1. Linda Froggie Quilter - September 23, 2010

    Great new thread! You keep coming up with more and more new things, I just love it. I am hooked on CT!
    ~HOpppy quilting~

  2. Karen - September 23, 2010

    Linda, congrats! You are our very first comment on our new blog!

  3. Linda Froggie Quilter - September 24, 2010

    Yeah, I am pretty yappy, aren’t I, Karen?

  4. Donna B - September 28, 2010

    I have a question about your new thread. I have heard in the past that we should use cotton thread with cotton fabric and am a big fan of your essential thread. Is it acceptable to use poly thread on the quilting part?

  5. Pam Nieman - September 29, 2010

    Which of your threads would I use in my new viking sapphire 835 machine? Is it the same as you use when using a long arm?

  6. Karen - September 29, 2010

    Hi Pam,
    I recommend you look at your Viking owners manual to see if it requires anything special. But normally, I’d use our Essential cotton thread for piecing and machine applique (for the blanket stitch), and the new EssentialPro for any machine quilting.

  7. Karen - September 29, 2010

    There are a couple of schools of thought on the topic of cotton vs poly. I was told many years ago NEVER use poly thread because it will wear through the cotton. Today when I google the same question I see very different answers. Today, anything goes, and it’s a matter of personal preference.
    Today’s poly threads are not the same as the 1970’s poly. Ours is much finer for one thing, has no sheen so it reflects like cotton, and if I try to break it with my hands, I can. I recall my highschool home ec class poly thread cutting my hands when I tried to break it.

  8. Melody Wilkinson - September 30, 2010

    I am new to your blog, But I really like the pineapple pin cushion

  9. france madore - September 30, 2010

    Do the sales and discounts apply to Canadian customers also?

  10. Karen - September 30, 2010

    France, yes! And we pay the duty fees before it crosses the border so the packages are delivered directly to your door. So you can enjoy the book sale and our new thread!
    There are a few items (large/bulky, etc) that we don’t ship to Canada, but they are marked on the website and in the catalog.

  11. Rebekah Miller - October 2, 2010

    I’d love to be able to get veragated quilting threads… big spools to use on quilts !!!

  12. wharcehex - December 8, 2013

    Can anyone advice me exercises decide to lose about 20 lbs ?
    I have to do it til the end of this year. Is is achievable ?

  13. wharcehex - December 9, 2013