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I took 3 quilts to my long-arm quilter this morning. They were all different: one in Christmas prints, one in black, white and grays, one the book cover quilt I just finished in lots of happy kid colors. And the backings were very different, too. I ended up choosing 3 quilting patterns and one color, gray. It ended up being the best color for all 3 tops. Kris said that when she started in the machine quilting business, it was always cream, tan, and ivory threads. Now it's almost exclusively gray shades. I just thought it was interesting that our idea of neutral seems to have changed over time. True for you?
Sue in IL
Maybe because there are a lot more the tones of gray fabric available ? Yes, gray is used much more often.
When I got my Innova, I was advised to get a cone of Glide's "Khaki" color. It's kind of an old gold color. I was doubtful but ... holy moley! ... that color goes with everything! Now I make sure that I am NEVER out of that color!
Pirate, I use a color like that for piecing. It seems to hide better in all except very light prints. Every time there's a thread sale, I buy another one.
Sue in IL
I love Glide's khaki...it really is the perfect blender.
Mine too Shelley - my go to is called Camel, & is probably very similar, just in another brand.
need to give you mine cone of So Fine then. I bought it and haven't used it even once. Always seem to pick gray something or other.
I switch between grey and khaki usually. I have light grey, medium grey, dark grey....heh. The khaki initially looks like a bright gold, but it is amazing how well it blends.
I think it's because Grey is the new "in" color. It was Taupe, and before that Beige...but I'll tell you, I use a light beige for piecing, and for quilting, typically something that hides well, though sometimes something that pops...depends on the quilt. :D