I walked to the post office (7 blocks) to mail some I Spy kits and continued the 3 1/2 blocks to the sewing machine store to see what was on sale on their last day of business. The Blendables 12wt. threads were down to $2 so I got a good assortment of them. Here is a link to the Sulky site which shows a sew out of each of the colors. They are regularly priced $5.99 so this was a good deal. I can also use them for edging on fabric postcards and as a decorative looper thread with my serger.
12 weight thread is quite heavy and you have to use a topstitching needle with a large eye to sew with it. I want to use it for quilting like I did on this table runner. I showed this one the first time in 2007 when I was first blogging. I decided I needed a better photo than the one I took with my old camera.