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Thread: Using Gray Thread?

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    Using Gray Thread?

    I have a question about using Gray thread. I read once that gray thread works with almost every fabric. Is that true? Then I read a post on organization the sewing room and it made mention of all the bobbins having gray thread. Is that an option too? Sew with a colored thread on top and gray on the bobbin? My! That would make life easier!
    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Gloria in Kansas City

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    I sew top and bobbin with grey or ecru/beige for just about everything, no show

    If I'm sewing on a lot of white I might use white top and bobbin.

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    Gray is the color I do most of my piecing with. I also use ecru and tan!!
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    Wow! Thanks. Not only would it be easier but also cheaper than always buying new colors.

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    Yes, yes, yes....I have two shades of gray that I use all the time, medium light and medium dark. And I TRY to always have a box full of all white bobbins, all black bobbins, medium gray, and dark gray. I think the box holds a dozen. So easy to just wind a whole lot of bobbins at once and be done.....
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    I piece with a funny green color that blends in to nearly everything even better than any shade of gray I've tried. It's kind of a pale, sagey green. I'll use black or white if the quilt is predominantly those colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I piece with a funny green color that blends in to nearly everything even better than any shade of gray I've tried. It's kind of a pale, sagey green. I'll use black or white if the quilt is predominantly those colors.
    I have used a grayish green - or greenish gray - the color of the water at the end of an Easter egg dying session - that works amazingly well. If I can't find that, then I go to one of those sagey/lineny greens - I also think that color works getter than gray or tan.

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    Some great ideas- will definitely try them
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    I use cones now and have grey cones and white cones. Right now I'm using white and it seems to work just fine. I use it in the bobbin as well. Usually I use medium grey.
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    I have a taupe that works very well.

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