11 April, 2013

Gliding Along!

I've been eager to try out some Glide thread, I had read a lot about it on the quilting blogs, it all sounded good, but I hadn't quilted with it... until yesterday. Oh. My. GOODNESS! Need I say more? I threaded up Sundance and loaded on a small quilt that my Bee put together a while ago, this one is to be a donation to the Neuroscience Unit at a local hospital. I added a small "hitchhiker" in the outer margin (a mock-up sample on which to try out the stitching  and perfect the tension before I moved onto the quilt itself). I loosened the top tension just a small amount to get the right set-up with a Magna-glide Delights pre-wound bobbin underneath, from there is was smooth sailing; or, rather GLIDING! The stitch quality is magnificent and the thread really does seem to melt right into the fabric! Glide is a trilobal polyester thread, 40 weight, ultra-strong and with a very pretty sheen! Glide is advertised as being virtually lint-free and able to maintain consistent tension throughout each and every spool; my experience with this product is excellent in every regard. The prewound bobbins performed perfectly too; the secret to that success is a magnetic core that prevents bobbin backlash or overspin and continues to deliver superior stitches even as the bobbin gets close to empty! I'll be placing an order for more thread (their colors are SEW pretty) and matching bobbins soon.
Using a pantograph called "Around Corners" Sundance and I stitched edge to edge in record time.
There were no thread breaks or tension readjustment, the quilting was nothing but  fast and fun!
Ready for binding!
Life is Good!


10 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I've got a spool of Glide and bobbins to match...yet to try it! Need to and soon after such great review here! :-)

Paula, the quilter said...

I love seeing your quilting, Mrs. G. I quilt on a DSM.

regan said...

I haven't tried Glide yet.....but I will now! Thanks!

Colleen said...

I used to use the bobbins in my old Kenmore. I will have to try some of the top thread too.

LizA. said...

Thank for the review. I will definitely have to give it a try.

Edith said...

Curious as to how the Neuroscience Unit will use this quilt. The patterns for cognition? Glad you glided right through quilting it. (:>)

Karen (Misiz C) said...

A little over a year ago, I tried Glide thread for the first time and had a positive experience similar to you. Fast forward to now.... I'm still IN LOVE! Happy stitching!

Millie said...

This tread is wonderful.. I heard Karen McTavish endorse it at MQS several years ago and I use it for everything, it is most certainly easier that trying to use metalic and it gives the same effect on some fabrics

Millie said...

This tread is wonderful.. I heard Karen McTavish endorse it at MQS several years ago and I use it for everything, it is most certainly easier that trying to use metalic and it gives the same effect on some fabrics

Dora, the Quilter said...

I've used this thread since before Karen McTavish happened upon it--I love this thread and am so glad she and other quilters have discovered it and are sharing their wonderful experiences using it!