Recently I've been working on the quilting for my Diamond Jubilee jelly roll race quilt. After having under estimated the amount of blue thread I would need to quilt the interior lines, it got pretty nail-biting when I realised I was nearly out of red thread for the border and I still had about half of the last border to quilt - eek! Luckily, I found a bobbin of the same thread from my Elna that I used as top thread once the spool ran out, and then I got to play the ever so fun game of divide the itty-bitty bit of thread between two bobbins to make it stretch. I just managed to squeak out that last border but this is literally what I had remaining for thread by the end:
Crisis adverted, all of the outer borders were done using tissue paper stencils I made myself. Then on to tearing off the paper (it wasn't that bad - much less stressful than trying to make thread last).
Now I'm in the process of burying threads, which I normal loathe doing. However, in an attempt to make the process less awful, I did a quick search on YouTube (have I mentioned how much I love YouTube?) and found this awesome method for burying threads:
I love this method so much, since you don't need to thread the needle every time you bury a set of threads - sooo much simplier and faster! Won't be long now and I can add the binding.
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