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Old 04-10-2011, 03:12 AM
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Do you think that the thread color for quilting on a quilt would look better matching the colors in the quilt blocks or matching the raspberry/purple blocks?

The quilt is a brick pattern with Kona snow as the sashing, border, and half of the bricks; the bricks are shades of raspberry and purples, some batiks...

Thanks so much; I am still quite new to this.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:14 AM
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A picture would help.
What color is the backing? I usually try to match the backing with a thread that looks nice on the front.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:19 AM
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The backing is Kona snow (an off-white) with a strip of all of the bricks that are on the front...
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:22 AM
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You have so many wonderful colors going on there, it would be hard to pick just one. I would use clear or smoke monofilament that would not distract from the fabric design in the needle, and something what would match your backing color in the bobbin.
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put several threads in a loopy fashion on top of the quilt and see what you like best. You also have to decide if you want the quilting to pop or blend. good luck
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Originally Posted by scrapykate
put several threads in a loopy fashion on top of the quilt and see what you like best. You also have to decide if you want the quilting to pop or blend. good luck
I agree. Monofilament has its place but I hate it on anything that will be touched. All those pokies (ends) will get you sometime.
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I would make a sample of the fabrics sandwiched, and try out a few different colors. See if the thread pulls to the back. Since your backing is white the top thread may show slightly on the back, If it does I would either use monofilament or white.
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Originally Posted by scrapykate
put several threads in a loopy fashion on top of the quilt and see what you like best. You also have to decide if you want the quilting to pop or blend. good luck
I agree with this. Also, how good is the quilter? I wouldn't want to use a bright raspberry colored thread on the white background unless I was using my PC Quilter because I'm not good enough to do it free hand. If I was just going to meander or pantograph over the whole quilt--I would use a white to match the background so the piecing is what shows off--not the quilting.
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Very very good thoughts and recommendations here; thanks so much. I'm still in a quandry, but will consider each one of your suggestions and that should help tremendously.
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A very pale varigated would be pretty too.
It would show on the back, but is more forgiving than some solids :D:D:D
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