I got a bit jazzed on the Perle #8 threads a few years ago. I bought a lot of it, in lots of colors. Plus I have boxes of DMC threads, so it wasn't that I needed any colors. But these little balls of thread looked SO cute.
Years ago, in another life time when I used to sift and search eBay for no reason, I bought this vintage top. It was so sweet, and yet so not worthy of a ton of time. I had found the perfect project to use some of these bright threads. Now to find the right needles.
Needless to say, this trouble send me packing, as in packing up the project and putting it away. Until I found these. I've used Tulip needles for other types of sewing, and while we were at the quilt show in Monroe, WA we went into Quilting Mayhem They had a very good selection of needles and I thought I'd give these a try. I used the #4, (there are 4 sizes in the package)
Although this isn't a very big top, approx 32" x 40", I got it finished in two weeks. As soon as I took the first stitches, I was in heaven. They went through like a hot knife through butter.
This sweet little piece just needs binding. I have a soft yellow solid that is perfect, it's all cut and ready to add, and then it's ready to be washed and loved.
Tools of the trade are very subjective, what one quilter loves another one abandons. Just like methods to making blocks, there are many ways to achieve the same outcome, it's a matter of personal preference. I'm thrilled with this product so my $8.50 was well spent!