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Superior Spotlight: Diane B

Posted: 24 March 2016 at 6 a.m.

Diane B is one of our wonderful customers.  Diane teaches classes at her local quilt shop, The Quilting Corner, in Tilton, NH.  We were so excited when she shared with us this quilt she made with one of our newest threads, Sew Sassy, and want to share it with you. 

Sew Sassy

Diane says, "I decided recently to try out the Sew Sassy thread. I used it in a little landscape. The Sew Sassy was perfect for adding small branches to my applique trees and for edge sewing the applique. I used a #100/16 needle on my Janome machine and used Bottom Line in the bobbin. Usually when I have a thicker thread I need to reduce the upper tension so I started out with it at a 1.0. I had a lot of top thread on the bottom so I gradually went up in tension. I was surprised that the best result seemed to be at 4 or even 5. When making the branches, I was happy with the thickness of the branches with just going up and back once.”

Diane offers a great tip.  When trying a new thread, we recommend dropping your tension and then slowly tightening until you see a balance in your stitches.  When stitching with Sew Sassy you may want to lengthen your stitch to enjoy the full power of the bold stitches this 12 wt thread offers.

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  • 1. Michelle (25 March 2016 at 5:47 a.m.)

    What a beautiful quilt! I went to the Quilting Corner website and was able to see many other quilts that Diane has completed. She is a very talented artist! I am going to sign up for one of her classes to tap her knowledge of threads and design!

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