The color of thread that you quilt your quilt with can make or break the quilt design, and that color choice can be tough if the fabrics you’re quilting with have multiple colors. In this video, Heather Thomas shows you how easy it can really be to choose the right thread. Remember: when in doubt on a color choice, choose a tone!
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When you see a spool of thread how do you know its a tone or a hue of a color. They don’t put that info on the spool do they?
No, they do not tend to put that information on the spool. An easy way to think about it is- to think of the hue as the actual color and a tone as a variation on that color. Tones are made by either adding white or black to a hue. So, for example: a hue could be a primary blue color and a tone could be a slightly lighter or darker version.
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What if you have different color solid blocks, Would you use beige and wouldn’t it show on the bright or dark colors
That depends on how you plan to quilt your quilt. If you are going to be doing different quilting in different areas of your blocks/quilt top- you can change out the thread color as you go.
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Thanks for this video, I was starting to work on a quilt today and of couse now I have a better knowledge of choosing the corret thread color Thanks, Agan. Denise M. Ocala, Fl
Loved this video! Would like to see more color samples, this might help myself and others. Thanks!