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Thread: Fabric Question

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    Is it completely "no" to say combine a cotton print with a soft suede and/or chenille? It is just that the color I want is soft suede and cotton, and I saw some chenille that was great also.

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    It is your quilt, make it however you want it. :-D As long as you are happy it will be lovely.

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    You make the rules for your project :-)

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    Rules? What rules?

    It's quilters choice. You do whatever you want to do. It sounds yummy. We want to see when you're done.

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    Just remember that chenille doesn't wash too well. The strands tend to pull out if not handled carefully. (At least that's my experience with store-bought chenille.)

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    check out vintage crazy quilts? cottons, silks, velvets.. total mix up. Its just how you wash them later that things need to be looked into. you follow I think (key word) the directions for the fussiest of the fabrics. Hand wash probably or dry clean only.

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    I pick my fabrics according to my likes and how the quilt will be used. A utility quilt may not be the best choice for delicate or dryclean only fabrics, unless you don't mind the cleaning bill.
    A bedquilt that gets gentle use would open up more choices.
    A wallhanging is pretty much in my mind an anything goes, as to fabrics.

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    thanks all for your input - it's for a quilt that I hopefully can make king size - nothing like starting in the middle and working your way out, right?

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    Do what you want. It's your quilt and it sounds like it will be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    So if it is for a bed to be used and frequently washed, I wouldn't mix fabrics.
    Yes, I agree. One reason is because of different amounts of shrinkage.

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