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Thread: My TWO new babies!!!

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    aren't you incredibly lucky!?! beautiful machines!

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    As a thank you gift to my neighbors who gave me my two new Featherweight girls (no names yet), I've decided to stick with something simple since I'm a new quilter. I'm using the Yellow Brick Road pattern and using Hoffman Bali Pops in Brown Sugar. I have it almost pieced together and thought I would attempt to do FMQ myself on my 201.

    My question is - what color thread should I use for the quilting? I was thinking a light beige...off-white just seems like it would stand out too much and I'd like the quilting to match with the fabric.

    If you have the almost Spring 2013 Keepsake Quilting catalog, the fabric is on page 20 (Sugar and Spice Kit) and on page 21, top right of the page.

    Thanks for you suggestions.

    Julie

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    When making a decision on quilting thread color, I was shown that if you spill some thread onto your fabric from the spool you can get an idea of how the thread will look with the fabric. Just unwind a couple of feet and let it naturally fall in an area of 5 to 6 inches square.

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    I was just looking at the Brown Sugar Bali Pop last night - very nice blues and browns - I would probably go for a tan thread for quilting if I wanted it to blend in. Lucky You and what nice neighbors!

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    lucky you and your grandkids.

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    Wow, they are beautiful. What a wonderful gift. Lucky you!

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    Beautiful FW's. You are so lucky!

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    Thank you gift to my friend....Pics attached

    So I finished the thank you gift to my friends for the beautiful two gorgeous Featherweight 221 sewing machines they gave to me. I made them a lap quilt to match the colors in their Airstream travel trailer...It goes so well with the leather couch. Then I also knitted her a shawl to wear when they are outside camping. It's very soft and warm. She loved both and he was very happy and grateful for the gifts as well. I would value both Featherweights to be at least $250 - $300 each so this is the least I could do to say thanks. Here are a couple pics.
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    beautiful quilt----such an appropriate "thank you"

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    Your quilt is beautiful!

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