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Busy Quilting is Going Outback

The packing has started. Well my quilting is packed. Food, firewood and drinks are sorted. Clothing sorta organised.

The Quilting on the Road quilt pieces are packed, trusty Magna Classic bobbins ready, sandpaper board and my light.
There is enough fabric for twelve 14″ blocks cut and sorted here. Many I have hand dyed or overdyed, fussy cut too.

Our new camper will be ready by September so I am on a time frame to finish this before then. This trip will see me in the passenger seat for almost 50 hours, plus some night time stitching. Fingers crossed it progresses quickly.

So looking forward to some clear blue skies, open plains, sand dunes and the campfire nights. A few Country Pub meals will not go astray. The music at Big Red Bash is well worth the effort.

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Glide 60 wt Thread

Glide 60wt thread is a finer Glide Thread without as much sheen as 40 wt thread. It is still a filament polyester thread, lint-free, giving great definition to small designs and tiny fills when quilting. It is also the same thread that is on the Magna Glide Classics pre-wound bobbins. These M class bobbins hold 203m of thread. I put my partially used ones in my sewing kits as they are excellent for applique, hand piecing and EPP. The small size and the magnetic core come in handy.

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Bobbin Comparison

The shop has both Magna Glide Delight bobbin in 40 wt Glide Thread and Magna Glide Classic bobbins in 60 wt thread available.

L and M Bobbins

The M size are larger but in the Delight Jars there is a total of 1210m of thread on 10 bobbins. The L size Jar has 20 bobbins with a total of 1320m. You can use L size in your M bobbin case!

The Magna Glide Classics are available in Boxes of 72 for the colours or 100 for the Black and White.

I also break down the boxes into Budget Packs of 24 bobbins in the non neutral colours. As the Classics are a 60wt thread an M size Budget pack contains 4872m of thread. The L size Budget pack contains 2880 metres of thread.

Just a little play with numbers after restocking the shop this morning!

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Product Highlight

The Grip Stop Dots are a sticky silicone circle 3/8″ in diameter. 35 in a pack for just $8 inc GST
Perfect for applique, since I dislike thimbles, stick one to my fingertip and reuse often.
Again used as thimble for EPP English Paper Piecing
Main use on the back of quilting rulers, place 2 or 3 where your fingers gently rest, while stitching the main part of a ruler straight or curve.