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Thread: thread color

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    thread color

    Hi, I am working on a child's quilt for a fundraiser/auction. The front is a panel with background in yellow, but busy with other colors of trucks, machinery, etc. The back will be either, first choice color turquoise, or second color choice rust. I plan to just meander machine quilt it, what color thread do I use if I use the turquoise backing? If I use rust backing I have some variegated yellows/oranges thread I think would be ok, not sure how that would be but I rather the turquoise backing, so....what are your thread choices for each?

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    I would use a light/ mudium Gray . It will blend in with the colors of the quilt and backing
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    I'm with ckcowl, I would do a light grey or white.

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    If the backing is busy, I would probably use white, since it wouldn't show that plainly on a busy backing. If solid backing, would probably use the light to med. gray to be less obvious on the solid back.
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    I think yellow would look great on the turquiose, same as the top.
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    Thanks I just got 2 backs, batting and tops pinned together and ran out of pins for the third. I'll have to get these two quilted before I can make the third. Hope to get these done and 2 runners before time...I am thinking I'll use gray with the trucks. The other is pink with white polka dots so I'll use white. Thanks so much!

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    I'd probably use light gray or a cream color

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    I like the idea of yellow. I find that I look for reasons to use yellow in my quilts. It just seems to give a nice warmth to a quilt.

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