Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shirley's table runner

Shrirley brought me this neat Christmas table runner that she made in a class. It was already stuffed with batting (well, one layer) and completely enclosed, all ready for quilting.

Since there are so many gold swirls already in the fabrics, she chose a swirl pattern with gold metallic thread. The only gold metallic I had in the house was Coats & Clark (shudder!). I was a little wary of starting, thinking that I might have tension troubles with my George. I hadn't used metallic thread in the George yet.

Well I shouldn't have worried. I put the gold in the top and bobbin and fired up my test piece. Perfect tension right from the start. I didn't have to adjust anything from the previous thread. Made my day:) And it only broke once, when I got a little enthusiastic and cranked up the speed.

Thanks Shirley!


  1. metallic thread is scary to me. glad all went well for you.

  2. Yay! Glad you had no trouble w/ the metallic! Turned out very nice.