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Finca Perle Cotton

Finca Perle Cotton

If you spend anytime on Flickr you’ve noticed a lot of really beautiful hand quilting emerging. I’ve decided to give it a try myself. Corey clued me in to Yarn Bazaar and I last weekend I ordered a variety of colors from them. These are Finca Perle Cotton, size 8.

Finca Perle Cotton

I plan on using Anna Maria Horner’s tutorial to get started.

I also picked up the Finca color card. It’s really nice – well worth the $12. I just hate trying to match colors on the computer monitor. If anyone is looking for a thread to match a particular fabric, just let me know and if I have the fabric, I will do a comparison for you!

Finca Perle Cotton

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We are going to be doing some work outside now that it has stopped raining. Hope it is nice wherever you may be!

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26 Responses to “Finca Perle Cotton”

  1. 1

    So very pretty! You’re going to love it =). Thanks for the link, these are WAY cheaper than DMC perle cotton. I’ll have to try them!

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    Dana says:

    thanks for sharing that link. I ordered some pearle cottons online this afternoon, never having hand quilted a stitch in my life before! I thik this tutorial will help me out too :-)

  3. 3

    What’s the difference? Have you notices any quality differences?

    I ask since I use DMC perle cotton 8. I get them for 2.26 at 123 stitch.com .

  4. 4
    Corey says:

    I’m so glad that I could help! You picked out such gorgeous colors and I agree, that color card is a life saver!! =)

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    Jessica says:

    So, so pretty! I can’t wait to see what you stitch up with those gorgeous colors.
    I’m looking forward to the good weather this weekend, too!

  6. 6
    Ruth says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely!

  7. 7

    Looking forward to seeing your stitching/quilting with the Finca yarns. You have a nice rainbow of colours there and a very kind offer to colour match.

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    SewLindaAnn says:

    Love the pics of the threads, and thanks for the site link. Can’t wait to check it out! I love color cards, my Kona Cotton card is indispensable!

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    Sherry says:

    LOL, I’ve been hand quilting a twin size quilt with FIVE other ladies, we meet once a month for several hours of quilting and we’ve been working on the same quilt for over TWO years!! : )

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    anna says:

    love these! thanks for the link, I’ve been wanting to order some, so this was a great reminder! :)

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    Yolanda says:

    Just lovely! I have wanted to try hand quilting for quite some time now and your post inspired me to do so :)

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    Lynne says:

    Such pretty colours. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  13. 13

    Okay, I swear this is the last comment I’ll leave today- I just keep finding such good stuff here! What a treasure of a blog you have. :) I’ve been looking for a good perle cotton source forever – thanks!

  14. 14
    Laura Beech says:

    So were you serious when you said you could color match fabric?? I am wanting to join a quilt along I saw on Clover and Violet. I have some Central Park by Kate Spain but I didn’t know how to go about choosing my thread colors. Do you have any Central Park? I need to find 9 colors to go with it. Here is what I am planning on doing with it.
    http://www.cloverandviolet.com/2011/05/embroidery-101-stitch-quilt-along.html

    You just might have made my day.

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      Faith says:

      Laura I am totally serious. :) I actually only have 3 prints of the Central Park left but I can match to those. I have the orange and purple background with the green trees, the blue geometric/rectangle print and the orange print with white flowers. I actually do have a pretty good memory of the grey/tan and light yellow so I can recommend based on those as well.

      I’d suggest the following numbers Finca Perle:
      Light Yellow – #1137
      Orange – #1237
      Green/Olive – #4812
      Off White – #3000
      Dark Purple – #2246
      Light Purple – #2397
      Dark Turquoise – #3664
      Light Turquoise – #3556
      Grey – #8742
      Dark Brown – #8083

      I know that’s more than you need, but hey, it’s good to have options, right? :) Hope that helps!

  15. 16
    Laura Beech says:

    Faith. You are awesome!!!! I can’t wait to order them. This quilt along looks so fun.
    P.S. I have had fun exploring your blog. The quilts are awesome especially the rainbow ones. I love anything with rainbows.

  16. 17
    Catherine says:

    Hi Faith, just found you beautiful blog through searching for a good source of perle cotton. Was wondering whether you could help me out in matching colours for a quilt I’ve made using Bonnie and Camille’s “Bliss” fabrics. I need 4 colours.

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    Stacey says:

    I keep clicking back to this post while wandering around blogland, and am just floored by how pretty your selection is each time. I think that I will finally get myself a set! But, there are so many colors there, I just couldn’t decide. Would you mind listing the ones in your pretty pyramid? You have such a great variety, that I think it would be a nice pack to start with. I know this is a somewhat old post, so I hope you see this! :)

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    Kim says:

    I really enjoy your blog. Full of colors and great information. I was wondering if you could suggest a few colors for my Strawberry Fields (Moda) quilt… I’m thinking about red, green and blue. :o) Thanks!

  19. 22
    Cindy says:

    Hi there! I was wondering what the orange color is on your picture of Finca Perle Cotton, size 8? I need a regular orange and not sure what shade to order. Thank you!

  20. 24
    Kristy says:

    I am looking for a couple of colours….to match the bright blue and green the A Stitch in Color for Moda. Do you have any?

    Thanks..in anticipation!

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    Deanna says:

    A colour card would be so handy right now – thanks for your offer to help!
    I am looking for thread to match Domestic Bliss. I’m hoping to hand quilt my Hexy MF and I am having trouble matching threads via my screen.
    Thanks so much!

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