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Favorite Threads Issue?

MaryinColorado | Posted in Talk With Us on

I am a long time fan of Threads magazine.  One of my favorite issues is Threads #81 Feb/March 1999!  Do You have a favorite issue?  What makes it so?

One thing I noticed is that the covers on the older issues don’t begin to describe the incredible contents.  On this issue (#81) the cover wouldn’t have sparked my interest in the least on the newsstand. 

Inside is so much info packed in it is incredible!  Everything from fabric flowers, silk ribbon bobbin work, free motion embroidery, shattered quilts, outerwear fabrics, the burn test, sleeve cap design for hard to ease fabrics, neckline fitting, etc etc

I love the new Threads too, just wanted to share my favorite “vintage issue”.   It is so fun to reread them, I regret giving so many away.   Mary



  1. solosmocker | | #1

    I have a favorite but which specific issue number I don't have off the top of my head. It is the issue with the Bird Ross jacket on the cover. I made 3/4 of those jackets and I think it inspired me more than anything I have seen in other Threads. It was a great cover and issue. I also like any issue with columns by Lois and Dianne Ericson. They are so inspirational. Maybe Threads can convince Lois to come out of retirement. How about it?

    1. AmberE | | #2

      This is a great topic---can't wait to hear what others have to say!

  2. gardenguru | | #3


    I have never heard of Threads and am curious to know what is in the magazine.  I will have to look for an issue.  Have you ever seen Golden Hands?  I used to get that magazine a long time ago. 

    1. MaryinColorado | | #4

      Oh my goodness!    Threads is the great magazine that provides this forum!  It is available by subscription or on many newstands and sewing stores.  Hope you look into it, it's the best sewing magazine out there! 

      Thanks for the suggestion of Golden Hands, I will look for it. 

      Look above on this screen where it says Current Issue for info on this magazine. Mary

      Edited 7/20/2007 11:50 pm by MaryinColorado

    2. Ralphetta | | #5

      It is also available at my library.  It is an excellent magazine.

  3. Sancin | | #6

    Funny you should mention the covers. I was thinking the same thing! However, I do think the back cover pulls a lot of people into exploring the contents. Listen up Amber - cut it out again at your peril!

    Edited 7/25/2007 4:01 am ET by Sancin

  4. Teaf5 | | #7

    My favorite issue is always the next one that's coming out-- I can't wait to see what's in it!

    Since our university library keeps bound copies of Threads, I don't have to store them at home or save just the best parts; I can just head over for a relaxing afternoon of looking through the various issues and years to find something I remember seeing. 

     Even if I haven't used an index, I can usually find what I need or at least have a good time getting distracted and inspired while I'm looking for it.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #8

      Our little library here just has more recent ones.  But what a great idea to check at one of the University libraries or in the city!  Thanks for the idea!  Mary

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