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Thread: need help color thread?

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    Senior Member Monie's Avatar
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    dont laugh at the quilt.lol but what color thread would you use to quilt and how?
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    I would use a dark grey. As long as you want your quilting to show. If not, use a light grey.

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    thank you would like your opinion on the quilt. i can take and need constructive crititism.

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    I love your quilt! What are you putting for the back? I would coordinate your thread with the backing so the quilting pattern will show up.

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    You could use a variegated thread.

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    where would you quilt i only do in the ditch but where?

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    I think it's a really nice top. For the quilting, maybe an all over meander/stippling

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    i dont have any varigated thread.

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    You could do all over stippling or you could do diagonals so that it looks like an X in each box, or you could do square in square in square in each square so that you have 3 or 4 different sized squares in each one...or...Hmmm....

    Honestly, I'd use a natural color (mine is actually called "natural") or a cream color. Looks beautiful!

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    I only do simple patterns now this is my first quilt pic did not think worthy . But I needed help. Thank you. Monie

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    very nice. i agree with the dark gray if you want to see the quilting or a lighter color to blend in.

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    It is beautiful I love batiks. I would use grey thread and stitch in the ditch will work Although I love the idea of variegated thread also If you havent done stippling try it out on something else before you do this quilt

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    My 16yr old granddaughter wants this quilt she likes bright colors. Thank ya any more advise would be gladly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monie
    My 16yr old granddaughter wants this quilt she likes bright colors. Thank ya any more advise would be gladly appreciated.
    You could use most any colour. The variegateds can create a different look.

    As suggested above, I'd take into account the backing colour when deciding on the thread colour. And too, your 16 yo DGD ... if she has a favourite colour, you just might want to use it!

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    I would use variegated.

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    I love scrappy quilts. Your quilt is nice and bright. I find with each quilt I learn and fine tune my piecing and quilting skills. You are on the right track! Keep up the good work:)

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    What colour does your granddaughter want? My 15 year old always has definite ideas on everything including what colour thread :)

    Love the quilt!

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    I would coordinate the thread with the backing.

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    Whats your DGD favorite color??? use that and those blocks with that color will 'POP' too then could bind with that color too. So will be definitively her quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    I love your quilt! What are you putting for the back? I would coordinate your thread with the backing so the quilting pattern will show up.
    I think this is a good idea. :thumbup:

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    She picked a light purple with flowers and has white in it for the back. Purple is her favorit color.

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    Your quilt looks great. To quilt it you might try doing 1/4 inch of each side of all the seams. It is easy to do and gives a great look. You could also do the same using a decorative stitch if you wanted to use one of the bright colors in the quilt. Much easier than SID and easier to control than meander-I think anyway. Enjoy the process, I know your daughter will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kehoeta
    I would use a dark grey. As long as you want your quilting to show. If not, use a light grey.
    I would audition shades of grey. I use it so often

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    It is a beautiful quilt!!!

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