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Thread: color of thread to use on quilt top

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    Senior Member fromzstore's Avatar
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    color of thread to use on quilt top

    i am quilting a double wedding ring and i used brown for the center and mellons my question for you quilters out there is what color thread would be best to use on these places i am doing a feathered wreath in the center and a long feather in the mellons i want it to show because of all the work that i will put into it but dont want it to take over the quilt any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    I would use the same shade of brown

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    Are you hand quilting or machine quilting?

    If hand I would use a contrasting light thread.

    If machine, I would use a thread that blended with the brown but use a batting that will poof up to show the quilting which would be a polyester or wool.

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    I would use the color that blends in with the brown.

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    I would use a varigated thread in light colors. The varigation gives the quilting a feeling of depth. Pick a varigated that the color changes are random and not even lenght of color change.
    If varigated is just not appealling maybe pick a light natural/ off white color, it will show up nicely against the brown fabric.

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    How about making a trial sandwich of the fabrics used and do some stitching to see what colors will appeal to you?
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    You could take the quilt top to your LQS and lay different threads across the browns and peaches. It might look better with a color that blends well, like a greenish beige or taupe. I miss being able to do this after our LQS closed.
    Elizabeth

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    thanks for all the ideas will try them before i start the quilting in the brown i did a double irish chain last year and did alot of feathers on a gold background and did them in gold and all that quilting doesnt show up unless you are right on top of it did not want that to happen again if i am putting that much work into it i want it to show.

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