Category Archives: Thread

Towerhouse Quilts Fabric & Thread Giveaway

Fabric for Sale It’s Fabric Friday!

Here is another opportunity to win some quilting goodies. This fabric comes from Blank Quilting and is perfect for those Fall sewing projects. Perhaps you might make a quick table runner, or some napkins. So one yard should do it, right?

And because it’s just fun to give stuff away, I’m also including a spool of Superior Threads very colorful BRYTE thread by Caryl Bryer Fallert. It is a #30/3 polyester thread and would be good for any number of crafty projects. Brytes ThreadI’ve used it to edge my fabric postcards and it has such a wonderful sheen to it.

Enter my Rafflecopter giveaway before July 30, 2014 for a chance to win! Good luck!

Happy Quilting!

Orange Slice

Another fun and colorful quilt made by Joyce W. Very modern and vibrant. The pattern is called, “Clarkson Crossing” by Julie Labauve and Tammy Silvers for Outside the Line Designs. I used a new thread color called Star Gold and it really looked great on both the gray and orange fabrics. And because I was inspired by the orange nature of this quilt, I created a new quilting pattern I’m calling Orange Slice. I combined the topographic pattern (Sheila Sinclair Snyder introduced me to this one!) with some sliced oranges every now and then. Yes, my brain works in mysterious ways.

Happy quilting!

Today’s Threads

King Tut Threads from Superior Threads used by Towerhouse Quilts

This just in from Superior Thread Company:

“Due to higher grades of raw material and advanced processing technology, a top quality thread today will last much longer than thread which was made 30 or 40 years ago.  Even the best quality cotton thread of a generation ago did not have processing techniques available to us today and it would probably be best to avoid using them. A top quality cotton thread (extra-long staple Egyptian-grown cotton, mercerized and gassed) manufactured today will probably be fine to use 50 or even 80 years from now.  As for polyester thread, the color may fade over the years with exposure to sunlight but a quality polyester will last a lot longer than we will.”

No, I don’t get a commission from Superior Threads! I just like to spread the word about good quality products that I find and use. And this is one of them. They have a lot of variety of thread, so check out all their quilting threads on their website. Good people, good threads!

Happy Quilting!