The idea for these sets came about when working on my latest collection. Instead is very palette-focused, and I found myself using predominantly dark threads for not just the visible stuff, but also for the piecing. That got me thinking about how handy (and beautiful) it would be to put together a couple of thread sets that speak to a color palette in a well-rounded and useful way.
Both collections are loaded up with a mix of 50wt, 80wt and 12wt cotton threads from Aurifil–a useful mix for many things.
I thought long and hard about what would be most useful in a set like this, and I decided that having 2 light shades of 50wt, 3 shades of 80wt and 5 shades of 12wt could give you some great possibilities.
50wt is what I like to use for machine or hand piecing, machine quilting and hand basting. Since it’s not always seen, I selected what I think are the handiest options in light and dark ranges. The light mix has a white and my favorite light gray. The dark mix has black and my favorite dark gray.
80wt is my must-have thread for hand appliqué. The fineness of it just disappears into your project. It generally features a slightly more prominent role than the 50wt, and so each set has 3 colors included. The light mix features white, light gray and a light yellow.
The dark mix includes black, dark gray and navy.
With the 12wt thread being so great for big stitch hand quilting, there are 5 spools in each set. That gives you some creative options! Whether you’re going for a highly contrasting color or you’re wanting to match things up, the threads that you quilt with can be a wonderful detail full of texture and color.
The light set includes pale shades of melon, peach, lilac, blue and mint.
The dark set includes deep tones of hunter green, denim blue, navy blue, plum and spice.
These threads are fun, because light threads don’t only have to be for light projects, and dark threads don’t only have to be for dark projects. Mix it up!
Both of the new sets are in the shop, and I was also able to restock some of my previous collections that are now discontinued. You can grab them while there are some left!
Check out Carolyn Friedlander Light Mix thread set for Aurifil.
Check out Carolyn Friedlander Dark Mix thread set for Aurifil.