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Thread: Bought Someone's Stash

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    I bought a material stash from a person who was moving and wanted to get rid of it. I am in heaven sorting colors and fabrics. There is a combination of cottons, linens, knits and silks.

    Can I mix the cotton and linen on a quilt of should I stick with like blends?

    Also, has anyone ever made a quilt with silk scraps?

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    i've seen crazy quilts and others done in silks,,,, beautiful!!

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    Congratulations! Prewash/dry the fabric and mix and match as you like :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hope2quilt
    I bought a material stash from a person who was moving and wanted to get rid of it. I am in heaven sorting colors and fabrics. There is a combination of cottons, linens, knits and silks.

    Can I mix the cotton and linen on a quilt of should I stick with like blends?

    Also, has anyone ever made a quilt with silk scraps?
    Yes I have used silks. It came from men's ties that I disassembles. Silk can be a shifty devil, so I fused some lightweight interfacing for control. Cut and sew as normal. Treat your finished item as you would any silk. (Lucky you with the stash!)

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    how fun to play with all new fabrics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Congratulations! Prewash/dry the fabric and mix and match as you like :D:D:D
    I'm very glad to see you back Amma, have missed you.

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    I would prewash and probably stick with like fabric types.

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