Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Going to buy my materials, need thread help !

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    36
    Hi all,

    I am going to the fabric store today to buy my fabric and thread etc.
    I am going to work with 3 colors of fabric red, yellow and blue or purple. Most of it will be red. What color thread do I use to piece the blocks (will be piecing by hand). I have red Gutterman 100% polyester thread. Can I use this? and what about when I piece the yellow and blue together do I use a different color or do I just use red throughout??

    Thanks! Wow I am really going to start this project.....


  2. #2
    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,930
    I usually try to match my thread to the fabric when doing handwork. If you find that your fabric is a busy pattern or has several colors, try using gray thread.

    I usually use cotton or a cotton blend.

    HTH and good luck w/ your project,
    Julie

  3. #3
    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    western Pa.
    Posts
    2,289
    Ducthgirl-I would buy a light gray,if you don't want to be changing colors.
    I think you should use a cotton thread also.

  4. #4
    bj
    bj is offline
    Super Member bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Lubbock, Texas
    Posts
    3,541
    I use a light grey or eggshell to piece with. The lady at the quilt shop here said the reason to use cotton thread is that polyester is a stronger fiber than cotton and over time will cut your cotton fabric. I had (until then) used a cotton wrapped poly, but I switched to cotton. Good luck with your quilt. The colors sound awesome. Can't wait to see it!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.