Snooks

Needing HELP - AGAIN!!!!!

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by , 11-25-2011 at 08:09 AM (343 Views)
I have gotten myself into trouble (open mouth, etc....), again (or should I say still - this comes along after the first blog question I asked - so this is part II - YA HOOOOO!).
A friend asked if I could finish an old quilt (mother had finished the top). So friend (ha, ha, ha), asked if I could finish into a quilt or better yet make two lap quilts for the kids. Sounded like a simple task (I should know better), pictures sent to my e-mail - still looked like no problem. NOW comes the PROBLEM!! when mom made the top, she used polyester (she liked the bright colors). Never one to RUN from (always to), a challange. I will still take this on. This has strech, etc... to each row. If I work this like a T-Shirt quilt - do you think this would work? Trying to keep pulling and giving at a min., trying to make this a little more stable. Does this sound like it will work? Any ideas or help PLEASE!!!!!!!
Thanks for reading - Snooks
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  1. grann of 6's Avatar
    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?!?!?
  2. Snooks's Avatar
    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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