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Thread: Bandana quilt

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    I am hoping to make a quilt from some bandanas...didn't know if anyone had any ideas to help me out! I don't know if I should use any interfacing or anything to make the bandanas stronger. Thank you ladies for all your help!! This message board keeps me going somedays!

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    Guess what ... They came out with bandana print fabric this year. I just bought some for a quilt I am making. They had it in yellow, torquoise and red.

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    So much depends on the quality of the bandanas. If they are cheap and thin I would use very light weight interfacing. If they are the heavier ones made to be a sturdy handkerchief they should not need interfacing.

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    I think that other's here have used a light weight interfacing to beef up the fabric a bit.

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    I think the interfacing would help them hold up better. Just my opinion.

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    Thanks guys for your help!! I actually just saw that bandana print fabric in the store this afternoon!!! Got kind of excited!! Might make things a little easier now!

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    Buffy, I am currently working on one right now. I used a light weight interfacing to stiffen them up. What I found though are they are not uniform in size, 19" is my smallest, so I had to get a template made of plexi-glass, (only cost me 8.00), so that I can see through it to see where the print is, to cut them all uniform, that is where I am at with them. Then I am going to sew altogher, and put a 5" border on it. I have been working on it a little at a time, it will be about a king size quilt I think when it is finished. I have never done this size, so I'm not even sure if my machine can handle it. We shall see. I might have to send it out to be finished. This one my husband asked for, so I would like to get it done for Christmas.
    Cathy

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    where did u find this material without paying an arm and a leg

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    Which material? The bandanas WalMart sells for 2 for 1.00 at times. The Plexiglass I went to a glass replacement business that does, windows, screens, plexiglass. Is that what you were asking? If not let me know.
    cathy

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    i am looking for some material in bandana print joanns has some in blue but i would like other colors also thanks

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