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Thread: Fabrics with metallic in the design

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    Do you use fabrics with metallic in the print? Or do you stay away from them?

    I think they're gorgeous... but the metallic does wash away over time.

    Thoughts & opinions?

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    I use quite a few metallics. If you use a good brand of fabric, such as Hoffman, you shouldn't have any problems with them.

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    I've used fabric with raised metalic bits in them and they made a mess of the iron! The iron cleaned up fine and I made sure to use an ironing cloth next time I used the fabric.

    The shine does fade over time, but I didnt see that as a problem.

    Kristy

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    I have used a few. The fairy frost from Michael Miller is a gorgeous fabric but it is a little hard to iron and I have had all the "sparkle" wash out of place mats that I made. Of course they have been washed dozens of times.
    I have a nice collection of oriental fabrics that have the gold etching. I hope they hold up a little better but have not used them, or washed them enough to say how they will hold up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmohan
    I've used fabric with raised metalic bits in them and they made a mess of the iron! The iron cleaned up fine and I made sure to use an ironing cloth next time I used the fabric.

    The shine does fade over time, but I didnt see that as a problem.

    Kristy
    yes, becareful when ironing.

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    i've used fabrics with metallics as part of the design. since they turn brownish after several washings, i just make sure to use them with beige or brown somewhere in the quilt. too bad, huh?

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    I used some on one quilt I made and the eventually washed away. I won't use them again.

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    I use them quite a bit - but only in wallhangings or a quilt that is more for display than warmth, though it's used for that as well.

    I find them to be so appealing that I want them on the wall where I can see them rather than wrapped around me where I can't see, or on my bed in the dark!

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    I've used quite a bit but mainly in wall hangings so they don't get washed much. Like everyone said - it's the ironing that you need to be careful with.

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