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What color thread would you use?

Old 11-07-2011, 08:16 PM
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I would like to make a red and white quilt. What color thread should I use? I've been debating but can't decide. Red? White? Grey? Neutral?
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:36 PM
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What do you want to do with the thread? Quilt? Use red. Sew blocks together? White or grey. IMHO
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:50 PM
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Oops forgot to mention that it's for making the blocks. I don't want the thread to show or bleed. That wouldn't be good.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:52 PM
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White, then. Show us pics when it gets finished. I love red and white quilts.
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I use up old thread to piece quilts n always go with lighter colors on lighter fabric n darker colors on darker fabrics. I have not had a problem yet of thread showing.
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Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
Oops forgot to mention that it's for making the blocks. I don't want the thread to show or bleed. That wouldn't be good.
I would use a neutral....cream or light gray works well for me.
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I think white, too. I did a blue and white and used the white.
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I'd use a neutral. I was taught neutral for light colors and gray for dark colors
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:05 AM
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To join the blocks together - steel grey. To quilt - check the dominant colour and choose a contrasting one if you want oomph or a harmonising varigated grey if you want it to be more 'blendable'.
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I read on here a while back that someone was using up the bits and pieces of thread for her piecing and that is what I started doing. Great way to get rid of odds and ends and it does not show so no one knows
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