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Thread: Variegated Quilting Cotton thread?

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    Im thinking of using Variegated cotton thread in my ditch on a baby quilt. Which brand name of thread is best for this?? im looking for a varegated in pink, yellows and blues.

    thanks.:)

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    I'm watching this one. I love variegated thread for quilting and Connecting Threads doesn't carry it anymore. :cry: :cry:

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    I use STAR thread - it is from Coats and Clark and I find it at Beverly's.

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    If it's truly SID, do you even see the thread? Is it worth the cost of the variegated?

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    The King Tut brand of Superior Threads is great for maschine and hand quilting. But I agree with Kate: probably you won't see much of the quilting when you do quilting in the ditch.

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    I use RA but want to try the superior
    I love using the varigated threads.
    used YLI but I had alot of shreading in my LA
    but used it for FMQ on my DSM and it worked fine.
    I agree that for in the ditch it won't have much of an impact,looks great with a pattern or just a meandering.

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    I use the Coats and Clark.........it is the only thread I use anymore........love the stuff!

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    i also bought king tut and love it

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    Aurifil and Wonderfil have some nice variegated threads. The spools last a long time. I got at least 3 quilts out of my first spool.

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    I used a Superior Brand King Tut and loved it for machine quilting my fall half log cabin.

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    Sulky Blendables is a cotton varigated thread.
    They have several colors to choose from. :-)
    Here's where you can see the colors:

    http://www.sulky.com/thread/thread_blendables.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    I use the Coats and Clark.........it is the only thread I use anymore........love the stuff!
    I second this! This thread is awesome to work with and I have never had any breakage.

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    I have 3 or 4 LARGE spools of Coats & Clarks variegated cotton that I found at JoAnn's - used one on a baby quilt and it went fine (pale pastel gradations in "baby" colors).

    I've got King Tut, and probably every other brand of variegated thread you can find - I prefer using them because then I don't have to fret about changing thread color when I'm quilting.

    I don't know that I'd use variegated thread on SID quilting. It won't really show up.

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    I use King Tut or Signature.
    SID won't show the thread.

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    I use King Tut also. I would put the variegated in the bobbin if you will SID so it will add interest to the back and be noticed.

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    Instead of doing SITD, I use a rounded, meandering stitch that is one of the programmed stitches on my machine. I do it over the seam so you get to see the thread and you also don't have to worry about your lines being "straight". It also "strengthens" the seam area because it covers the seam, so no chance of the seam coming apart.

    (Sometimes my seams are less than 1/4"...just because I'm trying to make the block square and I might be a thread or two short on one particular piece. I know, I know...I'm probably the only one with this problem!)

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    I didn't know there were so many options. Now I need to find one in blue, yellow and pinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Instead of doing SITD, I use a rounded, meandering stitch that is one of the programmed stitches on my machine. I do it over the seam so you get to see the thread and you also don't have to worry about your lines being "straight". It also "strengthens" the seam area because it covers the seam, so no chance of the seam coming apart.

    (Sometimes my seams are less than 1/4"...just because I'm trying to make the block square and I might be a thread or two short on one particular piece. I know, I know...I'm probably the only one with this problem!)
    I love that wave stitch. I sneak over and use my friend's machine because she has it and I don't. And I use the same technique for "squaring up" small inaccuracies in the fabric edges...thought everyone did it.

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    King Tut, and I think the color you are looking for is called "Baby Tut" or "Little Tut". LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this thread!

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    I love using Variagated thread. YLI thread is good, King Tut, Gutermann makes some too.

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    I like King Tut variegated thread and love it. And it seams to last forever.

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    King Tut, lovely to work with, also used it for hand quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    If it's truly SID, do you even see the thread? Is it worth the cost of the variegated?
    That was my question too.

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    This may seem like a silly question, but why would you want to use varigated thread and when would you use it?

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    It is really pretty!
    wonderful on a quilt with a meandering or feathers or well just about anything!
    It really makes the quilting noticable- makes it POP!

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