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Thread: Hand or Machine Quilt with Varigated Thread

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    I have just finished HQ my first queen size quilt. It is a beautiful pattern called Blue Willow, all 12 white on white squares with 12 different blue designs. White and blue sashing w/9P. The next quilt, for my older daughter, same pattern, but with southwest colors in the squares (gee I wish I had a picture). I bought varigated thread and now I can't decide whether to hand or machine quilt. Please help!

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    I don't know if they make variegated hand quilting thread. I'll be watching this post, thanks!

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    That really is a personal preference. If I have time I hand quilt, if not, machine. What's your timeframe?

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    Both quilts were for Christmas gifts (2010) so I guess there is no time frame. I really need to know if anyone here has HQ with the varigated thread. Since I have only hq One quilt, and have MQ only small size quilts, I don't want to put all those hours in, and it not look pretty.

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    I use variegated thread when I hand stitch. As long as it is 100% cotton I don't worry about it sayinjg "hand quilting" thread. Never had a problem. I posted on I hand stitched on pictures site under 5 Inch is a cinch by Pat Speth. I used varigated on black. Have fun with it. It's your quilt and your unique project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I use variegated thread when I hand stitch. As long as it is 100% cotton I don't worry about it sayinjg "hand quilting" thread. Never had a problem. I posted on I hand stitched on pictures site under 5 Inch is a cinch by Pat Speth. I used varigated on black. Have fun with it. It's your quilt and your unique project.
    I agree! Beautiful stitching, btw :thumbup:

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    Oooh, Debbie, that is really pretty. I love variegated thread. I think that is your deciding factor, I would say, do you like hand quilting over machine?

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