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Thread: white thread on black-ish batting? Yes, I did!!!!!

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    white thread on black-ish batting? Yes, I did!!!!!

    My t-shirt quilt had a blue/black mottled backing. I used black thread in the bobbin. But .. the t-shirts were white, red, blue, and green so I matched the top thread to the shirt. All was well except for the white shirts. The top thread poked through a little bit on the back no matter how I tried to adjust the tension to eliminate it. So .. out came the Sharpie and .. I colored (I made sure the stitch was locked and not just laying on the fabric. All seemed well so ... I colored.) :0
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    Yep, been there done that. Gotta love those sharpies.

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    Sharpies to the rescue again!

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    way to go...

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    That's a winner.
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    Sometimes ya just gotta do it...and I have!
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    Hey, my stitches have gone across where they weren't supposed to and I've "colored". So be it!
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    Great fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sometimes after you wash it, the dots poking through disappear which would eliminate the extra work.

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    Yep, me too...I really don't think anyone will notice!

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    I caught a great sale on Sharpies last summer, so I purchased one of every color! They only get used in the sewing room.

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    I did this on an Advent calendar -- I used white thread and then used markers to match the thread to the color in the print. DD kept asking what kind of thread I used and how did I get the right color in the right place. I finally told her -- and it did withstand a number of washings (I ironed over it before I washed it to make sure it set).
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    sharpies are a great quilting tool
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    I have a supply of Sharpies in just about all colors, I bought them when I realized what a big help they are in the making of quilts. I have had some fabrics that have had little imperfections in them - I just color them in with my Sharpie of the same color, I have also blended 2 colors to get a better match. Gotta love Sharpies!
    Aronel aka Lee

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    Yep, sharpies are quilters' friends! But do be careful. Once I made a small, appliqued wall hanging. Some of the fabric on front was white while the backing was a dark purple print. Some of the white thread showed up on the back so I colored the white spots with a matching purple sharpie. It seemed like a good idea EXCEPT the purple ink migrated through the white thread to the front! The batting did not make a difference. That was sickening but I found some cotton white lace trim with little flowers. I cut the white flowers apart and stitched them down over the purple spots. Whew!

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