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Old 07-07-2008, 10:17 AM
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I learned many years ago that if you have fabric that is hard to match the thread, use gray.

I quilted a runner that had green leaves on the backing and I used the gray and it blended very well.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:15 AM
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what a cool tip!! thanks bunches!!
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:21 AM
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That is a neat tip...thanks for sharing it with us!
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:41 PM
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I use grey, lavender or beige on most all my quilts. It blends very nice. I never use black or white thread unless the quilt is black or white. Marge
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:47 PM
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I wish I would have known this 3 days ago, thanks for the future.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:43 PM
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excellent tip! i bought tons of white & tan and thought it would match but rarely does. I also have a heck of a time blending with the brights. Does anyone have a suggestion for that? I wonder if it looks different on the spool or if it's the lighting at the store....or another rookie mistake I just haven't figured out yet.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:09 AM
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I had also read somewhere to use grey thread so I got a couple of the large spools from Joann's for 1.99 in different shades of grey. Great tip!
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Great tip! Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:32 AM
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In my first quilting class, that is what my teacher told me - use gray. Of course, I don't always follow that, but for hard to colors it works great.
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Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
I learned many years ago that if you have fabric that is hard to match the thread, use gray.

I quilted a runner that had green leaves on the backing and I used the gray and it blended very well.
is that why we get grey hair too... :lol:
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