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What colour thread for quilting?

Pearl

What colour thread for quilting?
« on: July 15, 2019, 20:21:47 PM »
My curved bargello is almost ready for sandwiching so I am pondering thread for quilting.  I had thought of using a variegated YLI thread as recommended by @Iminei , but most of them seem to include green.  What colour do you think would be best for this? 



TIA






Ploshkin

Re: What colour thread for quilting?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 21:00:20 PM »
I think that the star of this quilt will be the colours and the clever helix design.  The quilting can be functional rather than decorative and I would probably use a neutral colour (grey?)
How are you planning on quilting it?
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rubywishes

Re: What colour thread for quilting?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 21:11:06 PM »
Completely agree with Ploshkin..with a Bargello you really want to highlight the piecing. I would use either a soft grey or perhaps even consider using Superior Monopoly invisible thread....but only in the needle, I'd still use a neutral thread in the bobbin. It's a lovely Bargello and is going to look stunning when you've quilted it.  :loveit:
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RJR_38

Re: What colour thread for quilting?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 06:35:45 AM »
Another one for the silvery grey colour. Bottom line do a great one that just ‘disappears’. I have used it when I have complex PP designs to quilt and I don’t want to detract from them,

Iminei

Re: What colour thread for quilting?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 06:38:46 AM »
Have you a pic of it ready for layering Pearl ???

I'm afraid I know what I would do with this beauty, but you probably dont want to hear it ...

Spoiler: show
I would quilt each colour with a matching thread in a gentle curved line, through the middle of each square, echoing the shape of that particular sweep of colour.


Never make it easy for myself do I ???   :devil:
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BrendaP

Re: What colour thread for quilting?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2019, 08:27:52 AM »
I'm with the others, the bargello piecing is the star of the show, so a neutral grey for the quilting and nothing too fancy.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Acorn

Re: What colour thread for quilting?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2019, 08:42:55 AM »
No idea about the colour, but I just wanted to say that that is incredible!!!  0_0
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Pearl

Re: What colour thread for quilting?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 18:00:30 PM »
Thanks all for your replies.  I'm going to quilt it diagonally across each square.  I usually like to make it difficult for myself too, @Iminei  but in this case, I'm going to take the advice and go for silver grey.  It's not quite ready for its pic to be taken. 

Thanks, @Acorn.  It has been more like a jigsaw than a quilt as I've been copying Jan's quilt, like you would copy the picture on the lid a jigsaw.   :)