Originally posted by Dave Shepherd: I found a source for cotton basting thread today. Cheap, pastel colors.
The Sewing Place
I'll try to follow up here and let you know how it is when I see it.
I got this stuff this week. It is pretty good. The yellow is much brighter than any yellow thread I've ever bought from a fabric store. Because it's basting thread, it's very easy to break, and it has a little bit of fuzziness about it that probably enhances its visibility.
They ship it to you in a skein, not on a spool. Therefore, transferring it to a spool is a pleasant task that will require a bit of time. It is very cheap--$2.50 a skein.
The other night I filled four spools, and still had about half a skein left (plus a second skein that I haven't even opened). The two skeins I've got will probably last me a couple of years, even if I start doing this trick in each and every show I perform.