I just wanted to pop in and let you know that today on the Aurifil blog, I am walking through the steps to create a test quilt sandwich so that you can evaluate all the thread weights that you have on hand in combination with a variety of needle sizes. One of my favorite techniques to teach is thread painting, also commonly called free-motion embroidery. Regardless of if you are thread painting or quilting, knowing the right combination and settings for your machine will take a lot of guesswork and frustration out of all of your future projects!
I have found that by taking the time to work through the settings on my sewing machine, I can approach all of my quilting projects with a lot more confidence. I hope you hop over and give my Thread Matters post a try!