This is one of my favorite threads to use to quilt my miniature quilts. It is YLI Silk thread and is a very fine thread. The spool has #100 on it so don’t know if that is the weight for sure but am guessing it is the weight as it is a very fine thread. It is 100% silk thread and machine stitches so nicely. I used a small 70 topstitch needle to stitch with this thread.
This sample has cotton batting but I don’t know what kind or brand as it was just a scrap. From now on I hope to label all those scraps but have quite a few small unidentified ones I am using for this project.
I love that I can quilt small motifs with this thread and not create bulk like heavier threads do. I used my Bernina 730 with the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator), Bottom Line thread by Superior Threads in my bobbin, Color number 241 for the silk thread and I didn’t have to adjust the tension or stitch length on this sample. If I were quilting a miniature I would shorten the stitch a bit to make it more inline with what a miniature should be.
Seems like these posts are getting shorter and shorter. I guess another thing I want to stress is when I have been quilting these pieces I do not rip even if the quilting turns out not so hot and wiggles all over the place. I want to try out these different designs and sometimes it is the first time I have tried them so the quilting lines don't always go where I want them to go or the lines don't flow. I don't want to spend the time ripping so everything stays as it is first stitched. Some designs I will try again and some just didn't work. I am planning on using these samples not only to see what the threads look like s they are quilted abut also as a recording of different quilt designs I can look through when I am quilting a new piece.