Back to my sewing machine. I love tomatoes but I love quilting more. I am machine quilting a quilt for my friend Dee. It is a joy to be working on such a beautiful quilt and I am honored that she trusts me to quilt it for her. See pictures below.
I have worked up the nerve to try soaking my tread in mineral oil. I learned this in Sharon Schamber's class.
I filled a cup with human grade mineral oil and plopped my thread in for about a minute. Then I dried it off with a towel. It just slightly coats the thread, is a nice moisturizer for your hands and oils your sewing machine at the same time (apparently it is also good for occasional irregularity, which my sewing machine suffers on occasion). It does seem to strengthen your thread, as I had much less breakage while machine quilting.
I hope Dee doesn't mind that I tried this experiment while working on her quilt.