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    Super Member missgigglewings's Avatar
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    I took the advise of quilters on this board (of course!) and made a Rail Fence quilt for my dauhgter's birthday. Now I don't know how to quilt it because the front has 3 colors. Is an all-over meander oh with purple thread or should I skip the grren and white blocks and meander only the pirple or maybe just SID?? Please help...thank you!

    I did not adjust tension, just whipped this up real quick so I could get it posted!

    Sample of FMQ on all 3 colors
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    Super Member missgigglewings's Avatar
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    Maybe I should use invisible thread?

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    I like the all over meander. Pretty colors! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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    well you have to do more than just the purple..... maybe use white thread or beige or even gray. not sure. It will be loved no matter what color you choose.

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    Someone on here suggested gray and I like to use that now when there are many colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    I took the advise of quilters on this board (of course!) and made a Rail Fence quilt for my dauhgter's birthday. Now I don't know how to quilt it because the front has 3 colors. Is an all-over meander oh with purple thread or should I skip the grren and white blocks and meander only the pirple or maybe just SID?? Please help...thank you!

    I did not adjust tension, just whipped this up real quick so I could get it posted!
    Maybe a variegated thread, or possibly a compatible shade of grey.

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    I don't like the clear thread. It sometimes is stiffer after a while. I like the purple.

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    Maybe a green thread. OR a Gold thread to match the stars in the purple.

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    I agree, a variegated thread would look pretty.

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    I really like the purple I think it adds to the quilting.

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    I like the purple.

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    Definitely would not use clear to quilt, my opinion. I love the variegated thread look, however when I feel uncertain and an not in love with my thread choices, the old stand by is a light grey, it blends in well with all the colors and won't make your quilting the focus. Good luck deciding.

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    Good quilting. Suggest variegated or grey. Have fun, she'll love it.

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    Whats daughters favorite color? and what are you binding in? I like the green or a gold to bring out the stars and do all same color will pop or blend when going over your three colors.I don't care for invisible thread either. It will be wonderful what ever YOU decide.

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    I like using the varigated threads.

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    I agree with the varigated thread. I was at my LQS on Monday and was looking at their varigated threads and they had one that was the purple & lime green. That would look awesome!

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    Varigated thread is great!

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    I like to use variegated thread, but I also have lately started liking gray when the colors are widely different in a quilt. I took a quilt that had a variety of very different colors to a local longarmer and she suggested it. I was very happy with the results. If you don't want the quilting itself to be really noticeable, a gray might be the best choice. Do a couple of test sandwiches with different colors and see what you like.

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    I like variegated thread when I have several colors. If I were going to use purple on your quilt, I would rather go with a lighter shade of purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmountaincrafts
    I agree with the varigated thread. I was at my LQS on Monday and was looking at their varigated threads and they had one that was the purple & lime green. That would look awesome!
    OK..not going to get quilted today. Think I will go shopping before it gets too cold!! lol

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    varigated gray

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebelle162002
    I really like the purple I think it adds to the quilting.
    ME too. I like it!

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    I like the variegated idea and the gray...try samples of each like the one you posted with the purple .

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    I have used variagated thread on my rail fences. I like the result

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    I think the purple looks great myself. My second choice would be a medium gray that would disappear or a more formal quilting pattern that would show off a colored thread.

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