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    Default Re: Quilting thread colors

    No expert here, but I've FMQ'd over 100 quilts this past year. I found that the best thing for me is to match the thread to the backing since I'm not quite talented to want the back to be the showpiece. The front usually blends well with that backing so the thread works...at least for me.

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    Default Re: Quilting thread colors

    If you want the threads to blend, I would choose a gray or silver color. If you want the threads to stand out, black or white. Even red if you dare But I also would take the backing color into account. If the backing is busy, a smoke or silver color will hide well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenC View Post
    I think a light gray would blend with all your colors very well, especially a 50 or 60wt. Love your quilt.
    I agree, this is just what I was thinking.


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    My vote is light gray thread. Variegated would also be a great choice, though it may upstage the blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenC View Post
    I think a light gray would blend with all your colors very well, especially a 50 or 60wt. Love your quilt.
    I was going to say the same thing.....maybe a silver gray color thread. The quilt looks great.
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    Default Re: Quilting thread colors

    check out Quilting Is My Therapy website by Angela Walters. She quilts ALL of Tula Pink's quilts. You can get some ideas from her. I believe I saw a tutorial of hers once where she said she uses a lime green (or similar green) -- Aurifil I think -- when quilting an entire quilt with bright fabrics.
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    Default Re: Quilting thread colors

    I would use white/off white for the whole top to show off the quilting, or you could change colors when you reach the last border. Your quilt is just beautiful.

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    I would choose pale grey as it would show up but not dominate your blocks or the sashing. Can't wait to see it finished!

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    Default Re: Quilting thread colors

    I would try a light yellow 50wt thread for the lighter areas and maybe change to a light to medium grey for the darker areas... you can use different matching threads for every block, but this depends on how much time you can or want to spend with the quilting.
    I often have problems when the thread shows to much on the fabric I get kind of cramped and make more mistakes than usual
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    Default Re: Quilting thread colors

    I can't offer an opinion as I am inexperienced but just wanted to say how great the quilt looks so far, can't wait to see it when it's done!

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