Saturday, August 30, 2014

2.5 kilometers


Believe it or not, after 15 months as a finished top Seeing Stars is finally basted and I have a quilting plan.  I even bought new thread. Here’s the 2500 m spool of Invisafil ready to go.

I didn’t give much thought to that number: 2500.  It’s a large spool of fine thread, so yes, it has quite a bit of thread on it.  My husband, however, saw 2500 m and asked “Are you sure there’s 2.5 kilometers (that’s 1.5 miles) of thread on there?”

Whoa!  When you put it like that, doesn’t it sound like so much more?

My son offered to unwind two spools one after the other as he runs his next 5 km race to test it out.  I thought that might be considered a tripping hazard, so I’ll just take the manufacturers at their word!


  1. I've never thought about it before either - wow - how many kms of thread do you think we would go through in a lifetime (or week!) of sewing?!

  2. Hahahaha ... Joanne your son is funny! It IS really astonishing when you stop to think about it!

  3. Excellent! I've never really thought about it. I wonder how many miles I've sewn?

  4. Good grief! And I just bought my first 3315 yard spool of Essential PRO polyester thread from Connecting Threads; I did the math just now, and that's an incredible 1.88 miles of thread!!! Who would have thought it? Not me, that's for sure! I may not live long enough to empty that spool! *giggle* ---"Love"

  5. I'm fairly certain I've sewn nearly that far without bobbin thread in my many years as a quilter...

  6. Too funny! That is a lot of thread.

  7. Leave it to a man to put such a different spin on it :) That's great and I agree, definitely a tripping hazard. LOL


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