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Thread: corduroy

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    I am just wondering whether any of you have ever done any quilting with corduroy. At the thrift store the other day, I passed up several yards of blue, brown and red cord fabric because I didn't know what I would do with it. This was small wale I think it is called.

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    I think it will add wonderful texture to a quilt.

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    it's wonderful for a utility quilt or a car quilt.

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    I have only used it for texture quilts, and bedding for my fur babies. But it worked very well for those, just be sure to wash it first, mine really shrunk in the dryer.

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    that would make a nice arm quilt for college kids but i'd use at leat 1/2 seams. Or even a donation quilt. if the price is good, try it. you may start a new trend

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    You need to use fairly large pieces and it's a lot easier if all of the corduroy is the same wale width. The UFO one I need to get back to is several different wale widths, which means different degrees of stretch on the crosswise grain, which can create problems if you aren't careful...hence mine currently in UFO status. Also I had tried to do it with 1/4" seams and narrow strips for part of it...NOT recommended!

    Random large squares, big squares for a D9P, Around the World...all would be great...log cabin NOT a good plan!

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    I saw a patchwork quilt on Design On A Dime one year. It was all corderoy & it was just really large patches going in opposite directions. Like one patch the corderoy was going up & down & the next patch it was going sideways. It was tans & browns & it looked really pretty. She didn't quilt it but I think she tied it. Could be quilted though.

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    I have wanted to try it on a rag quilt and see how it does. Just haven't tried it yet. I don't see why it wouldn't work for either type of quilt. Some types are much heavier than others, so I would stay away from the heavier weights I think.

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    I made a quilt using 7" inch corduroy squares. I serged the seams and it made a nice quilt for the trailer.

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    I use all kinds of fabrics, and I love corduroy! The texture is awesome! I have mixed it with squares of old jeans, and it makes a wonderful warm quilt!

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