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Tangerine_Dreams
« on: May 01, 2009 04:12:09 PM »

I'll be starting the quilting on my baby Mermaid quilt this weekend, and can't decide what color thread to quilt with.  I'm thinking white for the top, and pink that matches the solid on the backing?  Or should I go with white/white or pink/pink? 

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anaximander
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009 06:43:38 PM »

mmm... I think it depends on how exactly you're going to quilt it (wander, shadow, etc), but I'd definitely go white or slightly off white on the back.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009 01:29:44 AM »

If I were quilting it, no matter what style of quilting, I'd be going with a red/pink variegated for the top and a white bobbin thread for the back.
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shout4joy
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009 05:03:45 AM »

I'd be leaning toward a light pink or a pink variegated.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009 06:42:06 AM »

Wow, lots of people recommending contrasting thread - personally my machine quilting skills are not yet at a place where I would feel comfortable doing that, but if you do, that is awesome.  I would do what you originally said - pink bobbin thread and white top thread.  I don't think you would have to worry about switching the top thread because I think white would blend in pretty well to most of those fabrics. 
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Tangerine_Dreams
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009 08:05:46 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I'm still open to opinions! Smiley 

I think my main concern was the backing.  I like the idea of white thread on the front, as I don't feel it would take away from the cute prints, but white on the back may be a little too "busy" for my tastes?  I may do a sample later and try out different kinds.....and I *do* have some variegated pink thread...hmmmmmmmm.....

I think I'm just going to stipple quilt the whole thing. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009 12:31:37 PM »

my reasoning for not using two different threads is that if your stitches are not perfectly balanced, you get pokies of the wrong color.

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