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Thread: Newbie question: Will my quilt hold up if I quilt the top with metallic embroidery thread?

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    Hi,
    I need help planning my next project. My husbands aunt gave me some several hand painted quilt panels a couple years ago. She passed away last week and I thought that making a quilt out of one for her grandson who is getting married this summer would be nice.

    I would like to outline the details of the painting with gold metallic thread. Then I figured why stop there...what if all the quilting was done in the gold.

    Will it hold up? Can it be dried in the dryer?
    Thanks
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    I have metallics that will hold up to the washer and dryer. I would however hesitate to use them if they were going to get frequent washings. JMHO :D:D:D

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    Superior threads makes a poly called Halo that has a metallic woven into it. You get sparkle, strength and machine washable. Plus it is sparkly in all different colors so you can add that metallic look to this panel and maybe compliment the colors in it better then just with gold metallic.

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    Thanks sooo much! I found a site that has the Halo in any color I could possibly want.
    Im excited to make this quilt.
    Thanks again for all the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Superior threads makes a poly called Halo that has a metallic woven into it. You get sparkle, strength and machine washable. Plus it is sparkly in all different colors so you can add that metallic look to this panel and maybe compliment the colors in it better then just with gold metallic.
    Good to know!

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    What beautiful panels. It is going to be wonderful for a gift. A little of you and your aunt in the quilt.

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