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Thread: What colour for big stitch?

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    What colour for big stitch?

    Iíve decided this is the next ufo Iíll tackle. It needs quilting in the large white spaces. I want to put a different snowflake design in each space. Iíll do big stitch. But what colour??? Iím stuck on this decision. Would love to hear your suggestions.
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    If youíre doing a snowflake, why not a pale/icy blue?

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    Usually with Big Stitch you are wanting the design to really show, right? I would probably match the thread with the red fabric and get a "Toile" look.

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    ​I might use perle cotton burgundy in the little balls to match the quilt top. I prefer the perle cotton over embroidery thread as it is one strand and colourfast. Pretty top!

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    Whatever you decide will make it beautiful.
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    How about a metallic gold and silver thread to give it some sparkle?

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    I can't answer that question but that is one good looking quilt you've got there. Please post when it's completed. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue.ross.8782 View Post
    How about a metallic gold and silver thread to give it some sparkle?
    OhCanada ... How unique to do a different snowflake in each white space!

    I've looked at this a few times today and couldn't figure what was best.
    A matching red ... but I think that would be too harsh.
    White on White ... nice, but wouldn't show your work enough.

    I think Sue.Ross.8782 has nailed it .... add some bling for sparkly snowflakes.
    It looks like your black inner border has gold? .... so go for gold bling!

    Your snowflakes will sparkle and steal the show over the heavy red.
    Another winning quilt for sure!
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    I was going to say a matching burgundy until I read the suggestion for silver and gold metallic snowflakes. I bet that would really sing!

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    OhCanada ... I hope that with our suggestions for a gold bling thread,
    that there actually is something that is quiltable, to do the job!
    ..... but I have no idea!
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    White or off-white.

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    I'm sure whatever you decide will be perfect. Just wanted to say - your quilt is beautiful!
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    Metallic thread is fragile and frustrating to hand quilt. Some quilters are successful while others are not. Consider this when choosing.

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    Love your quilt. What is the pattern? Look forward to seeing what you decide to do.

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    I thought a deep blue metallic thread might look great or even a burgundy metallic. I just started seriously quilting and used metallic a lot on my home machine with success. The metallic also comes in multi colors.
    Your quilt will look stunning no matter what you use! Beautiful!

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    What is the element of your quilt that you want to highlight the most? The burgundy pattern? or, the big stitch snowflakes? If you use burgundy for the snowflakes, they will not be snowflakes; but, will balance the overall design. If you use very pale blue or white with a sparkle (metallic) the quilting will become the focus of your quilt. I would encourage you to stitch out a sample to see what you think-you can always make a pillow with your sample.

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    Its gorgeous now. Love that pattern and fabrics...I think i'd go with white thread! I feel any other color would detract from the bold blocks and draw the eye to the quilting. If your snow-flake design is elaborate, maybe you want it to dominate but if not, white or ivory would be my choice.
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