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Thread: What color thread would you use?

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    Member lgmdonna's Avatar
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    What color thread would you use?

    This is my first quilt. My daughter designed it so of
    course it will be her quilt. I am going to hand quilt it. The backing is black. Should I use coordinating color threads in the blocks ie: black on black blocks, white on white blocks, red on red blocks or would you use a contrasting color? What color would you use?
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    Kimberley

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    I'll be curious to see what others say, but my initial thought is all white. That way the back will have a very pretty pattern that will show up. If you do the stitch in the ditch, it won't show much on top. You did a great job, and I love the pattern and colors.

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    I don't want to stitch in the ditch. I want to do more with it. I don't do things simply. Its a major down fall of mine. lol
    Kimberley

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    I like the white.
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    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    for hand quilting, i'd take the time to match the threads. for pantos, that would be too difficult.
    Nancy in western NY

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    how about a varigated orange

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    Invisible thread.

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    I would use the color that matches the fabric being quilted, black on black etc. Sometimes its not about the quilting but the quilt design itself.

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    I personally love varigated thread. Why go to all the trouble of handquilting if you are going to try and hide your work. I may be very old fashioned but it is not a quilt in my eyes until it is quilted.

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    I like the idea of varigated. I have a lot of my quilts quilted that wa and I think it adds an exta dimention.

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