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dickiesdarlin

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I have a quilt that has a black back and front is light browns and tans with farm themed panels. I am unsure what color of thread to use. I usually match top and bobbin threads and try to match backing but I don't think black top thread would really distract from the panels and if I use light thread on top I am afraid if I have any tension issues the top thread would really show up on the backing. Just wondering what others do with this kind of quilt. Customer wants custom so that means lots of starts and stops. Help!!

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What about a dark charcoal for the bobbin, looks good on black, and medium neutral on the top. If the bobbin happens to show on the top ever slightly, it won't stand out to badly. Do a test area, and adjust your tension if you need to, (loosen the bobbin) so the top thread isn't showing on the back?  I did, (confession) on one quilt hide a few stitches that came through with a light touch of a permanent fabric sharpie.

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