Susan  Cleveland
Project

Big Thread Quilting

You Can Make This

Susan Cleveland made Big Thread Quilting with:

Creative Quilting: Alternatives to Free Motion

Online Class

Creative Quilting: Alternatives to Free Motion

with Susan Cleveland

Q&A with Susan Cleveland

daisyduke asked:
What weight thread do use for this type of quilting?
Susan Cleveland answered:
I'm sorry for the delay with answering this question! I only now found it. Yikes! I ditch quilted first with Wonderfil Invisafil in black and the decorative quilting is YLI 1000 denier silk (with regular cotton thread in the bobbin). You can get this look with a thread that's easier to find and easier to use: Wonderfil Spagetti 12wt cotton thread. Spagetti is available at some quilt shops and on my website PiecesBeWithYou . I hope that's helpful! You'll love stitching with big threads!!!
lorraine.cooper1960 asked:
Hi Susan congratulations on such a stunning piece. Truly beautiful. Do you mind if I asked what fabrics you used and your final quilting thread? I honestly haven't seen a piece made by a "student" that looks so very professional. Have a wonderful holiday season. Kind regards Lorraine
Susan Cleveland answered:
Unfortunately this printed fabric is no longer available. It's by Bold Over Batiks and they stopped producing fabric a few years ago. You might get lucky and find some online. It's truly beautiful fabric made by artists in Malaysia (sp?). I ditch quilted first with Wonderfil Invisafil in black and the decorative quilting is YLI 1000 denier silk (with regular cotton thread in the bobbin). You can get this look with a thread that's easier to find and easier to use: Wonderfil Spagetti 12wt cotton thread. Spagetti is available at some quilt shops and on my website PiecesBeWithYou . I hope that's helpful! You'll love stitching with big threads!!! The professional look you see is really created by slowing down and taking ones time with a piece. I also press every step of the way to get everything smoothed out. I believe I mention pressing quite a bit in the class. It's very important!!! Good luck!
lorraine.cooper1960 asked:
Oh Lordy I di it again, you are the tutor lol! I am not stupid, although t times I find it debatable, I am learning to live with increasing visual impairment. I am blind in one eye and only have central vision in the other. But I won't stop sewing, I make templates for my machine so,I know I am straight, I have my seam allowances etc on the machine in permanent pen! I still would like to know the fabric. I am starting your class soon. 😀
Susan Cleveland answered:
I'm really sorry for this delay! I only now found these questions on the project page. Feel free to email me at Susan.QuiltOn@gmail.com in the future! Unfortunately this printed fabric is no longer available. It's by Bold Over Batiks and they stopped producing fabric a few years ago. You might get lucky and find some online.