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    Beautiful runner!

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    I think I would try for a multi color thread, could be in bobbin also to make it easier with tension.

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    Purple in the bobbin, gold or variegated on the top.

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    Thanks for all the input. I will post the finished product when it is complete. :)

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    check out the varigated quilting threads. I think I have seen one with all thoses colors. it quilt up beautifully.

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    Since you are doing SID then just use the purple.

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    I think a gold would be pretty. Have you thought of taking some of the scraps and experiment with different threads? By the way, I dearly love how your runner turned out. Marvel

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    It is beautiful. I agree with the purple on bottom and metallic gold on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen A
    I completed the top of a Mardi Gras table runner. What color thread would you use to quilt it? The backing is purple. Should I use purple as the bottom thread?

    I like using the varigated threads becasue they tend to bring all the colors together and look so pretty on the backing. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen A
    I completed the top of a Mardi Gras table runner. What color thread would you use to quilt it? The backing is purple. Should I use purple as the bottom thread?
    I would use varigated thread.

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    I would use purple for the back and a varigated for the top...Or use varigated for both sides..

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I try and use threads that will work on the top and bottom. I do not like to have to keep fiddling with the tension.
    There are beautiful varigateds that would be pretty on this runner :D:D:D
    I agree.....for me it works smoothly using the same thread top and bottom and a varigated would look great.

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    Cute runner!! I think all of the suggestions would work! Have fun!!

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    i would quilt 1/4" out from the seam. Would give better definitation. If you are having difficulty with bottom thread showing on top, I would use same thread on the bottom. Then there would be a nice quilting pattern on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire_Rae
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    purple in the bottm and gold in the top maybe a metalic to give it the mardi gras bling.
    I second that.
    Ditto :-)

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    I might try an invisible nylon on the top and purple in the bobbin to match the backing (on a sample first).SewArt International has a really good invisible nylon.

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    If you are going to sid, I would use a purple, should hide well

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    All the suggestions sound good, but I just love your table runner. The colors are wonderful and you did a good job!

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    Why not use a gold rayon thread that would really be pretty on both top and bottom.

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    Beautiful! I would do yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen A
    I completed the top of a Mardi Gras table runner. What color thread would you use to quilt it? The backing is purple. Should I use purple as the bottom thread?
    Can you find a purple, green, gold varigated thread?

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    I would choose a varigated thread that has all of the colours of purple, blue, yellow etc in it. That way you can have purple on the back and if you have any tension problems it will not be very noticeable on the top because of the varied colours.

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    Beautiful runner. I would use a varigated purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monstookie
    I would use purple for the back and then depending on the type of quilting I wold change the color of the tope thread to match the section I am working on. But I am not an expert.
    No expert here either, but this sounds like the best choice, although I really like the idea of the varigated is you were doing free motion. I'm a beginner too, and have only done SID, it's a little safer.
    By the way, we're planning on visiting LA in May. Hope you have some good weather ordered.

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    No expert here either, but this sounds like the best choice, although I really like the idea of the varigated is you were doing free motion. I'm a beginner too, and have only done SID, it's a little safer.
    By the way, we're planning on visiting LA in May. Hope you have some good weather ordered.[/quote]

    I will make sure to put good weather in the plans for May. Hope you enjoy the visit. :D

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