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thread color choice- for piecing

Old 01-26-2009, 06:55 AM
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I am about to work on a piece of fabric that is multi colored with vary strong colors. I know when quilting and binding the threads will show so you should choose thread color carefully. With piecing could you just go with a neutral since the thread shouldn't show?

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Old 01-26-2009, 07:17 AM
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I always just use grey for piecing. It seems to work well for me, I just stock up when thread is on sale.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:57 AM
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I use a very light gray or light tan thread for piecing. You may also want to consider using serger thread for piecing. This will press much flatter when pressing seams and your work will come out much smoother.

Serger thread is a very thin thread but it is very strong. I've used it on several quilts that get used and washed frequently. None of the seams have split. I also use serger thread for quilting whenever I want more of a shadow of quilting.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:09 AM
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The owner of the quilt shop that I frequent mentioned that she used grey thread and I have since then. Works great. :D
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:25 AM
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I use grey or taupe
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:34 AM
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I bought a set of Essentials thread from Connecting Threads in neutral colors and it has been perfect for all my piecing. The thread is inexpensive compared to other brands and can be bought on a big cone.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:50 AM
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I buy gray. If the majority is light, then I use light gray. If the quilt is dark, then I use dark gray. I hate having to try to blend in when I'm using several different colors.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:15 PM
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I use either grey or lt tan/taupe I also use the essential threads from connecting threads.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:32 PM
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I agree - light or medium gray work with just about everything.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:35 PM
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I use either taupe of light grey...and they are the Essentials from Connecting Threads. However...I have done some quilting with the same threads and they shed TONS of lint into my machine. I think I'm going to have to start trying another type of thread. :cry:
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