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Thread: Variegated thread question

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    Has anyone ever seen a red, white, and blue variegated thread for hand quilting? If so, do you remember where and/or the brand name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    Has anyone ever seen a red, white, and blue variegated thread for hand quilting? If so, do you remember where and/or the brand name?
    Maxilock at Hancock's had red/white/blue, it is called Rocket, and it works great for any type of quilting you choose to do. I have extra spools if you want to purchase one. It is polyester but is colorfast and I have had no issues using this thread. The sale price on this was $4.99, 3,000yards.
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    I know YLI has one - I used it a few years ago. But I was looking for a thicker - almost big stitch look - for my project.

    Are you looking for a thinner or thicker thread? Does it have to be cotton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    I know YLI has one - I used it a few years ago. But I was looking for a thicker - almost big stitch look - for my project.

    Are you looking for a thinner or thicker thread? Does it have to be cotton?
    I would prefer cotton but am open to suggestions. And, I'd like a medium thread. Too thin and it probably wouldn't look right, and the same for too thick of thread. I sound like a politician. :lol:

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    sorry, can't help you with the thread. can you use solids and change the different sections of your quilting with the different colors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    I would prefer cotton but am open to suggestions. And, I'd like a medium thread. Too thin and it probably wouldn't look right, and the same for too thick of thread. I sound like a politician. :lol:
    The YLI was a 40wt.
    First pic on the second page
    http://www.ylicorp.com/pdf/Machine_Quilting_SS.pdf
    It was definitely saw it on the quilt. And I don't know if you'd be happy quilting an entire quilt with it.
    I probably have a spool or two around. Somewhere. :roll:

    Check out these sites (I'm too lazy today) - each carries many different types of thread. One of them should have what you want.

    http://www.superiorthreads.com/
    http://www.aurifil.com/Aurifil/Threads.html
    http://www.valdani.com/products/#spools (Under variegated -color M17Patriotic - comes in a 50wt)

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