Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Another question, I almost always use white thread, but on a quilt I did last year, I used a combo of some colored thread and white, with the color matching the thread. I was not really fond of the back side of the quilt as the backing was white. I thought I would like the way it looked but it seemed to be, I don't know, just not antique enough on my antique quilt. Maybe if I did a backing in color sometime. But I have always used white backing. What do you think about colored thread? thanks
On another post I just read someone said (regarding colored quilting on back) she does not look at the back of her quilts that often, just wants the front to look good. I tried matching color thread on a fairly modern type quilt with brights on the front and dark back. I did not like the first block or two (front) so took it out and went back to white - looked more like my grandmother's quilts and quilting. That said, I would still like to use color sometime, but don't know if I'm ready to get so modern! Most of my last quilts have been lighter colored so white/off white was called for.
Depending on what kind of quilt I am doing. I almost always use the off white but if it is a Christmas project I mostly use variegated thread and it makes it pop. I also love the look of metallic threads but they are difficult to work with as they fray so easy, I do use fray check on it after I thread the needle and it does help.
I have never seen this thread, where do you purchase it? I have seen that Sulky has a new variegated cotton thread but none of the stores in my area carry it yet.
I use colored threads a lot - but my quilts aren't the antique ones like you do. I usually have a white or light backing; but have used light blue, yellow, a pastel variegated, and black on the Amish one I did. You do either love the backing or not - my kids love to turn the quilts over and let the quilting on the back show.
The common thread,,, I like that. I am a wedding officiant, and one of the lines I almost always use in my services is it is threads that bind us together, hundreds of tiny threads, I always find that appropriate for me. ( I have a wedding tomorrow afternoon here in Cozumel!) Anyway I will try to find that newsletter and check it out! thanks
I tried to access the article but it appears that you have to buy the current issue of the magazine.