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Thread: Silk Fabric

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    What do you do with silk fabric as far as making things out of it.I was given some silk fabric months ago and it is stuck in a box i walk by every day..........I will either use it or out it goes...ideas please

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    I don't really know how to work with silk. I know it tends to ravel a lot. I saw a beautiful quilt, all silk, appliqued flowers, last summer at the Shipshewana quilt show. The maker had gotten all the varied silk fabrics from used clothing at shops like Good Will.

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    It's great for small pieces in crazy quilts! I recently saw a member here that made some silk wall hangings that were absolutely awesome. Use em and have fun!

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    Here in The Netherlands we have silk cushions. I don't know how much silk you have, but maybe is it an option.

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    I love silks and satins.. I do bridal alterations and work with it daily. You can quilt some pillows, make flowers out of it. Quilt table runners, crazy quilts...Wall hangings. embellish. Possibilties are endless............ : )

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    Thanks for all the great ideas.........

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    Silk is a very slippery/stretchy fabric to work with, especially if it is cut on the bias-like silk from men's ties...you may want to do foundation piecing to make it easier to work with. I made a vest for my dad years ago out of the ties my mom had made for him. My dad wore it for many years, and even my mom wore it. I have a collection of silk fabrics from a tie factory that I still want to make a quilt from, but have to decide on a pattern.
    If you decide not to use them yourself, I would think you could find someone else that would....either selling them or giving them away.

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    SELL IT TO ME!!!! :)

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    I make quilts out of it. No kidding, flannel backed quilts and are they beautiful!

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    Hi, I am new to quilting. I would like to ask about backing on silk? When I paint the silk, I iron it onto white butcher paper which holds it steady and easily removes after the dye or paint dries. I get it from Dharmatrading.com. They have directions on their site. I want to try quilting some of the large wall pieces, but I am not sure what is the best backing. Ideas?

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