Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Handquilting Thread >

Handquilting Thread

Handquilting Thread

Old 06-04-2012, 02:24 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
MommaDorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sully, Iowa
Posts: 2,390
Default Handquilting Thread

I'm getting ready to hand quilt this top. What color thread should I use? I've never quilted a top before, let alone hand quilted them.

147_1445.jpg
MommaDorian is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 02:35 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: howell, Mi
Posts: 2,345
Default

I would use something to match the yellow or the aqua. If you don't want the quilting to show, I would use black. Your quilt is beautiful, by the way. It would look good with the pink also.
Sue
susie-susie-susie is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 02:46 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,140
Default

Don't know but it is a gorgeous top by the way, maybe aqua or a gray would kind of blend
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:08 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 12,259
Default

depends on how much you want the thread to show- if you want the stitching to show with out the thread detracting you could use a 'smoke invisible'
or a medium gray- or a veriegated thread would also be a nice choice- depending on what you could find...lots of choices- sky's the limit
ckcowl is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:12 PM
  #5  
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sturbridge, Ma
Posts: 3,993
Default

why not quilt it in different colors depending on the background.
And get Americana cotton at JoAnns. Best and cheapest thread on the market.
Holice is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:15 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
sylviak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: southern Oklahoma
Posts: 954
Default

Black-on-black may be hard for you to see as you quilt. I would use a thread that blends in, but doesn't disappear. Grey, if you don't want it to show much, or one of the other colors in the quilt if you want your pretty stitching to show!
sylviak is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:15 PM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 22,550
Default

Lovely top.
bearisgray is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:22 PM
  #8  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
MommaDorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sully, Iowa
Posts: 2,390
Default

Originally Posted by sylviak View Post
Black-on-black may be hard for you to see as you quilt. I would use a thread that blends in, but doesn't disappear. Grey, if you don't want it to show much, or one of the other colors in the quilt if you want your pretty stitching to show!
I'm not sure it'll be pretty. lol It's my first attempt. I might try grey. I'll see what I can find. Thanks for the help!!
MommaDorian is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:25 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Missouri
Posts: 714
Default

Thanks, Holice, for the advice on quilting thread. I'm just starting to take an interest in hand quilting, and had no idea what kind to use. Linda in MO
LTeachergeorge is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 04:28 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
117becca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: dayton OH
Posts: 1,911
Default

I use only YLI thread glazed cotton hand-quilting thread - it is cheap -$4 for 400 yds - $8 for 1000 yds....I do have to order it online - favorite place is http://www.roserushbrooke.com/yli-quilting-1000.html She is quick to mail out and wonderful to work w/. The shipping is also reasonable. I've gotten stuff from her in 3-4 day(FLA to OH)

I would probably use the grey - which is a darker grey, not a silvery grey.

Another thread - also from YLI is a varigated thread that has gray, blue and dark pink in it...that has to get thru the actual YLI website. It is called Sticks and Stones.

http://www.ylicorp.com/product.aspx?...0-3911b032b4f4

It might be worth a phone call to YLI to make sure they have the product in stock. The first time I ordered from them, I got my thread in 6 days(did include a weekend) This last time, I had to wait almost 3 -4 weeks because the stock was low/out.

ETA: YLI site has a list of local vendors, there just aren't any in my neck of the woods...

Last edited by 117becca; 06-04-2012 at 04:30 PM.
117becca is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tanlor
Main
4
07-03-2012 02:10 PM
granny_59
Main
7
08-22-2011 12:30 PM
susie4
Main
8
07-11-2011 04:46 PM
Butterflyblue
Main
8
01-27-2011 09:27 AM
Abby'smom
Main
11
10-25-2010 12:08 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.