Rowan Threads

The lovely people of Westminster were kind enough to send me these beautiful boxes of thread. One box with colors picked by Amy Butler and one by Kaffe Fassett.


Pretty Thread

I love to look at them, they are so pretty, but I’ll admit that when I first got them I thought to myself “ohh… so pretty! But I don’t know what I’d use them for…” As a quilter, my piecing thread is off white and so is 95% of my quilting thread. And we all know that we go through tons and tons of thread when quilting, there was no way I could use one of these lovely spools to quilt – I’d run out so quickly!

BUT! Then some time passed and I made a few quilts and I found myself returning to these pretty boxes over and over wondering “is there the perfect color for stitching my binding?” And the answer has consistently been yes! The wonderful colors are clearly right in my modern quilting comfort zone as without even trying, they are perfect matches for my bindings, time and again.


100% cotton and all amazing colors I highly recommend these pretty little boxes filled with beautiful thread.

Bindings & Thread

Ever since I got them, they have come to my binding stitching rescue over and over!

13 Responses to “Rowan Threads”

  1. Ginger Summers September 27, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    LOVE THEM! Now I want to go buy more thread. ♥

  2. Jamie September 27, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    Pretty. What a great stocking stuffer idea!

  3. Emily September 27, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    Well, since YOU think they are useful… I’ll have to pick some up if I ever see them out and about! Thanks for the tip! ;)

  4. Lindsey September 27, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    I love your striped binding! What fabric did you use?

  5. liveacolorfullife September 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    I’ve been contemplating getting the thread too…if nothing else, to use as sewing room decoration! But I think they would definitely come in handy for binding. That was just the “excuse” I needed :)

  6. Krista - Poppyprint September 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Wow, lucky you! I’m with Jamie – think I’ll find a way to sneak these onto my Christmas list.

  7. Munaiba September 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Beautiful threads. I’ll bet they would be great applique threads too.

  8. Jackie September 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    They are so wonderful to work with and perfect for those bindings!! Great review!

  9. sew katie did September 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    That’s a great idea! When are you coming my way next?

  10. Marcia W. September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Wonderful idea! Beats going to Wal-Mart to buy C&C.

  11. Elizabeth H September 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    They are gorgeous :)

  12. Melissa R. September 29, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    I think they’ll be a great gift for my friends who appliqué, too.

  13. Jane October 2, 2010 at 1:22 am #

    oh my gosh they are beautiful!
    congratulations for actually using them and not just staring lovingly at them (I sure would for a while!)

    might have to put these on my christmas list…

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