Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tip to help choose the color of your Quilting thread

We love all the choices available in variegated quilting threads today. 

Often we will unroll quite a bit of thread from the spool and lay it on top of our project .
We call this the audition process and usually several spools get a chance before the final decision is made. 

Our friend Mary Dittenber, a local long arm professional quilter saw our method and made a suggestion.
Try pooling your thread on your project, which was placing more thread a lot closer together  than we had been trying. 

Both the photo above and below show the pooling .
Mary finds this more accurate in how it will look on the finished quilt. 

Give it a try and see if it helps next time. 

What is your favorite way to select thread?
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  1. All these years I've been matching with a single thread! Thanks for the tip. Also -- love that bottom quilt block!

  2. Superb idea and makes a whole lot of sense.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love the colours used in your bottom block - rich, rich, rich.

    Cheers, from Oshawa Ontario.