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« on: June 12, 2012 09:59:12 AM »

I'm working on a quilt and I was looking for advice on thread. Everything is ready to go to be quilted but I'm not sure what colour my thread should be!

The quilt has a dark blue squares, light yellow squares and then a variety of patterned squares with blue, yellow and other soft "baby" colours in it.

I'm not sure if I should use two different threads for my quilting. If I go light, it will show up really stark on the dark blue squares and blend more on the other squares, but if I go dark I'll have the opposite. Is this going to look ok? I'm not a very experienced quilter so I'm not sure what is right here.

As a side note, I would say I have an even number of dark and light squares.

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012 10:45:44 AM »

I'd probably go light blue or off white!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012 02:33:03 PM »

I always think simple white or cream never looks out of place whatever colour the fabrics are.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012 03:41:29 PM »

I think a dark yellow (like sunflowers) might look nice as well as the colors already suggested.  No matter what you do the thread will show on some of the fabrics, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012 09:07:18 AM »

I would use light blue or dark yellow for the whole thing
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012 07:33:17 AM »

Are you hand or machine quilting?  If by hand, it is really easy to switch colors, though contrasting colors can look really cool.  For machine quilting, my default color is  gray because it just blends in so well . . .  that said, I think  light to medium yellow would also work, even on the blue.  If you have any scrap fabric left, you could test first.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012 08:05:19 AM »

Thanks for the all the advice. I'm going to go with a medium yellow and I picked it out yesterday. I'll post pics when its all said and done Cheesy!!
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