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Thread: Lesson I learned about pebble quilting

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    Lesson I learned about pebble quilting

    Never, ever, ever attempt pebble quilting with white thread on light fabric! Most people would know better. Not me. It's done now, but it isn't done well. I could hardly see where I'd already quilted. My eyes are strained, my head aches and my shoulders are sore. And I thought it would be so easy!
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    The other lesson is black on black... ask me how I know! I think my eyes are still recovering.

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    It's hard, I know try improving the lighting, it does help a bit. I have one of those daylight lamps and I use it when doing fiddly little things like that and it does help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    It's hard, I know try improving the lighting, it does help a bit. I have one of those daylight lamps and I use it when doing fiddly little things like that and it does help.
    I agree with Woody, really good lighting makes all the difference for me too!
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    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???
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    Wouldn't it be nice to have thread like that???

    What a great idea! But there will be the naysayers saying it will be full of chemicals and ruin my quilt in a hundred years. LOL
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    With white on white no one can see the mistakes, so why worry?

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    Some quilters use a black lite when quilting with a color that does not show up much.I have not tried it but they seem to like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33 View Post
    Some quilters use a black lite when quilting with a color that does not show up much.I have not tried it but they seem to like it.
    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.
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    I guess the up side of the lessons is your errors would blend in?

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