Monday, March 22, 2010

Meet my New Best Friend

This is me relaxing on the couch last night with an almost finished quilt...should have been a long time ago, but we all know already that i procrastinate. I was all cozied up so that i could use my new favorite sewing notion. I found this on spring break at a quilt shop up north. Meet my new best friend, Thread Heaven.

I already loved hand binding my quilts but now i love it even more. Thread Heaven keeps your thread from tangling and knotting up when you are sewing. It is amazing and makes such a difference. Your thread also moves a lot more smoothly through the fabric. If you can find it at a local shop i highly, highly recommend it.

Natalia at Piece and Quilt was asking what everyone's favorite, must have, notion was today....and this is mine for sure.

***For me, sitting with a quilt in my lap and taking the time to do some hand sewing is a peaceful thing. Not all may agree but i love it...it is soothing. What is your peaceful moment, your real life moments? Go over to Deb's at Works in Progress and share what peaceful moment is for you.**
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16 comments:

Dolly said...

That quilt looks so cozy and warm !
I should get some of that stuff. I used to use beeswax, but haven't in a while and it drives me crazy to have a nice long thread in the needle and have it start tangling !

Can't wait to see ALL of THAT quilt !

Colleen said...

Is it something you run your thread through to make it smoother?

Purple Paisley Patch said...

The quilt looks great, I love the Wonderland fabrics. I've been trying to source them all so I can make a quilt, I just have to get the butterflies now.

I love Thread Heaven too, it's great for embroidery/stitchery, no more tangles and it pulls through the fabric so smoothly. It's probably one of my favourite notions.

Looking forward to seeing more photos of the Wonderland quilt.

Deb said...

I've never seen the thread heaven, but i love love love your wonderland fabric. Cosy!

amy said...

I love the fabrics in that quilt! Beautiful!

Emily said...

pretty quilt! i've never heard of thread heaven and will keep an eye out for it from now on. thanks for the tip!!

T.J. said...

Are you making that quilt for me? Seriously it's as if you consulted me before picking out my favorite fabrics! As for the gadget- what was that? Too busy looking at your amazing handiwork.

Anna said...

beautiful and thanks for the tip, I'll have to see if I can hunt it down. :)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Wow, I am ALL ABOUT making the hand binding easier! I'll have to look for one of those! :)

Lara said...

Love your quilt Leslie. Can't wait to see it finished! Lovely choice for your binding. That chai dot is my fav!!

amylouwho said...

I started using beeswax not too long ago and it makes a huge difference too! I'll have to check this out as well.

Love that wonderland fabric!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

What kind of thread do you use for sewing the bindings on? I have been using surfer's wax which helps a little, but will look for the Thread Heaven. It seems like cotton thread tangles so much.

angela said...

Cool! I've seen things like that but never heard how well they really work. I love hand binding, too. But not the tangles I often get! I'll have to see if my local shop has it and give it a try. Thanks!

Alisa said...

You do look peaceful and cozy! Can't wait to see your quilt all finished.

Sunshine said...

Mmmhm, Moda Wonderland, I love that line. I have 3 charmpacks and some yardage at home, but as always, I don't dare to cut into it cause then it's gone if I come up with an even better idea for how to use it!

I love hand-binding, as well, it's quiet, peaceful and I can get acquainted with the quilt :) The machine part usually involves some fighting with tension and seam allowances...

Cheers,
Christine

XUE said...

How funny!...I have these same fabrics & I'm in Tokyo. Those 2 types of floral & that brown dotty one.

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