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Lesson I learned about pebble quilting

Old 09-04-2012, 12:47 PM
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Never, ever, ever attempt pebble quilting with white thread on light fabric! Most people would know better. Not me. It's done now, but it isn't done well. I could hardly see where I'd already quilted. My eyes are strained, my head aches and my shoulders are sore. And I thought it would be so easy!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:54 PM
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The other lesson is black on black... ask me how I know! I think my eyes are still recovering.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:06 PM
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It's hard, I know try improving the lighting, it does help a bit. I have one of those daylight lamps and I use it when doing fiddly little things like that and it does help.
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Originally Posted by woody View Post
It's hard, I know try improving the lighting, it does help a bit. I have one of those daylight lamps and I use it when doing fiddly little things like that and it does help.
I agree with Woody, really good lighting makes all the difference for me too!
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What we REALLY need is thread that will change color after a washing. They have white cieling paint that goes on blue then dry's to white - so you can see what you've already painted. So ... how about getting thread to do it????

Wouldn't it be nice to have thread like that???
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Wouldn't it be nice to have thread like that???

What a great idea! But there will be the naysayers saying it will be full of chemicals and ruin my quilt in a hundred years. LOL
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With white on white no one can see the mistakes, so why worry?
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Some quilters use a black lite when quilting with a color that does not show up much.I have not tried it but they seem to like it.
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Some quilters use a black lite when quilting with a color that does not show up much.I have not tried it but they seem to like it.
I have never heard of this before! Sounds like a good plan! I recently made a QAYG strip quilt that had me sewing long strips of black together and I used black thread and black batting and it was a nightmare. I had to put my small Ott lite on my cutting table directly above the pieces I was pinning and then it still wasn't always clear.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:25 PM
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I guess the up side of the lessons is your errors would blend in?
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