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Thread: Christmas red...table topper top

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    Christmas red...table topper top

    Hi Ladies,
    The pattern: Cranberry Jam #411 by Perkins. The size is 26" x 26".

    This is the table topper I was working on that has Christmas red in it. I decided to just wash all of the fabric. I ran the fabric thru the rinse cycle twice and used color catchers with all of the fabrics.

    I haven't backed it yet, but I washed that fabric too.

    As far as quilting it I figure I'll stitch in the ditch. I have only used the clear thread for that. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestion on what thread to use?
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    That's a very cute table topper! You might want to use a medium gray thread or a beige one. You wouldn't want to keep changing threads, and those would blend fairly well. You could use the gray on the outer row and the beige on the center.

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    that is very pretty love the color choices.

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    Thanks ladies!

    The cream in this has faint yellow/gold in it also, although it isn't showing up on the photo.
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    What a pretty table topper!! Love your beautiful fabrics/colors. Was this a difficult pattern, looks like it might be fairly straight forward.
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    Very pretty table topper. I really like the fabrics and colors you used.
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    That's very pretty and colorful. I have been making some table runners that I started before C hristmas and didn't get to finish until now. I had some similar to yours with the cream background and I used cream color thread which looked fine to me. If you get off a stitch it doesn't show up as much as a colored thread would on the cream fabric.

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    Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happynana View Post
    that is very pretty love the color choices.
    I agree! It's beautiful! I'd try to make my quilting as subtle as possible, I think. Please post again after you're all done.
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    Thanks ladies~

    I probably won't work on putting it together until next weekend. Unless of course the stars and moon align correctly then I'll have time during the week.
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    Beautiful table topper, wonderful piecing.
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    I love it! Never too early to start with christmas!
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    Very nice!!
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    Great job, I love it!!!

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    That is so cute - I love the colors; and you made the right choice of prewashing - (just in case!!!).
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    I love this.
    Great job.
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    Really pretty!

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    You did a great job. You might contact Threadmongers.com about Invisifil thread it is great for quilting

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    Now that is stunning,what a great job you did.
    God Bless you all.
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    It looks wonderful! Nice job!

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    This is really pretty. Love the fabrics you used.

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