Monday, March 19, 2012

Wonderfil Specialty Threads at The Lancaster Quilt Show

I just spent 4 days at the AQS quilt show in Lancaster, PA.  Wonderfil Specialty Threads asked me to demonstrate how to use some of their gorgeous threads.  I was to focus on their decorative threads, Razzle, Dazzle and Sizzle.

 They are 8 weight rayon threads that are not meant to be threaded through a sewing machine needle.  You can use them for bobbin work, couching or the way I use them - for handstitching.

My job was to demo couching.  I learned how to couch a few days before the show.  I went to Steve's Sewing Vacuum and Quilting in King of Prussia to buy a couching foot for my sewing machine and learn how to couch.  A wonderful woman named Gail helped me.  We must have spent an hour playing with all the different feet that could be used for couching and in the process, I learned how to couch. The possibilities were endless.  Basically you stitch down a decorative thread or threads with a zig zag stitch.

Couching with a couching foot
Green Dazzle thread couched with a green rayon thread called Mirage

Here I am with one of the owners, Fiona Fung.


  1. Dang! I was there Friday (great show) Sorry I missed you! Carrie

  2. I got a couching foot and love it, just need to play with it, some more.
    I love how it couches so neatly and hides the stitches so it is nice when i want to put down large threads or yarns without seeing an overstitch.


  3. I can so see you using that technique in your work!

  4. It was nice to see you and have a chance to chat at the show, Cheryl.

  5. Cheryl,
    You look so cute and happy behind your sewing machine! Your couching looks great too. Glad you had a good time demonstrating at the show!

  6. I wish I knew! I probably walked right past you!!!


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