|Making sure there's slack in the hoop|
When working with Perle Cotton thread, I go ahead and loosen the quilt (in the hoop) up even more than usual. Fat thread seem to need even less resistance than normal, especially the larger #5 thread I'm experimenting with right now, and it will glide through the fabric so... much easier. I'm starting to see why many people quilt without a hoop when they're using this kind of thread. Personally, I still prefer using the hoop because I feel that I have more control over what my stitches are looking like on the backside of my quilt too (something I've always struggled with).
|Stitching on the border now|
|Looking at more stitching|
And I can't help but appreciate the irony of the situation. Normally, I get in a rhythm and end up with a hoop full of 'too large' stitches. With Perle Cotton, that will NEVER be the problem!