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Thread: Filler pattering

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    Does anyone know what kind and color of thread to use when filler pattering a quilt?.

    Thanks, Angie


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    lin
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    I have no idea what "filler pattering" is. I hope someone does. It sounds interesting. :D

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    sorry not sure what that is :cry:

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    If you are talking about background quilting, match the thread color to the background fabric. As far as the type of thread, well, that would depend on a few factors. For example, if you hand quilt, use a glazed thread for hand quilting; it pulls through the quilt layers easier. If you are machine quilting, do yourself a favor and buy the best thread you can afford; it is so worth the extra money. You will have fewer thread breakages, less lint, and better stitches.

    I hope this helps and answers your question.

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    re: thread. i have also noticed that the quality of thread makes all the difference in hassle free machine operation. the shop where i bought my machine stressed the thread quality, which of course they sell. i thought i'd save some $$ and just buy at wmart. i got big lint bunnys in my stitches even though i clean my machine regularly. so i bite the bullet and buy the more expensive thread :oops:

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    When I took my very first quilting class, the teacher told us that the back fabric of a quilt should be no lighter than the lightest fabric on the quilt's top. AND that the color of the quilting thread should match the back. She said this way you will be hiding any quilt stitching mistakes or skips.

    I forgot this lesson and once when taking a class, I used a coral thread to emphasize the quilt stitches on the top. They look great, but the back, which was muslin . . . . well that is another story. Needless to say, I have followed the rule since.

    Suzanne

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    That's called "Artistic Qualities", Suzanne!! :lol: (they cost extra!!)

    You did point out a detail that I just assumed was known, which I shouldn't have done. Thank you, Suzanne. :D

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