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cub colors for thread

Postby BigDaddy44 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:41 pm

Hello, I'm David D. Davis from Indiana. I have been a Cub enthusiast for about 60 years. My favorite was a new Fatmall '57. I had one restores about 30 0dd hears ago. I am in the process of restoring a '72 International Cub that belonged to my Dad. OK, this question may be a bit strange. I had
embroidery patterns made like the '57 (named "Otis" by my grandchildren) and the "72 (Ole' Yeller) I am struggling to get thread that for sure matches the IH paint. The best I can tell the tread needs to match: IH 1102B Red (1949-1958), Harvester Cream: MS 99N113, Federal Yellow (found several numbers) 991084R2, 99109BR2, B90810. I would appreciate any guidance as to what thread might match and where I might find a supplier.

I'm sure I'll learn a lot from this forum and hope to contribute a little perhaps.

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Re: cub colors for thread

Postby Crimson Tim » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:24 pm

I can’t help you with thread selection, but I think I can speak for a lot of us here... if you would making Cub-related embroidery available, you would be contributing a lot!

Here’s a page from TM with paint codes.
http://www.tmtractor.com/id/paintcolor.htm

There’s a table of paint code cross references that might be useful to you running around somewhere, too. I seem to have misplaced it...

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Re: cub colors for thread

Postby birddog » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:24 pm

Finding thread colors to match would be difficult by just looking at them. The easiest would be to pick a color that you think is close or that you like and use it. The only way that I would think you could get close to being an exact match would be to buy several colors, stitch them out and then compare them to your tractors.

I use Madeira Polyneon when I digitize a design. That's what my wife generally uses in most of her embroidery. Most sewing or fabric shops would carry some brand of embroidery thread. My wife buys hers through a friend that's in the commercial sewing business, but she thinks you can buy Madeira on line from a company called All Stitch.

We used 1637 for most of the red on the Cub hats we made, along with a couple other reds for shading and outlining. I don't know what those who got some of our hats thought of the colors. Maybe some one with a hat from the Upper Midwest Cheesy-Fest, Wisconsin Fall Mini-Fest, or the Louisianan Cub-Fest will chime in with their opinion.
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