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Thread: anybody ever made a silk quilt?

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    I recently bought a pattern (Silk Tempest) and a grouping of duponi silk in purples, mulberries, plums, greys, silvers. The pattern designer suggested using a lightweight fusible interfacing on the wrong side of the silk to control fraying. Any other hints from the group?

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    No, but will be interested to see what other's say. I am also thinking of doing one but not in a rush to get to it..

    I read somewhere that using a fusible might create wrinkles so wondered about that and then I have considered using a spray like 505 to a backing...dunno.. haven't tried it yet..

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    I, too, will be interested in replies and also your progress. Post often on this!

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    While I haven't finished the quilts yet, I have 4 WIPS using both cotton fabric and duponi silk.

    Using interfacing is a must as you've been told. The only other thing I can think of is that once the interfacing is in place, there is no longer any "stretch". You know how when you are piecing and sometimes to make something fit you have to stretch just that hint of a 1/16 or 1/8? You can't as the interfacing gives it absolutely no movement.

    No biggy, I only notice it as I'm working with the two different types of fabric on my quilts.

    BTW, having both types gives it a wonderful look with the changes in texture.

    HTH, Viv

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    This gal just posted one in Pictures

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-90788-1.htm

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    There was a lady who just showed hers in pics that she made from her daughters wedding gown. Use search and you could probably find it. It was beautiful.

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    Have never made one but I have LAQ 3 of them for other people. They were all beautiful.

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    k3n also made a silk quilt. search or pm her.

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    I have worked with silk and satin and when it comes to cutting it I use spray starch to stiffen the fabric for cutting and it also keeps it from fraying while sewing.

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    There is a product called Fray Check that works great on silks and satins. I got mine at Joannes.

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