One of my hesitations in taking up applique was the cost of multiple spools of thread. All these applique pieces, ranging dozens of colors and shades, and the advice is "match the thread to the applique?" Who can afford that?
DMC 50-wt. Machine Embroidery Thread
My dear friend, Lauri, told me about this fabulous DMC 50-wt Machine Embroidery thread for hand applique! Hmm... it works! I bought a few neutral colors, and, so far, all of them blend fabulously in my appliques. In fact, the thread seems to melt into the fabric.
And this, my friends, is why I listen to my friends!
Off to applique my cupcakes!