Red Threaders

The history of red and white quilts and redwork embroidery have been a passion of mine and others throughout our lives.

The graphic results are striking and rewarding.

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Favorite threads to use?

Started by birdie. Last reply by Diana R Annis Feb 8, 2014. 20 Replies

I love doing redwork (well all kinds of embroidery really)  I am just now starting to include it in my quilts.  I have several patterns waiting for me!  I would love to know what threads people use…Continue

Red & White Quilt Exhibit

Started by American Quilter's Society Feb 25, 2011. 0 Replies

Have you heard about the Red & White Quilt exhibit planned for NYC's Park Avenue Armory? This looks like a really wonderful exhibit to check out. …Continue

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Comment by Rosemary Willis on February 14, 2014 at 8:40pm

I am intrigued by redwork; am currently working on a sunbonnet sue pattern;  plan to incorporate it with alternate log cabin squares.  

Comment by Judy in lower Eastern Michigan on February 9, 2014 at 12:05am

Very cute. I did this pattern last year but instead of a table runner I framed it

and hung it on the wall. Fun pattern to do.

Comment by Diana R Annis on February 8, 2014 at 3:49pm

It's beautiful Luann!

Comment by Luann R Bruce on February 8, 2014 at 1:11pm

I finished my Snowman table runner. It is a Bird Brain Design.

Comment by Linda McClanahan on February 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

I appreciate the feedback on the thread being colorfast.  I have always had a fear that the thread would bleed.  I also appreciate the information from all of you about the stitches and especially about the warm and natural batting being used under the project.  It makes a lot of sense, just had never thought of it before.  Thanks for all information from each of you.

Comment by Irmgard Jacob on January 31, 2014 at 8:58am

Thanks for the tips, Judy.

Have a great weekend,


Comment by Judy in lower Eastern Michigan on January 30, 2014 at 11:06pm

Yes I do stitch thru the batting, doing this also stabelizescthe embroidery work and ithink it makes it stand out a little. I usevwarm and natural basicly because I use scraps from quilting projects but you can use what ever kind you want as long as it is not fluffy.

Comment by Irmgard Jacob on January 30, 2014 at 7:37pm

Thanks for your suggestions, Birdie.

Judy, this may sound like a dumb question, but do you stitch through the thin quilt backing when you do redwork?

Comment by QuiltShop Gal on January 30, 2014 at 7:14pm

I want to invite all the Red Threaders to participate in one or more events in the Year of Red/White Quilt Challenge that I'm hosting.  There are 3 different virtual quilt shows, a Design It! Challenge and a Make It! Challenge.  All forms of quilting and sizes, but they need to be red and white.

Monday starts the first virtual quilt show which is for any red/white quilt that was made prior to 2014.  

The more events you enter in the Year of Red/White Quilt Challenges the more chances you have to win sponsored prizes.

Comment by Judy in lower Eastern Michigan on January 30, 2014 at 3:15pm

I think small stitches are prettier and lay so much nicer. I put a piece of light weight quilt batting behind my piece so I don't need to worry about threads showing thru. I took a Brazilian embroidert class and this was one of the things the instructor suggested to do. It also prevents the knots from showing thru.


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