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Thread: Mixed weight fabric quilt suggestions

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    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
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    These fabrics sound exactly like the fbrics that were in the original crazy quilts. They'd be perfect!

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    Thanks, Ladies, these are great ideas. I have a couple other quilts to finish (and start and finish), then I'm on it. Maybe in time for her 15th anniversary....where does the time go?
    KCama

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    If you use muslin squares as a base for crazy quilting, they should be fine. The very lightweight fabrics I would apply iron-on interfacing to before cutting, just to add durability. If you plan on washing the quilt, wash fabrics first to prevent uneven shrinkage. I use mesh lingerie bags if I think anything will unravel too much - learned the hard way on that.

    With all the beautiful shiny threads out now, it could be stunning. Be sure to post a picture so we can oooh and ah!

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    It must be the times my son also had a midevil wedding Oct 28. He loves halloween she likes midevil times so it worked out perfect. Any way back to the point I also did the clothing for the wedding. Have loads of scrapes I just stuck away, never thought of doing a quilt with them. What an awesome anniversery present it would make.

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    Loved the way you can get away with being over-the-top on the medieval clothes - we'll have to exchange pictures when we're done.

    The guys wore kilts, but don't think they'll let me have a snippet....6 yards of 60-inch wide fabric and they won't share....meanies. :-)
    K Cama

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    If you are concerned about some of the more delicate fabrics --be creative and sew them over other fabric with decorative stitches to reinforce them. I agree that a crazy quilt would be great!!! Good luck!!
    Susan

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    hi, i did many quilts with different quality of silks and also i used my kids old t shirts in the backing. i learned the hard way, as they stretched in all direction and buckeled up at the seams. so now i use the lightest iron on stabalizer; sometimes the one which can be ironed on both side and use a light muslim on the other side. hope it works for you too and good luck

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    I'm waiting for pictures, y'all! Have you posted them yet?

    Happy Quilting,
    Sharon

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    The crazy quilt is still a pipe dream. You will appreciate that right now my sewing room has "exploded" with baby quilt stuff for our soldiers to send home to their new babies. I donate them through Any Soldier although there are other organizations that do the same thing.

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