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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.
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- Joined: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:22 pm
I would because they would be well preshrunk.
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- Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:57 am
I have used different types of fabric in a quilt. Not sure about wool. Sometimes it has to be drycleaned.
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- Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:04 am
I have not had any experience with this so I'm no help.
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- Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:22 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.
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- Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:01 am
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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- Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:32 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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- Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:03 am
Have never done this before. with the rich fabric of Pendelton I would use a good quality of wool to match colors, etc.