I've been EPPing for a while now and the one area where I have always found frustration was with the thread. I tried a handful of *very* popular high-end threads with each one leading to disappointment. They knot, they shred, they snap, and they tangle. Time and time again I'd get frustrated with my project and put it away until I had the patience to deal with my thread issues again.
After searching for the *PERFECT* English Paper Piecing thread, with trials and experience, I can honestly say I have found it with Superior Threads' The Bottom Line thread. Honestly, I was expecting to be disappointed with this thread as I have been with the rest, but, since I have started using The Bottom Line thread I haven't had as much as a little snag or a hint of a tangle with my EPP projects!! I kid you not, I have turned friends onto this incredible thread and know that I am a fan for life! The Bottom Line is strong, durable, fine as silk and it does NOT knot, does NOT tangle, does NOT shred.
As you can see in the photos, this thread literally disappears into the fabric! With my finished block below, I dare you to find a stitch holding the blocks together that you can see! Obviously I'm a fan! On the finished project below, I used The Bottom Line thread for my entire EPP hexie flower pieces and to applique hexie flowers onto a linen mug rug, and again, perfection!
I hope you'll give this English paper piecing technique a try, I think you'll quite enjoy it! Don't forget to start with The Bottom Line thread to save yourself the frustration of looking for the perfect thread. I have already found it for you! ;)
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