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Thread: I've gotten myself in a pickle. Hellllp!

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    Super Member chuckbere15's Avatar
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    Using two colors is doable. Just use the same weight and manufacture and the tension should not be an issue.
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    back in the day when women actually wore hose and coordinated them to the outfit or the shoes I was told that taupe goes with anything & it did. It actually has a sort of grey cast (to my eyes, anyway) I would follow the recommendations of the others who recommended a neutral - even if it doesn't look like it works, sometimes after actually using it, it will work

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    Sure you can use monofilament thread.

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    Why not use the variegated threads on top and bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Seems like a good idea to me, too.

    On the quilting, I'd go for something like a meander - so if there is a bit of slippage on the lining up of the two sides, it won't really matter.

    It's really really hard to line up a top and bottom exactly.
    Man, Bear, you are so right about the lining up. It was a nightmare. Next time I do this I'll pin it and hope to get better results instead of the 505. I can't meander yet, so, it's STID or cross hatch.

    FYI, I found a light grey thread that will work. Y'all are the best!
    aka Gale

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Seems like a good idea to me, too.

    On the quilting, I'd go for something like a meander - so if there is a bit of slippage on the lining up of the two sides, it won't really matter.

    It's really really hard to line up a top and bottom exactly.
    Great idea! a meandering pattern wouldn't clash with either the baseballs or the violins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi712 View Post
    Man, Bear, you are so right about the lining up. It was a nightmare. Next time I do this I'll pin it and hope to get better results instead of the 505. I can't meander yet, so, it's STID or cross hatch.

    FYI, I found a light grey thread that will work. Y'all are the best!

    I would avoid Stitch in the Ditch - because as careful as one is in lining up - one will probably be a little bit off - and then the stitching would be 'on' on one side and 'off' on the other .

    (Ask me how I know)

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