Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The care and feeding of thread

Today I came across a great article about the care and feeding of thread.
 Here are some of the storage guidelines to help you care for your thread in the best possible way.

• Optimum temperature for thread storage is 68° F

•Humidity of the storage area should not exceed 65%

•Thread should not be stored in direct sunlight or near a direct heat source, as even colorfast thread can weaken under these conditions.

•Thread should be used in a timely manner, if stored for a long period of time, it can lose its strength. Very old thread should be discarded and replaced. Why not put them in a jar or bowl for a cute display.

•Natural fibers such as cotton, rayon, and linen will disintegrate more rapidly than synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic.

This information came from Superior threads and we carry and love their King Tut Quilting threads

King Tut is made of 100% extra long staple Egyptian  cotton. It is extremely low lint , give it a try your gonna like it. We use them for machine quilting and they come in several variegated colors.

We had a little bit of nasty weather today, but the good news is our UPS man delivered a fun box of new fabric.

Zen Chic designs fresh contemporary fabrics  for Moda and their latest collection is called Sphere.
It has several blues, white, yellow, periwinkle and teal colors . Lots of circles and words which are still hot.

These patterns also arrived that feature Zen Chic's new fabrics.
Love, love those triangles.

The precuts are also available. 

If you need some inspiration stop by and 
take a peak. 
Thanks for stopping by.

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