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Old 08-11-2013, 03:26 PM
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I was just wondering what color of thread you us when piecing. I only have 2 colors tan and gray. I find that these work with everything. Makes ordering new thread easy. I also only use Aurifil. I have used others in the past but they seemed to have a lot more lint in my machine. Aurifil doesn't seem to have as much lint. Thanks for letting me know what you use.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:31 PM
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I do the same......beige and grey......works for all. Now, for quilting................another story....:')..............
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:33 PM
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I tend to use beige and gray too because they are neutral. Although if it isn't an 'important' quilt, I just use whatever color is closest in the type of thread I want. (I piece with cotton, but I quilt 50/50 with cotton or poly depending on what I'm doing.)
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:33 PM
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i also use aurifil . cream, tan ,gray. nothing better than aurifil thread
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:34 PM
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Tan & grey it is! My first quilting teacher said she only ever used grey but I use tan depending on the color & shade of the fabric. I am interested I Aurifil. Somehow I have only just fou d out about this thread. I thought Mettler was good thread because my LQS started carrying it a year or so ago. Is Aurifil worth the money? Where do you buy it?
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:12 PM
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I have white, gray and black for piecing. And only Aurifil - love that stuff.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:22 PM
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aurifil is terrific. A spool seems expensive, but seems to last forever!
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:00 PM
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I usually use tan for piecing. I have multiple spools of various shades of tan Aurifil handy so I keep one on my machine ready to make bobbins, another in my machine(s), a few in my "to go" caddy, and a few in my thread drawer. I have Mettler and Presencia brands as well, both sold by my LQS as high quality, but I prefer Aurifil.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:07 PM
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I do the same mostly beige and gray.. but when I work on white I use white.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:09 PM
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I used to use ecru but I found that it stood out against several fabrics. I was out once and used a light, sagey green and it blends better than any other color I've used so far.
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