I am starting the Baltimore Halloween quilt from P3 and was wondering what kind of thread I need to have if doing this by hand. I have never done applique except for a few swap blocks, but those were with machine. I want to try to blend the stitches in so that it doesn't look as though is has been stitched. What weight is needed, or do we use a special kind? U really want to get started on this thing as the group started at the beginning of the month and DH is bringing home a dritz mini press iron so that I can get my pieces ready.