Thursday, September 03, 2009

How much thread?

I just ran out of quilting thread - dang it!

Does someone have a table for estimating how much quilting thread is needed for various size quilts, when quilting light, moderate or heavy?

(One gal I know, who quilts for show competition, put 30,000 yds in one quilt! OMGosh!)

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think there are too many variables! Imagine having to estimate the amount of thread that will be un-sewn! LOL! On my quilts that can be quite a lot.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your quilting looks wonderful. I am so impressed. Lovely work.

Lori in South Dakota said...

You are always one foot short at the end of the quilt!

Joyce said...

Sometimes I feel that the thread is the most expensive part of a quilt, esp if it's a scrap quilt.

Michele said...

I remember reading about that very subject on the Superior Threads blog a few months ago. NAYY.

http://superiorthreads.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-much-thread-does-it-take.html

Hope that helps.
-Michele

Elaine Adair said...

From Elaine Adair -- thanks Michele - that is exactly what I was looking for!

Now, the next thing we need is a little guage on the spool to indicate the approximate amount left! 8-)

aubirdwoman said...

roflo will not work Elaine... I have a little red light that starts to flash when I have only 3 yards left on the bobbin.

yes you guess it....... I always run out in the middle of a row.