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Mixing fabric types in quilts????

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rosebud3
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Mixing fabric types in quilts????

Post by rosebud3 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:19 pm

Is it okay to mix fabric types in quilts. A dear friend of mine lost her husband a while back. She gave me some of his Pendleton shirts to make his daughter (her step daughter) a comfort quilt. There are not enough to make a complete quilt just out of the shirts. So I was wondering; is it acceptable to use cotton and wool together in the same quilt? Any and all help/suggestions welcome and appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Mary/Rosebud

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Re: Mixing fabric types in quilts????

Post by FlorenceM » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:32 pm

I would because they would be well preshrunk.

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Re: Mixing fabric types in quilts????

Post by lorettav » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:32 pm

I have used different types of fabric in a quilt. Not sure about wool. Sometimes it has to be drycleaned.

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Re: Mixing fabric types in quilts????

Post by cindyg » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:05 am

I have not had any experience with this so I'm no help.

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Re: Mixing fabric types in quilts????

Post by JayKay » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:37 am

I would take a page from our great grannies.......they used anything they had handy....and I have several of those quilts still going strong all these years later.


Joyce

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Re: Mixing fabric types in quilts????

Post by purrfect-lady » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:15 pm

I would go for it! My mom had a quilt that was made from wools, cottons, silks, laces, and other fabrics. It was beautiful!! And yours will be, too.

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Re: Mixing fabric types in quilts????

Post by scrapquilter48 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:21 pm

With curdoroy it has the fray factor, so maybe make a wider seam, of course the heavier fabrics will maybe last through time more than another nxt to it.. I tried fortrell once cz that was the trend back in the day.. Boy is that fabric hard to stitch by hand.

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Re: Mixing fabric types in quilts????

Post by Pilot2b » Fri May 06, 2016 8:22 pm

Have never done this before. with the rich fabric of Pendelton I would use a good quality of wool to match colors, etc.

Helen

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