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    Super Member MissM's Avatar
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    Being a newbie at this, one question that I have is what basic thread colors do you keep in your inventory and how much so that you are always ready to go when the mood strikes? After all if you maintain a sizable stash of fabric, then you should also have a good stash of thread also, is this not true? What do you recommend as types of thread to keep at the ready? :roll:

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    I almost always use Masterpiece thread by Superior Threads in a medium gray.

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    For piecing I keep a lot of cream colored thread on hand (usually buy it 50% off at Joann's). It a good neutral color that even works well with dark fabrics. I probably have 3-4 big spools of this always. I haven't done a whole lot of machine quilting, but when I do I just buy the color I need to match at that time, this has given me a small collection of colors to have handy. But for piecing I really only use the cream, so I make sure to have a lot of it.

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    I always have black, white, ecru, and a light sage green on hand. The light sage green works really well for almost everything. If what I'm working on has a whole lot of white I'll use a white thread and the same for the black. On the pink, orange, and yellow quilt I'm working on I use the ecru. It seems to blend well with all three colors.

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    I have alot of thread, but i found that i use mostly neutral colors..white,creams,greys. i use a coupon and usually buy Guttermans at JoAnns, or wait for the thread sale..
    i love using a verigated thread for quilting..
    i did buy a big cone of thread from
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/quilting+thread.html

    to try out.
    all the colors i have, i will never use..
    i have "masterpiece",Aurifil,bottom line,and a few others..all of them work well in my machine..

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    I have all colors and sometimes use them, but in my first and only class, the teacher said to use gray and green for most fabric. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

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    I always make sure that I have white, off white and gray to piece with. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    I have all colors and sometimes use them, but in my first and only class, the teacher said to use gray and green for most fabric. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
    great info

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    i treated myself to one of each collection at connectingthreads.com, plus one big spool each of white, cornsilk, and black. (i already have enough gray to last a while.)

    one big spool = 100 bobbins. so two spools should last at least a year.

    will i ever use all of those colors? probably not. but they sure are pretty to look at! :lol:

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i treated myself to one of each collection at connectingthreads.com, plus one big spool each of white, cornsilk, and black. (i already have enough gray to last a while.)

    one big spool = 100 bobbins. so two spools should last at least a year.

    will i ever use all of those colors? probably not. but they sure are pretty to look at! :lol:

    This is one of the MANY reasons I love this Board -- who else would understand that thread is pretty???? :D :D

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