It’s important to think about all parts of your quilt when selecting fabrics for your quilt. For this quilt, the top is a black, red and white and the backing fabric is solid black. Normally with solid black backing fabric I would use Quilter’s Dream Midnight black but the quilt top had white fabric which the black batting would shadow through. So, we used Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton select natural, which can peak through the needle holes. Luckily, it only pokes through a couple of places and after it’s washed should show even less. I love the red thread on the black making this a reversible quilt! The thread is Superior Threads So Fine #50.