I decided to try the variegated thread again, because this batik Turning 20 quilt really wanted some variegated thread. (I pieced this for my mom to quilt on her machine a couple years ago.)
When quilting it on my mom's long arm, I had an "Aha" moment.
While the bobbin thread and spool of thread are wound in different orders, you can still pull the bobbin thread up so the light areas match.
I did that every time I started the quilting and pulled the bobbin thread up.
That made it so that there weren't any dark spots from the bobbin showing in the light sections. I was surprised with how well it worked. I will definitely be using variegated threads a little more often now.
Do you like using variegated thread for machine quilting?
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what other quilters are up to.
P.P.S. I am still working on the tutorial for the quilt ladder. I am hoping to have it finished next week.