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Old 07-26-2009, 05:19 PM
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I am making two bags for host gifts. I have all ready topped stitched one of the two panels for the first bag in black thread. (photos attached) So I will finish that bag in black. The black thread shows on the black fabric better in the photo then in person because of the flash. I am wondering if gray thread would look better because it would show up better on the black fabric.

So here are the questions in my mind I'm trying to answer:

Would gray thread look better?

Would gray thread look to soft?

Should I just do the second bag with black thread and not worry about loosing the pattern of the black thread on the black fabric?


Panel for 2nd bag that I have not topped stitched.
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Panel for 1st bag that I have topped stitched.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:27 PM
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With the colors you are using, either one will be fine. I actually LIKE my topstitching to show, so my preference would be for the black! :lol:
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:37 PM
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hmmm, was going to suggest using scrap and trying both colors,...what about using white? I am taking it, that you WANT your topstitching to show as an embellishment?
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:42 PM
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i use a thread that would not blend in.

i too like my top stitching thread to show beside i don't do any subtle.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:43 PM
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I would go with a bright white or color that will show off your work. Love your fabrics they look fun :)
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:59 PM
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I'm afraid a white would be lost on the white fabric as the black is lost on the black fabric. That is why I am playing with the idea of gray. It would show on all of the fabrics. I not sure if gray would be to soft. I have light gray thread. I guess a dark gray might be better.

Yes, the stitch is an embellishment. So, I want it to show.

The black is okay, but.... Of course it might just be me looking at it to long. :D
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:03 PM
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Personally I would use black thread.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:32 PM
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I think it depends on the look you are going after...black, grey or white would be pretty :D :D :D
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If you want it to show, why not try red or yellow (on a scrap first, of course)?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:26 AM
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i think black would be just fine. looking good btw :D
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