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Thread: Bed sheets??

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    Can bed sheets bed used in quilting? I am sure they can be, but I'm not sure how it would turn out or if it would be good quailty. I have old sheets that we no longer use and instead of tossing them out I thought that using them for quilting would be a better idea....and an easy, cheap way to start a small stash. What do you think?

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    Sheets are OK if they are soft. If you are machine quilting or tying them, it is fine to use sheets. It may be hard to hand quilt through a tight weave. I worked with a church group that made charity quilts and we used sheets on all of our backings. We were tying the quilts.

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    I've used sheets plenty of time, the quilts turned out fine.

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    You could also use sheets to make toothbrush rugs :)

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    When I first started quilting, all i used for backings was sheets. Cheaper, softer, just loved using them. I stopped when they changed how they made them, sheets now are very thin, or rough after several washings. Now it is just cheaper to buy backing. I have some older sheets from my Grandmother. I plan on making a quilt, to match it. its on my to do list.

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    I use sheets for most of my backings, I look at the thrift stores for them, don't find them often but usually often enough to keep up with the quilts I finish. I havn't used them in my piecing but my mom and grandma used them all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    You could also use sheets to make toothbrush rugs :)
    toothbrush what?

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    I use them all the time. Its very economical. If your putting your quilt in a show I wouldnt, but for everyday use they work great. Stay away from high thread count, your needle will rip through the fabric instead of passing through it.

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    Our Project Linus chapter uses old, discarded sheets to roll and fill the weighted blankets we make.

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    back in the "olden days" of quilting - 1970's. the recommendation was cotton muslin sheets. Thread count was easy to quilt. So have to see how it will needle.
    I bought one at guild meeting last week to just quilt as the top.

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