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Thread: homespun (?)

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    I was given several packs of fat quarters and was wondering what quilts you would suggest for these

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    I like homespun for rag quilts. :-D

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    Don't know the answer, but wanted to say hi from Iowa :-).

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    Rag quilts for me also. They make beautiful quilts.

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    Well, whatever you do... wash them first to get any loose dye out. I've found that homespuns have a tendency to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Well, whatever you do... wash them first to get any loose dye out. I've found that homespuns have a tendency to run.
    and fraying happens too.

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    i've used homespun for rag quilts- they get very"raggy". also mixed them with denim to make a rag purse.

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    I used 10 homespuns FQ's with 10 regular cotton FQ's in similar colors, and made a turning twenty top. I'm in the process of handquilting it, and it's turning out great. I didn't prewash the homespuns, because I was advised they'd get all wonky. So, I'll use color-catchers when I wash the finished quilt.

    Have fun, whatever you do.

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