Last week I shared my Square in a Square scrap quilt and discussed my choice of quilting thread.
Today I will discuss my choice of piecing thread on a scrap quilt. I have been working on an ‘Easy Big Block’ Pineapple quilt, designed by Cindi Edgerton for McCall’s, using only white and red fabrics.
When I say ‘red fabric’, I really mean anything remotely looking red in my stash.
And then, of course, when I say ‘white fabric’, it could be beige, tan or snow white.
This type of quilt construction lends itself to a production line approach sewing strips of fabric to the paper foundation, following the numbers in order.
I don’t want to worry about my thread colour choice becoming an issue with each new fabric addition.
Here are the threads I considered on several pieced blocks.
I decided on the Aurifil Mako 40wt Colour 2900. It is ‘neutral’ enough to blend with my ‘white’ fabrics and ‘brown’ enough to blend with my ‘reds’.
I can wind several bobbins and sit and sew without changing my thread colour every time the fabric colour changes.
It is helpful to have a range of basic piecing colours so you can choose the right one for your current scrap piecing.
The ‘basic’ , or MUST HAVE Aurifil thread colours are different for each of us. What are yours? Personally I want them all!