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Thread: Lesson I learned about pebble quilting

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    Bella, You really need to invent that thread, you'll be rich, rich, rich! I'm gonna have to look for one of those litte clip on lights as I think that would've helped a lot. I sew in front of a window & had a lamp placed to shine over my left shoulder and used a small Ott light placed on it's side behind and still couldn't see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    The other lesson is black on black... ask me how I know! I think my eyes are still recovering.
    I once made the mistake of hand quilting a dark quilt with black thread. I couldn't see where I had quilted already.

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    I wish I had seen this "thread" YEARS ago! I thought the problem in seeing black on black was ME...as in "I guess I'm getting old." I guess I am not sinking into decrepitude as fast as I thought. Thanks, guys!

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    That is also why I hate invisible thread. Yes it blends but drives me nuts to work with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    What we REALLY need is thread that will change color after a washing. They have white cieling paint that goes on blue then dry's to white - so you can see what you've already painted. So ... how about getting thread to do it????

    Wouldn't it be nice to have thread like that???
    Really? I did not know about the cieling paint. I've learned so much here. I try to use thread that is just a shade off for black or white.

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    I have never heard of Pebble quilting, what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I have never heard of this before! Sounds like a good plan! I recently made a QAYG strip quilt that had me sewing long strips of black together and I used black thread and black batting and it was a nightmare. I had to put my small Ott lite on my cutting table directly above the pieces I was pinning and then it still wasn't always clear.
    The new Viking machine comes with a black light bulb. I saw a demo of it - it's WONDERFUL for black on black or white on white. Sure hope I can still buy a regular base bulb that is black light (the new Viking machine has a very sexy light under the handles so it always shines right on the needle).

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    I sent an e-mail to Superior thread and the answer back is that they will check out the possibility of this type of thread

    today I think I will experiment with coloring some thread with a iron out dissapearing marker....thinking of taping the marker to machine case so the thread has to run over it...and doing pebbles......on a sample square, obviosly..lol

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