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Thread: black or white thread issue

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    I am making "Sew Easy Twist bags" and am using black, white and yellow fabrics. Should I use white or black thread? I refuse to change the thread out when moving from one color to the other. What do you all recommend?

    Laura

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    Are they solids or prints?

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    You're more likely to see black thread thru white fabric than you are white thread thru black fabric. That said, I'd probably use gray.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-38392-1.htm#841194
    This a black and white quilt I did. Top stitching done in black most of the pieces put together with white thread.

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    I use gray thread on almost all my piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    You're more likely to see black thread thru white fabric than you are white thread thru black fabric. That said, I'd probably use gray.
    I agree, I use gray often. Neutral is better.

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    I use grey thread from connecting threads. It blends in with everything.

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    Your choice! There are no wrong answers! You could do a test on a sample fabric piece possibly to see which one you prefer.

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    I vote for gray.

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    it depends ... do you want your quilting to really stand out? if you do then judge what is going to stand out the most..is it mostly white/yellow? use black...is the black more predominent? use the white...would you rather the quilting stitches blend in/not be as noticable? then use a neutral like medium gray. take your top with you to a fabric store and lay each color across it a couple feet and see what you like.

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    Not sure if you are asking what thread to sew the bag with, or if you are going to quilt the bag. I would definitely use a shade of gray thread to sew the bag with. I usually use a shade of gray when piecing multiple colors.

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    I would use gray, too. It was suggested to me, I had a black and white quilt I was finishing so I switched to gray, it did blend better than either the black or white.

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    I actulay use a taupe on just about everything. However, I would vote for gray over either black or white.

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    If you want your stitches to stand out, why not try and black and white varigated thread?

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    Thank you to everyone's advice. I will try the gray thread. I didn't even think of that.

    Laura

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