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    Just wondering when you try to press the seersucker...what will the result be? You might want to do a little test first.

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    I just quilted a lap quilt on my long arm that had a seersucker border. I did not notice any difference.

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    Some one gave my mother one after she was diagnosed with cancer the first time. It was lovely, and after several washing just kept getting softer. She really loved it. I often wonder what happened to it when she died.

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    I used it in a baby quilt once. I needed a pastel multicolor stripe and could only find it in seersucker. Used it for sashing and borders. The blocks were gingham. It worked fine, washes beautifully, and it still looks great after 9 years. I didn't do any heavy pressing on it, just pressed the seams. Used it for the backing and binding also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    I used it in a baby quilt once. I needed a pastel multicolor stripe and could only find it in seersucker. Used it for sashing and borders. The blocks were gingham. It worked fine, washes beautifully, and it still looks great after 9 years. I didn't do any heavy pressing on it, just pressed the seams. Used it for the backing and binding also.
    Barb44, did you wash the seersucker before you cut and quilted it? I've heard seersucker shrinks something like flannel. That's my only concern.... will it shrink out of proportion with the rest of the quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinlauren
    I appliqued seersucker piggies on cotton and had no trouble with it.......it stretches a minimal amount because of the wavy texture so you might take that into account if you're using it to piece.
    Oh, that would be sweet. Little wrinkled piggies. What a great idea!

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    I have done this before with no problem. I think seersucker is great for summer quilts and also very soft for babies.

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    Thanks for such good tips! I have a full shelf of seersucker in my fabric room and have often wondered if it would work for a quilt. It has all been pre-washed so guess I will give it a try.

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    I don't know about using it in a quilt, but I love seersucker because it's lightweight, washes and wears without wrinkles, and is great to wear on a hot sweaty day.

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    I've used it in quilts, along with denim, corduroy, cotton velvet, jersey. They all work just fine.

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