Friday, 20 March 2015

Something new in time for Spring!...

Thread.  Do you ever think about your thread?  As most who have been in the shop learn, Mrs P's displays her cotton threads by Wonderfil in Spongeform Pans or Cheesecake Pans or Buckle Pans.  What ever you want to call them- they work!  The sides are flat, so the spools sit in there and you can see all the colours at the ends.  Below is the Tutti line- a 50 weight variegated cotton thread.

The pans are bolted to the sides of the fabric cupboards.  The spools come wrapped in plastic from the factory, so they do not get all tangled up.  Wonderfil makes great thread but there's no convenient top catch to hook the thread on, if the spool is open and not on your sewing machine.  I tend to put my thread in a drawer, pick up another colour and just cut off the tangled and ensnarled ends to get the spool I wish if I'm in a hurry.  

Imagine my delight, when they said they had WonderGuards for their thread.  I quizzed them up on this and because I still could not understand what they were, I asked them to send me a few. Turns out, WonderGuards by Wonderfil- are like a piece of clear vinyl that you wrap around your opened spool- so you are not always getting the ends tangled up! 

The white spool is a new spool, with its plastic wrap, the red/pink is open and the pink spool has its' WonderGuard on it.  Pretty nifty.  It took a day but then the lightbulb went on....

Introducing, something new in time for spring....

Mrs P's very own thread guards or thread clings!  Printed locally by Carter's Sports Cresting, they are pretty awesome!  

You peel the vinyl cling away from the white backing paper and roll it around your thread spool.  It is that simple and should work on the 2500m spools of Invisafil too.  

I couldn't resist playing with the thread today! Note the pink inner spool- that signifies a variegated thread.   Wonderfil have Konfetti- their 50 weight cotton thread in 1000 metre spools.  If you empty a spool of their thread- you have used 1 kilometre of thread.  Here in Canada, distances are measured in metres and kilometres.  A metre is a bit bigger than a yard and a kilometre is 0.6 of a mile.  

If you empy a spool- you have sewed a kilometre of thread into your projects.  Wow! 

Mrs P's now has ALL the colours in the Wonderfi's Invisafil line but on a smaller 400 metre spool.  It's an attractive display...

Invisafil 400m spools sell for $3.95 + tax.  It's a 100 weight thread- half the weight of a 50 weight thread.  Think of it as a string that is 'pulled' end to end 100 times is thinner than if the same string was only 'pulled' 50 times.  This is a cotton/poly thread as the cotton would have very poor strength by itself.  It is good for hand or machine appliqué because of the fineness of the thread.  It also can be used in machine quilting.  

Check out thread information and some video tutorials at

A spring comes, we should be able to get out more.  Challenge yourself; pick a spool of thread up and walk the distance that was originally wound on the spool.  A little activity is better than sitting all day at your sewing machine and computers.  Fresh spring air can be inspiring too! 

Remember, buy a new spool of thread and receive a thread guard/cling emblazoned with Mrs P's! :)

Mrs P's will be closed this Saturday.  

1 comment:

  1. *Love* your thread guards, Mrs. P! I am using mine already - thanks!