Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday - Thread Chicken

Welcome to another installment of Wonderful Wednesday!!  It's been a while, but today I have some exciting news to share...

Bluff Quilt in Brown was loaded on the frame and ready to quilt.


I chose thread and began quilting:

I wasn't sure how much thread it would take, nor was I versed in the fine art of estimating how far the end of a thread cone will go.  I figured that I would find out soon enough!!  (fingers crossed)

In essence, I played a game of "Thread Chicken."  This is the LAST corner of the quilt:

That was AFTER missing one section of side basting AND opting to pin the final roll of the quilt top!!

Care to venture a guess as to how much thread remained???

Not much!  Have a look for yourself:

Only the length of the thread path!!!  Yep!!  From the needle to the cone holder.  YIKES!!!  That was TOO close for comfort!!

Note:  The Baptist Fan template board was used on this quilt and ate less than ONE prewound bobbin for the whole thing.

Until next time...
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  1. Oh, my heavens! That is too close for comfort! I've had that happen so many times with yarn and crochet thread, but so far not with sewing... But just ask me how many times I've run out of bobbin thread without knowing it...

  2. Wow, talk about a photo finish! Another two inches and you would have been toast :)

  3. Wow! That was a little too close for comfort. I love that quilting design.

  4. Isn't that amazing that you had just enough? It looks like a great finish!

  5. It may be too close for comfort, but it's ultimately just perfect!


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