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Thread color for piecing

Old 10-16-2021, 07:06 PM
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I plan to machine piece a block with high contrasting colors. This time I am using a dark blue and white. What color thread would you choose. I am never sure what is ideal in this case.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:37 PM
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That’s a hard one, I might go with medium grey.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:39 PM
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I'd probably go with grey also. Mostly I use gray, taupe or beige for piecing.
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Old 10-17-2021, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
Thatís a hard one, I might go with medium grey.
That was also my thought. Or a grayed medium blue.

You might do some practice stitching on some scraps with various thread combinations and see which result you prefer.


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Old 10-17-2021, 03:30 AM
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I'll jump in and vote for a gray tone also.
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Old 10-17-2021, 03:53 AM
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I pretty much piece with what ever neutral is handy, grays or off white most often. Light on light colors, a little darker on darks. Since my stitches don’t show on a pieced block I don’t worry too much about it but I don’t want a really dark seam on a light block- just in case it causes some shadowing.
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Old 10-17-2021, 04:48 AM
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I am a light to medium gray thread girl as well
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Old 10-17-2021, 09:20 AM
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Light to medium gray is all I use as well.
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Old 10-17-2021, 10:29 AM
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Another vote for a medium light gray. I use small stitches and my threads don't show. I did spend many years trying to match threads to fabric and ultimately decided it didn't matter as much as I once thought.

I do almost all scrap quilts where it is pretty impossible to match threads without going crazy. To help with my vision issues, I am typically threaded with a gray thread and a beige thread, one each top and bottom. When I wind bobbins I do 4-5 of whatever color and switch then when the bobbins run out.
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Old 10-17-2021, 11:43 AM
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I just made a quilt with blacks and solid white. I used white thread. Canít see it in the seams.
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