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Longarm Threads

Quality thread is essential for quality quilting.

We use InnovaTech and Superior Omni. Both are clean, high quality 40 wt poly threads which give a stitch and appearance that our customers love.

You may choose a color on our ORDER FORM and specify light, medium or dark. OR select Quilter's Choice and specify if you want us to blend to background or choose a color that is in the quilt.

longarm quilting threads at Apple Basket Quilting

Color ideas and considerations

Taupe thread provides just the right contrast to showcase the beautiful quilting design chosen for this Dresden Plate while the piecing remains the focus.

For this quilt with two colors and high contrast and lots  of negative space, the thread choices are obvious: green or white, either of which works well. The green selected gives a nice balance of focus for both quilting and piecing.

Soft blue thread for minimal visibility is chosen to longarm quilt top
Maize and blue quilt | a modern quilt with contemporary longarm quilting design
Taupe thread makes quilting design visible
Green thread on white negative space highlights quilting
Pineapple Quilt with thread color chosen to blend in the background

The background fabric is half blue and half white. Blue thread would be too strong against the white.

Either white thread or a soft yellow work very well. White gives only the impression of the design and soft yellow would have given a slight contrast.

Design note: Contempo is stunning on this modern quilt


Piecing like this definitely calls for a thread color that melts ito the background. The quilting is subtle but beautiful

Lots of choices available here depending on the desired look: white, pale blue, soft yellow or pale green all work. This is actually a light blue that almost appears white.

Purple Quilting backing with Pickup Sticks longarm quilting design

Purple thread is excellent. The geometric Pickup Sticks designs is stunning on the back and is gorgeous on the purple and blue quilt top. 

Turquoise is great thread color choice to longarm this quilt
Large quilt for longarm quilting and machine binding service

Turquoise thread without a doubt. While so many different colors would be pretty on the front, turquoise really pops on the flamingo backing

Sand Dollar longarm quilt design available at Apple Basket Quilting
elegant longarm quilting by Apple Basket Quilting

One of our favorite InnovaTech thread colors is Scotch, and it creates lovely golden swirls on this elegant quilt

Gray, white, blue, mustard and coral are beautifully pieced and provide a variety of thread color choices. The quilter wanted the  Sand Dollar quilting design to stand out on the white border. Coral thread shows up nicely and ties the outer border to the pop of coral in the piecing.

I text images to help you choose your thread color

I often text images to my mail-in longarm customers to show them what thread colors look like on their quilt top.  

Two shades of green thread shown on quilt top to help customer choose
Two pink thread colors shown against a quilt top
longarm quilting thread shown against a quilt top to help decide on color
Quilting thread color suggestions in photo to help customer choose
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