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Thread: What color thread to us

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    So with a colorful top like this, what color thread should I use to quilt it? Should I change color for every section?
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    match the backing

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    Don't know, but GO BROWNS and GO TRIBE!!

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    I would use a neutral ecru.

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    good suggestion, thanks

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    Personally when in doubt , pick a varigated.

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    tan/brown. Football season is almost here...YEA cooler weather:):)

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    neutrals- gray's blend in very well on busy colorful quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Quilter
    match the backing
    The judges at the fair didn't like it that I didn't match the backing thread for my hand quilting

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    You match the backing? Don't that cover up the design of front?

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    I see lots of orange - except in the white area - I'd change to a white thread for that area.

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    Don't know how much work it would be, but I say go bold and use contrasting color thread for each section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Don't know, but GO BROWNS and GO TRIBE!!
    +1 :)

    and Buckeyes.

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    By the way, to answer your question, you can change with each block row and it wouldn't be that big of a deal. For instance, for the Browns fabric use a brown or an orange, for the Tribe fabric use a navy , the golf bags --a green.
    Your quilt design would be easy to quilt by sections of color/ fabric.

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    i would use a variagated thread for the dark and probably change color for the light section.

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