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Thread: Caloco vrs Cotton

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    Senior Member MAXIES2's Avatar
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    Hello, I wondered if some kind sole could tell me about Calico. Is it ok to use as part of a quilt, is it ok for backing and how does it feel different to cotton, can it be quilted ok by hand or is it quite stiff ?
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    Katherine

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    calico is quilting cotton...one in the same. Some stores will point out their calico wall where the quilting fabric is :D

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    I think calico is a quilting cotton that usually has a small floral print to it.

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    Maxies

    You can use Calico in your quilt, there are different grades some is really rough the type I prefer is lovely & soft. You could use it if you were thinking of including some red work into your quilt. I'm in the middle of making a quilt for my MIL & am thinking of incorporating some soft calico then embroider or appliqued a design onto it.
    Good luck what ever you decide to do.

    Tisha

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    Calico is just a quilters' weight cotton of standard (50-75) thread count weave with a printed pattern. It's what 90% of modern quilts are made from. (yes, I just made up that statistic) :lol:

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