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  • traildancer
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    I made a Quatrefoil in blues and used a dark blue for the backing. I put variegated blue thread in the bobbin and on top and the back was like a whole cloth quilt! It turned out great. Even though it is high contrast, I think the contrast is so great that your eye doesn't see the bobbles and there were bobbles aplenty.

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  • jjkaiser
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    I don't know how to machine quilt, but if you have any scraps leftover I would do some samples of one or two colors you are considering so you don't practice on the real thing!

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  • Quentin the quilter
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    I have done quilts in the past with high contrasting thread. If you do it right, you will end up with a wow!

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  • Carlie Wolf
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    I've used high contrast on the front of quilting and with many it looks great (some, not so). In the beginning I didn't realize you could used a different color bobbin thread (not sure why I thought this LOL). So I now use an off white or similar bobbin thread and the contrasting top thread. Don't forget to post a pic when you are done, we'd love to see it!

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  • Bubby
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    High contrast quilting is beautiful if you can do it well. It really shows every little jiggle and wiggle. I might attempt it with my embroidery machine, but not free motion.

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  • stationarymom
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    I say go for it ,unless you really want your quilting to be noticeable.

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  • Cokie
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    Quilting with contrasting threat

    I am making a tote bag that has a lot of dark blue in the fabric. It's a charm tote bag from batiks in shades of tan and blues. I've made several of these in different fabrics and have always quilted them with a white or off-white thread on my embroidery machine, but I'm thinking of using dark blue for the quilting on this one. I'm using an all-over stipple pattern. What do you think? I'm new to using my embroidery machine to quilt and I'm loving it but a little afraid of stepping out of the box on this one.
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