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Thread: Corduroy

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    Corduroy

    Can I use corduroy to make rag quilts? Does it fray?
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    Great question. When organizing my fabric this weekend I found 4 yard of real pretty corduroy. Could someone tell me if you can use it in a regular pieced quilt?????
    Hopefully the experts here will help us both.

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    It does fray, I have never make a rag quilt with it. I did however make 2 blue jean and corduroy quilts, they turned out great. I did top stitch the blocks for my quilting this way they couldn't fray apart.
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    corduroy will fray with even more lint than the average fabric - the cord is really just cut loops of fibers

    that being said, the fraying will not resemble the original corduroy at all
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    My best friend made her second quilt out of corduroy (for her husband) using a 1/4 inch seam. When she put in the washer, the seams all came apart. She learned for all of us that corduroy requires a 1/2 inch seam. I think it would make a great rag quilt!

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    I did this one with red corduroy and cotton, it worked fine. the wale in the corduroy was tight/small.
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    My grandma made a yo yo quilt about 55yrs ago and backed it with aqua courd. Its still looking great.

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