Crazy for Glitter: New Metallic Threads

Stephanie Novatski © 2006

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Okay! I admit it! I just love to add sparkle to my CQ blocks. I love doing this with beads, pieces of jewelry, rhinestones, sequins, and, of course, threads.

At a recent quilt show, I found a new source for threads. Creative Addiction has many different types of threads suitable for hand and machine work. Some can be used for bobbin work, or hand couching. Others are great off the spool or using several strands together. They range from cords similar to Kreinik cord, to mylars (couching silver) and very fine braids, iridescent twist trim and micro-mini metallic ric-rac. The colors are a feast for the eyes—silver, golds, pastels, brights, and variegated.

Below are some sample seam treatments I did with some of the cording and mylar threads. I used 2 to 3 strands. I found they stitched beautifully with no shredding or breakage.

The threads are packaged on a variety of spools based on the type of thread. I prefer this type of packaging because it prevents tangling and crimping.

Visit their site and browse their vast line.

Couching Silver multi dark rainbow 2 strands

Silver wrapped cord 2 strands

Silver wrapped cord 3 strands


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