The hexagon quilt is finally finished, washed and on its owners bed. Yippeee! I know you have seen this hexie one before (it’s been a work-in-progress with the binding for awhile). But, I am so happy with the way it turned out.
And I have a binding tip that maybe some of you already know (and you should have told me a long time ago)….but INVISIBLE THREAD is the bomb dot com (okay I never say that so I have no idea why I just wrote it). But, it really is.
I found this trick out when I was sewing the baby coin quilt and didn’t have the right color thread to match the coral color for hand-stitch the binding. So, I made a quick trip to a big-box store that had thread and of course, they didn’t have the right color either. But, they did have invisible thread…..and it worked like a charm.
I really am amazed at how little of the stitching you can see (only a sew-er would be amazed about that). But it’s true. I compared it to another quilt where I thought I was using perfectly matched thread….and I can still see a bit of the ladder stitches. With the invisible thread……nada.zip.zero.
YAY for invisible thread, YAY for Friday…and thanks again for all your nice comments about the Vintage Sundress Pattern. You are all the nicest…..
Have a wonderful weekend!
I have only used invisible thread once, and that was to sew a lining in a crocheted purse I made for my sister. I can safely say that although it worked beautifully (you really can’t see the stitches) it was totally horrible to work with (at least in my opinion). I found it to be very trying since it was indeed so hard to see and the ends where I had to knot it were a bit pokey if I didn’t get them knotted and sewn in properly.
I plan on doing all my machine applique with invisible thread 🙂 It is, indeed, the bomb dot com 😉
I’ve never tried invisible thread, but it does sound interesting. I’m going to have to experiment with it. =)
Wow!! You have been on a bit of a quilting roll. I really like Madrona Road but the fabric you have added in really makes it awesome!!! I like her next line coming out too. Have a fun weekend!
That’s a great idea! I’m using this Madrona road for a little hexi quilt myself! Was just working on it today! Yours is beautiful!
What size hexagons are these?