Sew, Mama, Sew's "Show Us Your Stash ~ Thread!"

Sew, Mama, Sew! Wants to know about our Thread Stash.
My thread stash is dwindling…especially in the quilting and general sewing threads selection. I have used up so much. I haven’t shown pictures of all my threads. Many cones of serger thread are stored in a plastic bin. My excess machine embroidery thread is also tucked away. I love Guterman and Mettler threads for sewing…Madera, Gunold and Robison-Anton thread for machine embroidery. I am in process of testing out some other companies for quilting thread. Superior and Aurafil come to mind. I do have some Coats and Clark leftovers but rarely buy it.
As you can tell from my wonky organizing… I am in dire need of some thread racks! I also want to do a stock up shopping spree as soon as I am able.

Here are the Sew, Mama, Sew! Questions:

* How did you select colors for your personal thread collection?

For machine embroidery I bought large cones of each available color. For general sewing I will usually stock up 3 or 4 from the same color family

* Do you always match the color perfectly to your project?

I try to. Many times I focus on blending it.

* Do you ever use contrasting thread?

Oh Yes! Especially if I want the thread to play an artistic part in the project

* Do you use the same color in the bobbin as the upper thread?

If it is going to show or if I am picky about what the inside of a garment will look like, then yes. Otherwise I use a neutral color made special for bobbins

* What if a fabric has big areas of very different colors?

Then I lay several across the fabric and see which blends the best. I also love to use variegated.

* Do you have any tips or suggestions about choosing thread?

Never use thread that you don’t know the age of without testing its strength. If it breaks toss it in the trash. Keep a good supply of neutral colors.

* Can you show us a picture(s) of your thread collection?

Yup. They are in this post. The pictures are just a partial selection of my threads.

* Do you ever buy thread because you fall in love with the color (without a particular project in mind)?

Yes! I have been known to succumb to yummy colors

* Do you “invest” in thread?

I do … but as you can see I am overdue in my thread investing. Cha-Ching$$.

* What types of thread do you have? (elastic, quilting, all-purpose, wool, etc.)

All of the above and add in Silk, Heavy Duty Nylons {used for packs, tents and cycling / outdoor gear}, buttonhole…I’m sure there are others that slip my mind.


One thought on “Sew, Mama, Sew's "Show Us Your Stash ~ Thread!"

  1. avatarBridgette

    Hi Robyn! I also love thread, but not near as much as fabric. My collection continues to grow, and I just keeping on watching it! In fact, I was in such a hurry yesterday to add to it that I got a speeding ticket.

    Thank you for stopping by, lovely little place you have here:)


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