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Thread: New to piecing... a few questions

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    I have done quite a bit of fusible applique quilts and am now beginning to do piecing... think I'm getting hooked fast! ;)
    I am currently working on a valentines day table runner with the color scheme of white,red,black and hot pink. With all of these colors of fabric squares what would be an appropriate thread color? I am currently using a neutral off white.
    Thank you.

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    For just the piecing ? Any color

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    I do mostly scrappy quilts and I use gray.

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    With those colors I would use gray.

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    I've started using only neutral colors for piecing, inless I'm working with black or very dark fabrics, I use black which is also neutral, I guess.

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    My piecing threads are ecru/cream, medium gray, and slate (nearly black but useful on navy). Rarely used anything else for nearly 30 years.

    Jan in VA

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    what kind of cat is that in your avatar? Looks like my two kittens. especially the larger one.

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    I use cream for all my quilts, light, dark and in between. It works very well for me.

    Rachel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    My piecing threads are ecru/cream, medium gray, and slate (nearly black but useful on navy). Rarely used anything else for nearly 30 years.

    Jan in VA
    I use the same also :-)

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    White would be fine. I use white or a light gray to piece.

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    I use white or natural to piece as well, but if all of my fabrics are similar in color and distinctly NOT white (like red) I go with that color.

    I like the suggestion for gray. Now that I think of it, when I mark seam allowances for hand piecing in pencil the white thread ends up kind of gray anyway. I'm going to consider that the next time I'm machine piecing...

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    Divo is a beautiful Cat.

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    Thank you for the lovely comments on my kitty. Divo is just an (extra)ordinary kitty. We purchased him from the Humane Society where he had lived for his first 8 months of life. I have no idea of his pedigree, just that I fell for him instantly! I took one look at him and decided he was mine! He's just a love, my little sweetheart. Thank you again.

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    Ooooopppppsss... got so carried away with my kitty I forgot to say thank you so much for the information on thread colors! You can tell what turns my head! ;-)

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