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« on: May 10, 2008 11:06:50 AM »

I'm finishing up a baby quilt (to stash for when I have one of my own!!) and I really don't want visible thread for the quilting. I'm doing "in the ditch" quilting but the thread will still show some. Is it safe to use transparent nylon thread?? I don't want to make anything dangerous and not be able to use it!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 11:19:17 AM »

if it's not going to be an heirloom quilt maybe.... but if you want it to be around forever, you should always use the same material as your fabric; ie, cotton fabric w/ cotton sewing thread, silk w/ silk, etc. the reason is, that polyester and silk are much stronger than cotton, and with time *and much use, as a baby quilt will surely get!* the polyester, or whatever you've used will actually CUT through your cotton. but if that doesn't bother you, as far as safety goes, i would say that if your child did get a piece of of nylon thread off that quilt, i would say, it would pose a choking hazard, and i should know, my one year will eat ANYTHING!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 01:38:15 PM »

Thanks a bunch!! I figured it was a bad idea, but after a marathon 5 hour homework session I really don't feel like running to JoAnns for some coordinating cotton thread! Oh well...that's a project to finish for another day!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008 02:56:41 PM »

hey, we all understand that! and i do applique which you have to match every thread color match every tiny little piece of fabric, which reminds me of something i literally just thought of while writing this post! you can use varrying shades of gray thread, and it really is much easier to match value than to match every single color in your quilt! for a quilt it may be harder to match, depending on the VALUE of the fabics you've used, but it basically goes like this, for white use white thread, for LIGHT fabrics a light gray, medium for medium and so on.... take your quilt to the fabric store, and you can match up the colors of thread. the only factor would be what it would look like from the back of the quilt.... i've never tried this... could you maybe post a picture of the quilt top?
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008 03:18:32 PM »

Here is a pic of a small section of it..the rest of the quilt is just the same idea over and over again. It's hanging on my craftline too thats why it looks so crooked.


http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa169/jadedgreeneyes_84/SNV31558.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008 04:19:25 PM »

you know, i think they gray might work since you're doing in-the-ditch! bc all your fabrics are basically medium values. anyways, let us know what you do with it!! i'll be excited to see!
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