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    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?

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    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

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    What quilting are you going to do - that will help decide on your thread colour. Regarding the backing - I usually try to match my thread to the backing colour, although I make sure it is the same make of thread as the top.

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    I will sid since at this time that is all I know how to do! Just a beginner!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen A
    I will sid since at this time that is all I know how to do! Just a beginner!
    In that case why not use invisible thread or if you don't like using it I'd go for a match on the design - eg yellow for those bits and a purple for the rest. Your runner looks lovely - love your colours.

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    I agree with Amma - about the variegated thread. I use this a lot and like the results.

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    Either purple or yellow, perhaps green in the green blocks or go with a variegated. You might not be able to find a variegated with purple and yellow in it tho. Check out Superior Threads, I know they have lots of variegated threads in their King Tut line.

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    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.

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    I'd go with sparkly since gaudy doesn't really work here :)

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    Oh gold metallic would be in keeping with the Mardi Gra theme.

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    Go for it and use shiny gold! Add some richness to go with your purple!

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    That is so pretty!

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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.
    Me three!

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    That's beautiful. Love the colors.

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    Very pretty! Gold would be my choice too.

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    Your table runner is beautiful !!

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    Gold metallic, absolutely. That is beautiful.

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    I am too new to quilting to really have an opinion, but your table runner is beautiful!

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    I would use a purple variegated or invisible. The runner is just gorgeous! And the purple is the most important representing Lent. Edie

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdesertrat
    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.
    Me three!
    Yep!! That would work. Bright and beautiful topper.

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    I like the idea of shiny gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen A
    I will sid since at this time that is all I know how to do! Just a beginner!
    they i would use purple for the whole thing...or course i'm prejudiced, because purple is my favorite color...

    it is a beautiful runner!

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    Use purple on the back (bobbin) & yellow on the top.

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    To keep the mardi gras theme - what about purple?

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