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Thread: Tip for you

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    I learned many years ago that if you have fabric that is hard to match the thread, use gray.

    I quilted a runner that had green leaves on the backing and I used the gray and it blended very well.

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    what a cool tip!! thanks bunches!!

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    That is a neat tip...thanks for sharing it with us!

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    I use grey, lavender or beige on most all my quilts. It blends very nice. I never use black or white thread unless the quilt is black or white. Marge

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    I wish I would have known this 3 days ago, thanks for the future.

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    excellent tip! i bought tons of white & tan and thought it would match but rarely does. I also have a heck of a time blending with the brights. Does anyone have a suggestion for that? I wonder if it looks different on the spool or if it's the lighting at the store....or another rookie mistake I just haven't figured out yet.

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    I had also read somewhere to use grey thread so I got a couple of the large spools from Joann's for 1.99 in different shades of grey. Great tip!

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    Great tip! Thanks.

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    In my first quilting class, that is what my teacher told me - use gray. Of course, I don't always follow that, but for hard to colors it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    I learned many years ago that if you have fabric that is hard to match the thread, use gray.

    I quilted a runner that had green leaves on the backing and I used the gray and it blended very well.
    is that why we get grey hair too... :lol:

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