How much thread do you need to quilt?

I am personally a big fan of Superior Threads. I like their products and I like the people who run the company. While reading their June 2011 newsletter, I came across the following article. I have never seen this information presented so succinctly, that I wanted to pass it on (reprinted with permission).

I also highly recommend that you sign up for their monthly email newsletter, it has great educational information, good deals on thread, and a “superior joke” every month from Bob Purcell.

We often are asked, “How much thread does it take to quilt a quilt?” It depends on the size of the quilt and the type of quilting to be done.  Everyone’s technique is different, so the following are only averages. Of course it is possible to use much more or much less thread. These numbers are for the top thread only.

—————– Light Quilting – Medium Quilting – Heavy Quilting
Lap/Crib Size:  200 yds…………………400 yds……………………….600 yds
Twin Size:          400 yds………………..800 yds……………………..1200 yds
Queen Size:       600 yds………………..1000 yds…………………….1600 yds
King Size:          800 yds………………..1400 yds…………………….2000 yds

Used with permission from Bob Purcell—www.superiorthreads.com

 

Now that you know how much thread you’ll need, take a look at these great books and many more, for quilting patterns and techniques!

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