Dear cotton threadmakers of the world,
Please, please please, can you please make a thread that doesn't break, fray, shave thin and then break, or fluff to bits for me? This happens whether I am on the machine, or sewing by hand. Is this a ploy to get me to buy larger spools? Because I need to since I go through so much of it. Is this a ploy for me to try sister brands or competitive brands? Because I have and they are all the same. I even spend the extra bucks at my local quilt shop. I'm tired of it. I'm moving to polyester.
Dear cotton thread advocate quilters of the world,
Please don't judge me for using polyester thread. I realize that the extreme strength of my polyester thread will far outlast my cotton fabric, thereby eventually causing rips and tears from the needle holes where the thread has travelled through. I realize that my quilts will not be considered heirloom quilts and be loved and adored by someone 50 years from now. I hope not. By then, the dust mite issue will far outweigh the heirloom issue., and well, just as fashions change, so do quilt styles. And if I actually got that famous to become an historic heirloom quilter, you can note this in the history books - I switched from cotton to poly in 2009, creating a movement of polyester thread using quilters!!
Dear sewing machine and sewing needle makers of the world,
Please make me a sewing machine that will not shred, shrivel and stretch my cotton thread. Don't patronize me with the spool or bobbin "tension" spiel. The only tension issue I have is the tension headache that has evolved this afternoon with my quilt and thread issues.
If you have found the miracle thread, please let me know.
Otherwise, Guterman Polyester it is. I've used it for years faithfully on everything else needle and thread related, and it's been a peanut butter and jam friendship ever since. In fact, I want one of those incredible rainbow mega spool boxes of it. Just for me.