Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I'm only starting out, so I don't have a huge fabric stash to draw from. When you started out, did you buy fabric quilt by quilt, or did you buy fabrics you liked and then create quilts from what you had? There are so many wonderful things out there, but this can be a really expensive hobby!
I'd love to hear how others have built their stashes.
I thought about a thread discussion...I wasn't sure where I'd put it. A new group entirely probably wouldn't generate much interest. Anyway, King Tut was the first thread I ever bought from Superior. I used to believe I had to use cotton only, but after learning so much about thread my thoughts on the subject changed. Did you take a class taught by Bob Purcell? He's the owner of Superior.
You should go to http://www.superiorthreads.com/ and check out their amazing education section. They have so much information there it's mind boggling. They even have videos now. It's my favorite thread website. They have a section called "Try me Specials"...you get to choose how many of whatever kind of thread you want for an excellent, discounted price and they choose the colors. I did this when I was first collecting different threads. I didn't have anything, so the colors they sent didn't matter to me at the time. They send a nice selection.
start one. i don't have a large stash of threads. i like valdani...varigated for quilting and piecing. it is not carried around here so shop the web. i haven't used superior yet..but a friend does and swears by it. i don't do much machine quilting..i like hand quilting, esp since most of my quilts are small wall hanging or miniature. and that gets to another problem with this area...when my dh and i are driving toalllocal fab shops putting out flyers for our annual town quilt show...i look for thread. and can findnohand quilt thread at all. told my shop owners that no one uses it so they don't stock it! how sad is that?