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Thread: Fabric?

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    Hi all,

    Is quilting other than crazy quilting always done with 100% cotton fabric these days? It's just that's all I see in the online quilting shops. The reason I ask is my Mum has an unfinished quilt that my Grandmother started years ago before she passed & never finished it has some seventies fabric on it that is nylon. I must say though it isn't to my taste!


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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    I have used silk, satin, eyelet, nylon, corduroy, denim, you name it.
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    Hi Maria,

    Oh lovely that's useful to know. I'm just pondering (in fact the creative artistic brain is in overdrive) lol. Where I live there are some fantastic asian fabric shops with beautiful sari fabrics. Although some are very sheer, I'm sure others would make fantastic quilting material. OOOOh now I am lost in a fabric dreamworld......

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    I think most fabrics could be used in a quilt. One just needs to get a little inventive.

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    i have seen a few crazy quilts and they all have had differient kinds of fabric. I would use everyting and any thing I liked for the quilt. :)

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    If it is a quilt to be used and washed, I use cotton and sometimes a blend .
    If it will not be washed you can be wide open and the sky is the limit.

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    The possibilties are endless :wink:

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