Sunday, May 1, 2016

Short Threads...

This morning I found myself falling back into an old habit and decided to whip my thoughts back into shape quickly! I found myself trying to start a new piece of Applique with a 5" thread. I would have to thread that needle again because 5" wasn't enough to finish the stitching on the pieces I have left to Applique.

How many of you sew to the last inch of thread and then struggle to tie that necessary knot?! It's a hard habit to break! But after a year of doing my best to move onto another piece of thread it's coming naturally now! What is it about threading a needle that makes us try to use every last bit of our thread? Or, is it the fear that we may run out of this particular thread? I rarely run out of a thread that I can't replace if it does run out. How about you? It is kind of fun to be able to buy a new spool after so long isn't it?! Haha!

I challenge you to make stitching a bit more pleasant and go ahead and waste those last few inches of thread! It's so much less stressful to work with a piece that's long enough: easy to hang onto a longer thread, easier to tie the knot. Go for it Ladies!

I have four more pieces left on this new design and then on to the quilting! The fabrics are a mix of several lovely collections from Moda. They blend so well together to give a perfectly scrappy look!

Two weeks until Quilt Market so the focus is on finishing prep THIS week so I am not so stressed. Wish me luck!!

Thanks for stopping in today and take care,






  1. LOL...I have found myself doing the same thing. Here's to longer length of threads. Hugs

  2. I have always used long threads and hate when my thread gets too short, so a little waste and rethreading is fine with me.


  3. I know what you mean. But, like you, I have been trying to let the little bits of thread go in the trash and move on to a larger piece. Why do we do that to ourselves?
    Oh--you are going to market in SLC? I am only 90 minutes away. Wish I could get in and meet all of the blog friends that will be there. : )

  4. Thank you Missie for reminding me to put a new thread into the needle. Definitely that habit sticks to me.

  5. I'm dying to see this quilt. Get a move on (just kidding). I just love your designs so it is hard to be patient.

  6. Of course I use every inch possible--I'm a frugal quilter--LOL!