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Old 09-19-2017, 08:51 AM
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:05 AM
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I use pre wound bobbins. I use light colors on top if piecing light colored fabric, and dark thread if dark colored fabric. I let my quilter choose the colors when she quilts my tops.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:26 PM
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I just use the same thread on the top as in the bobbin, usually a white or off white for everything, even quilting. I don't really know why, so I'll say probably "just because!"
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:08 AM
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I coordinate my thread colors with the fabrics I'm using. My usual weight thread is either 40 or 50 weight. Sometimes I get really creative and work with the variegated threads on my quilt top while quilting. The bottom thread usually matches the bottom fabric.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:52 AM
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I'll use a different color bobbin thread when piecing if I have a partial bobbin to use up.

When quilting, I always use the same thread top and bottom because pokies show if I use a different color.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:59 AM
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It depends on the project for sure
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:06 AM
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I use the same type/weight of thread for the bobbin as on top. The reason for that is just that it has worked for me and then I don't have to buy as many different types of thread.

Whether I use the same color depends on the situation. For things where the thread won't show, I often use up old bobbins and they usually don't match. For quilting, I'm usually trying to blend into the fabric, which frequently means using different colors on top and bottom.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:57 AM
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I do all three ways depending what is wound on my bobbin. Never have any problems using different threads.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:13 PM
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I use different threads for piecing. But I use a thin thread in the bobbin no matter what type I use on the top.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:45 PM
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