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Thread: Fabric help!

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    Senior Member Aully's Avatar
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    Does anyone or has anyone used satin, lining, suiting and polyester material all non stretch for quilting? I have alot of this material and am wondering what to use it for.

    Does anyone or has anyone used upholstery fabric for quilting? I have a lot of this material too.

    Thanks!

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    I have used satin, lame, and lining fabrics (gold) in some very fancy smanchy Christmas stockings. I did paper piece them however and that stabilized them for a beautiful finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47
    I have used satin, lame, and lining fabrics (gold) in some very fancy smanchy Christmas stockings. I did paper piece them however and that stabilized them for a beautiful finish.
    That is a fantastic idea! Did you use or follow a pattern?

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    Yes to all. Satin makes great trapunto, as well as silk. Is tricky to use, but very much worth the result. Upholstery fabrics make excellent pet quilts because they are strong, as well as quilts to be used outdoors to sit on. I don't want my very expensive cotton used for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Yes to all. Satin makes great trapunto, as well as silk. Is tricky to use, but very much worth the result. Upholstery fabrics make excellent pet quilts because they are strong, as well as quilts to be used outdoors to sit on. I don't want my very expensive cotton used for that.
    What is trapunto?

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    Here is an example of trapunto, additional batting is added to the trapunto areas.

    http://www.mariyawaters.com/Trapunto_Oval_Wreath.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Here is an example of trapunto, additional batting is added to the trapunto areas.

    http://www.mariyawaters.com/Trapunto_Oval_Wreath.jpg
    Oh my that looks hard. lol!

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    You could use the "fancy" fabrics for crazy quilts. The upholstery fabrics could be used for making totes or purses, which is what I plan on doing with mine.

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    I just put together some blocks that I found in a Carol Doak book. Just block patterns - not stocking patterns. In the plain (white) areas I used gold thread for hand quilting. Don't have them anymore or I would post a picture. I also use satins, etc. for covering piping cord or sashings when I want to dress things up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    You could use the "fancy" fabrics for crazy quilts. The upholstery fabrics could be used for making totes or purses, which is what I plan on doing with mine.

    yes, I've done these things as well.

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