by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

I have found 3 reels of varigated thread and was thinking of using them for FSL bookmarks. Has anybody done this and if so, did you use a plain colour in the bobbin? I was thinking it might go further if I could use a plain colour but was wondering whatb it would look like. Thanks, from wet south west England!

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by lique 09 May 2012

Look forward to seeing what you have decided to do!

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amazinggrace by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

Stitching now so I'll post later.

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by claudenicolas 09 May 2012

Very interesting

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by sdrise 09 May 2012

Use the same thread in the bobbin. Makes for a better looking bookmark or any FSL (free standing lace) project. Suzanne

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amazinggrace by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

Thanks.

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by muflotex 09 May 2012

depends mostly I take one that shows up on the lightest shade and the darkest shade too, like you would pick a thread for quilting
take what you like best for the color you have

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amazinggrace by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

Thank you.

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by maryanns66 09 May 2012

Any time I use variegated thread for FSL projects, I pick either the lightest or darkest color in the variegated thread and match my bobbin thread accordingly. I love the finished result. It kinda makes the piece reversible. I also often use a different color top and bobbin for many FSL designs. I just like the look and either side looks great.
Hugs

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amazinggrace by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

Thanks.

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by leenova54 09 May 2012

I used bobbin thread in the bobbin when I used a pastel blues colored one and it looked OK, the back was just a paler color of the pastel. In a darker color variegated I might use a medium matching color.

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amazinggrace by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

Thank you.

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by hightechgrammy 09 May 2012

I love using variegated thread for FSL! I use the same on top and bottom, but I think I'll give crafter's idea a try too.

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amazinggrace by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

Thanks.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 09 May 2012

I have done this and I used a solid color that would support the variegated. I found using variegated in the bobbin as well muddled the colors. In the end it is a personal preference. Have fun

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amazinggrace by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

Thank you.

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by edithfarminer 09 May 2012

I would definately use same thread in bobbin as the top for FSL

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amazinggrace by amazinggrace 09 May 2012

Thanks.

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