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Thread: Thread color selection

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    What color thread do I use to Machine applique a whit and pink dotted snowwoman onto a teal and whit snowflake background? I never know what color thread I should use and I don't want my quilt to look silly or stupid. Also what weight thread is best to blanket stitch around the designs?

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    I'd use white. That way, any mistakes would blend in and not be seen.

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    Thank you so very much for all of the imput. It really helps because I'm extremely worried I'll make a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljs317
    Thank you so very much for all of the imput. It really helps because I'm extremely worried I'll make a mistake.
    If you have any scrap material left, you could do a trial run. However, if you are like me, you dislike changing thread - even if it takes less than a minute to do it.

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    I'm new at applique and I have found for me it's better to match the color so I can hide my uneven stitches. My machine won't do a nice even edge so that helps.

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    I use silk thread for appliqué. It sinks in the fabric and you can't see the stitches, even my mistakes hide!

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    is there a specifuc brand you would recomend?

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    I bought YLI Gift Pack Silk Thread set of 5
    $16.00 here: http://www.connectingthreads.com/thr...__L600904.html

    You can buy single spools here: http://www.roserushbrooke.com/yli-silk-thread-1.html

    The 100wt thread is so fine it disappears into the fabric.

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    For appliqué, you want to match the thread with the piece you are appliquéing onto the background. It helps it blend in better and makes the threads less noticeable.

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    Forgot to say I use silk thread for hand stitching my binding on quilts. The stitches are almost invisible.

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