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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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    what a cool tip!! thanks bunches!!

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    That is a neat tip...thanks for sharing it with us!

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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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    I wish I would have known this 3 days ago, thanks for the future.

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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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    OH WHAT A GREAT TIP, I MUST remember that, I am fixing to start a project with green leaves

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    I use a dark or light grey. Also, a darker and lighter tan. Learned this from a quilt teacher way back when . . . Anyhow, works for me.

    Suzanne

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    Great tip ...Thanks!

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    Thanks for the tip. when i took my quilting class that is what the teacher was saying to more on the beige side. She said as long as your had shades of grey, white, beige and black you should be covered. But Im new to quilting so I am taking everyones word for it :)

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    Guess I better stock up on gray thread the next time JoAnn's has a half-off sale on thread. Thanks for the tip.

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    I just wanted to say thanks for this tip. I remember reading it when I bought the fabric for my current project (red/blue). I was standing there looking at thread trying to figure out how I could do it without changing after each piece when BING! Oh, yes, gray! It works terrific.

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    Yes that is so true I hardly use any other color but gray. I have it in all shades. I learned that tip from a lady that i worked for in a quilt shop. Anyway that is a great tip to give out. right on :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Taupe and some browns are also good!!!!!

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    Great tip. Thanks kiddo

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    great tip
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    excellent tip - Thanks!

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