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Thread: Help with Found Fabric (I'm a Dumb Guy)

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    My late wife was an active quilter. Recently, I came across a large piece of plain off-white fabric onto which had been stenciled (in pencil I think) a design in preparation for making a quilt top.

    The fabric looks like muslin. What other fabrics are used as a base for tops? Can the pencil marks be removed? I'd hate to see this fabric go to waste.

    Thanks for your help!

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    why don't you leave the markings and finish it? we'll help you along with advice and encouragement. :P

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    Yes!!! Wonderful idea 8) 8) 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    why don't you leave the markings and finish it? we'll help you along with advice and encouragement. :P
    This is a great idea. I would go for it.

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    I would wash it. I would think the pencil would come out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jorban
    My late wife was an active quilter. Recently, I came across a large piece of plain off-white fabric onto which had been stenciled (in pencil I think) a design in preparation for making a quilt top.

    The fabric looks like muslin. What other fabrics are used as a base for tops? Can the pencil marks be removed? I'd hate to see this fabric go to waste.

    Thanks for your help!
    I'll bet it's marked for a whole cloth quilt. If you wash the markings out before it's quilted it's just fabric.

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    I'm with Scissor Queen, I would leave the markings on....maybe you would like to finish it, if not I am sure another quilter would be able to finish it for you. You could always take a photo, post here and get heaps of ideas and advice on each step of the way.....but, there may be a risk you will become addicted!

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    Scissor Queen, that is my first thought...that it was quilt markings.

    Jorban, you could take it to a machine quilter and ask her if the markings are for quilting. You could probably have her/him quilt it for you and have a lovely quilt.

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    Think of it as one last gift from your wife.

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    Hi, I'm with Earthwalker, send in a picture so that we can see if it is complete to finish . If it's only partly there, wash it. Yes, It's probably muslin. I doubt that it would be flannel or satin/silk. I'm sure you will get lots of help. Maybe even take it to a quilt shop & have them finish it for you. What a nice legacy!

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