3 thoughts on “Stitching Tips and Techniques

  1. When you baste for a counted thread (drawn and pulled included), do you prefer to use light or dark sewing threads? I’ve always used lighter thread, but see more experienced stitchers use dark.

    • Well, I like to use a medium color thread. A light color is difficult for me to see and some dark colors can leave a “residue” when removed. I stay away from black, reds and dark blues. I prefer a brown. Of course, it will depend upon the color of your fabric.

      • Thank you! I can still see the lighter threads, so I’ll stick with those for now. I also didn’t light the little dark fuzzies with a darker colored thread. I used a dark brown on a battenburg piece one time that made it look like little weavils marched through it.

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