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« on: May 14, 2011 11:42:25 AM »

Has anyone used the special aida fabric with the silver (or gold) thread in it? I just picked up a piece of it on clearance at Joanns (it was on clearance! How could I not???) and I haven't been able to find any reviews on it, both here and through Google.

I'm just curious for those who've used it:

How does it hold up? Does the metallic thread stay put in the weave of the fabric? Do those metallic threads alter the even-ness of your stitches? How much does it show through your stitches?

If anyone has any insight, that would be fantastic! Thanks for your help fellow Craftsters Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011 10:47:11 AM »

Metallic thread can be so evil. Make sure you get some quilters wax or something of that nature to tame it. It can unravel easily and get a little out of control. It can be a bit bulky but I pull it a little tighter and have never had a problem.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011 08:14:08 AM »

I've used it a lot and it's just like regular aida, just shinier. Smiley  The metallic threads are actually woven into the fabric, so they won't come out of the piece. I really like the silver most times, but the gold is good for Christmas ornament. Opalescent is my favorite shiny fabric. (I will have to find some finishes I've stitched on opalescent. It's really shiny! Cheesy)


It has a tendency to unravel a bit on the sides, so I would overcast or serge the sides up.


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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011 01:45:17 PM »

Thanks so much! I'm glad to hear it is very similar to regular aida (I purchased a roll of the silver) and the threads don't come out, which is what I was worried about it. Awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011 09:19:09 AM »

Always happy to help if I can. Smiley


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