Monday, May 4, 2009

The King

I love King Tut threads by Superior.  They are all just so colorful and smooth.  I'm working on a new LapPack ...

...and was just going to town, quilting with some King Tut variegated purple (948, Crushed Grapes)...

...when I got that sick feeling you get that something you don't want to have happen is about to happen.  And then it did!
The King is Dead; Long Live the King!

Fortunately, the last time I went to Topeka, I stocked up.  ☺  Close call.

I decided to do even more quilting.  Just because I could.

Oh!  And Jane!  You asked how I am able to sew through great thicknesses of fabric!  I use an 80 or 90 needle (Schmetz or Bernina) and a denim foot (#8 for Bernina).  Here's a look:

See how it has just a single, small hole for the needle?  Your sewing machine may have something similar!  

Stay tuned for progress on the new LapPack!  And did you vote in the poll in the sidebar?

Thanks for reading!


  1. I hope I know Valerie :) Should I start doing the happy dance now??? I LOVE the colors :)

  2. Too talented - that is why you make the bags and I just use them :) I have voted. Maybe twice.

  3. The only words I understood were LapPack and Topeka! I wish I knew more about quilting and sewing but I'm pretty clueless in that area.

  4. I wish I knew how to quilt! But I don't even know how to turn on the sewing machine that I have. :)

  5. I came from Tracy's blog and I love your bags..I am really loving the little cell phone bag and the tote.. I will have to ponder on that.. Michelle


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