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Thread: Q regarding variegated thread

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    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
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    Depending on the color(s) of the back of the quilt I sometimes use a solid color thread for the bobbin, and sometimes use the same variegated thread as the top of quilt...either way looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    I like to use the varigated thread in the bobbin for crib quilts if the back is a solid color
    Great idea!!!!!!!!!!
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    I use variegated thread in the bobbin all the time. It just depends on the backing. If my backing has multiple colors variegated thread blends better. Two tone and solid fabric I'll generally use solid matching color thread....

    I have to admit the thread color just hits me while I am working on my project. I may have to audition several shades, but I generally just know what I want to use.

    Good luck on your project and post pics when you get it done!

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    I love using Variegated thread. On top, in the bobbin: It's great!


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    You can but you don't have to. I often match the bobbin color to the backing color and use variegated on the top.
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    What a wonderful response! Thank you all, I have finally figured it out. What a great group!

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    I had a quilt professionally done with variegated thread. Top and bottom. Looked absolutely gorgeous. It gave the backside a design also. I love the variegated thread. I also use variegated embroidery thread or perle cotton thread for hand tying. Edie
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    If I use varigated thread on the top, I also use it in the bobbin. That way, there is no problem with one of my threads being heavier than the other. Plus, I really like the way it looks!

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    I think it looks pretty, esp. on a darker colored quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    Varigated thread can really add visual depth to the quilting. I typically use it in both bobbin and top , but some varigated thread is quite thick/heavy . Signature has a line of varigated that is a 20 weight( the thickest/heaviest i have seen) ... and I pair that up with a fine bobbin thread, and use a larger needle.
    Sulky Blendables come in 12 wt along with their usual 30 wt. I love heavy weight threads for machine quilting and also for hand stitched accents over a finer machine quilting.
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