lot of good information too.

    There is way more than the links too.

  2. Thanks, Petra, for this explanation. And thanks to Follower Carol for her good pointers!