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Thread: different fabrics for quilts

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    I have made many summer outfits for my granddaughters while they were little. I've used gingham checks, plisse, seersucker and pique, plus smooth cottons. Has anyone used a mixture like that for a quilt, and would it work? I wanted to make them quilts with fabric from clothing I made, and didn't realize I had so much of textured cottons. Quilt patterns I would use would probably be very basic blocks. Any advice or tips???Carol

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    I say go for it :D:D:D
    If some of the fabrics ravel easily, you may want to consider increasing the seam allowances to a 1/2" :wink: and adjust the patterns accordingly.

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    I vote for doing it. What a fun gift for the children!

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    Sounds good to me! I've used seersucker and it came out nice, I liked the texture.

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    Thank you ,all of you!

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    Great way of using the scraps. Each child can match their clothes to fabric in quilt. I SPY quilt.

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    My grandma put all sorts of things together in her quilts. They've survived for years.

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    In my future quilting is a quilt (actually 4 of them) that my mother had made using fabric scraps from the clothes she made me as LITTLE girl. I am over 50 now & whenever I look at those quilts I love remembering the favorite dresses that I used to wear.
    Make those quilts and see what your recipients do when they see the fabrics... :-D
    Happy Quilting
    Susan

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    Yes, definitely go for it. This will be a great memory quilt for your granddaughters. I have one I did with the scraps from clothes I made for my daughters and it really brings back memories for me.

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    go for it. My mother remembers some of the clothes she wore when she was little by the quilt she has.

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