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  1. Snooks's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    First of all, you can't interface polyester with iron-on interfacing. It will melt. It doesn't hold a press if you remember those days. Ask me how I know. I used to make my husband polyester sport coats because he had long arms, and I made ALL my clothes back in the 60s & 70s.
    You may want to back each square with a lightweight muslin (pre-washed) to keep its shape and keep the stretch out.
    Personally, I wouldn't care how precious it was to me, I would NEVER touch polyester knit EVER AGAIN. Good luck with what ever you decide. Remember how much polyester pills after very much wear?!?!?
    Thank you Grann of 6,
    Have lots of pre washed muslin, so I know what I will be using it for at this time. Had forgotten about the melting, polyester was never something that I liked. It was mostly "Old Lady Stuff" was made with polyester. Now that I have reached "Old Lady age", all I want to put on are my pj (cotton).
    Thank you again. I know I will be kicking myself before this is over.
    Snooks
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    First of all, you can't interface polyester with iron-on interfacing. It will melt. It doesn't hold a press if you remember those days. Ask me how I know. I used to make my husband polyester sport coats because he had long arms, and I made ALL my clothes back in the 60s & 70s.
    You may want to back each square with a lightweight muslin (pre-washed) to keep its shape and keep the stretch out.
    Personally, I wouldn't care how precious it was to me, I would NEVER touch polyester knit EVER AGAIN. Good luck with what ever you decide. Remember how much polyester pills after very much wear?!?!?
  3. Rose L's Avatar
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    Excellent advise, Aileen!
  4. Snooks's Avatar
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    Than You very much Aileen for your replay. This was somthing I had not even thought about. So THANK YOU again.
    Snooks
    Quote Originally Posted by Aileen
    You have a tough decision to make. Personally I would take it to a quilt appraiser and get her opinion. I recently pulled out my grandmothers quilts to try and finish the tops and luckily before I did anything I sought out an appraiser(not for the value but because they are trained in helping people with antique quilts). She gave me some wonderful hints on how to complete the tops, what was the best kind of fabric to use for that era for the backing. Kind of batting to use or in one case not to use, thread and the style of hand quilting that I needed to do so as to not devalue the quilts. It was well worth the cost and I know that my children will be thankful that I took the time to do the proper research when I pass these quilts on to them.
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    You have a tough decision to make. Personally I would take it to a quilt appraiser and get her opinion. I recently pulled out my grandmothers quilts to try and finish the tops and luckily before I did anything I sought out an appraiser(not for the value but because they are trained in helping people with antique quilts). She gave me some wonderful hints on how to complete the tops, what was the best kind of fabric to use for that era for the backing. Kind of batting to use or in one case not to use, thread and the style of hand quilting that I needed to do so as to not devalue the quilts. It was well worth the cost and I know that my children will be thankful that I took the time to do the proper research when I pass these quilts on to them.

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