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    Super Member grma33's Avatar
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    Is there such a thing as varigated hand quilting thread. Or only machine.
    My neighbour hand quilts with the machine thread. Pros and Cons?
    Thanks Gale

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    She can use Thread Heaven or beeswax on thread that is not handquilting and have no problems at all.

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    If using machine thread I prefer to use beeswax instead of Thread Haven, but that is just my personal preference.

    IMHO, I would think using varigated thread for hand quilting would look like she is using different thread colors instead of getting a blending of colors. She might want to try it on a practice piece to see if she likes the look.

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    I have bought verigated quilting thread....I like the looks of it and its fun...looks great against white :D

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    Thanks Ruth, will have to look for it.
    Gale

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    Yes there is varigated hand quilting thread. You can even buy it at Wal Mart or quilt shops. I think it breaks a little easier than regular quilting thread but just use shorter lengths of thread. I like the look, in colorful quilts, it blends in plain colors it add a little spark and is beautiful on the back.
    Attached pic of one,but maybe you can't tell the colors in the quilting thread. Ruth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I have bought verigated quilting thread....I like the looks of it and its fun...looks great against white :D
    It does, if you can sew straight! :oops: I am using a variagated blue and it did it on a few whitepieces and I decided I need to use white on white until I get better!

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    Molly, I can`t hand quilt straight eitherso here`s what I do.
    I draw a line with ruler and disappering ink then attach 1/4 inch masking tape and a couple of pins and follow along. Works graet.
    Gale

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    HI;

    I HAVE USED VARIGATED HAND QUILTING THREAD THAT I GOT AT HANCOCKS FABRICS AND IT WORKS GREAT. I LIKE HOW IT BLENDS IN WITH ALL THE COLORS.

    EUNICE :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grma33
    Molly, I can`t hand quilt straight eitherso here`s what I do.
    I draw a line with ruler and disappering ink then attach 1/4 inch masking tape and a couple of pins and follow along. Works graet.
    Gale
    Great idea Gale, thanks so much; I will have to try that!

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