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Thread: Any ideas....???

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    Senior Member Elfi2's Avatar
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    I was given 2 huge boxes of jersey material, some of them with patterns, some of them with fleece backing and some just very soft plain coloured ones (some of them are real biiiiig pieces!!!). I have never done any quilting with jersey. Is it possible and is there anything I have to pay attention to when working with it? Some of the material with the fleece backing has a size I could probably use for the backing of a baby quilt and wouldn't have to add any batting in between...
    Would love to hear your opinion :wink: Thanks!!!
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    sorry cannot help you but that is some sute fabric!!!

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    I think it would depend on how stretchy it is. I wouldn't use it if it were to silky. Just my own opinion.

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    I would think that if you bonded them to a backing, like you would for a T-shirt quilt, they would work for a quilt.

    Or else make doll clothes, doll blankets/quilts, baby sleepers, receiving blankets, stuffed animals, etc.

    Cute fabric!

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    You are talking, jersey, as in knit, correct? I always just sew a regular straight stitch. If it is very stretchy, I've heard of some folks using a tiny zig zag, but I've never done so. If you have a serger, it will really make short work of it. Looking at your gorgeous fabrics, I see Pajama's!!!! (Even at my age, I like novelty fabrics for my pj's) Have fun with it!

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    PJ pants or baby items like gowns would be good too, Or you could just do one piece baby blankets.
    Rae

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    Baby items, I'd say.

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    I would make infants or childrens PJs ..with a childs PJ laundry bag to match .. or some toys..the fabrics are great .. enjoy making whatever you think is best,, but that is what I would do, donate some to the cancer hospital for children.

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    if you are using it with other fabrics (like a cotton quilt top) be sure the cottons are pre-washed . you will want to stablize the jersey....it is stretchy and make sure to only smooth the fabric, don't stretch it or you will have lots of ripples. lots of pins. it will hold up well in quilty projects but can be a bugger to work with. use a stretch needle (ball-point) lightweight woven interfacing can come in very handy.

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