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Thread: mixing different fabrics???

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I have mixed cotton and flannel. Just make sure you wash them first because they don't shrink the same.

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    Me too, me too. I keep telling myself I'm just doing research to make sure I know what I'm doing!....I know what I'm doing...I'm buying!! LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by mcbride4362
    I am new to quilting and am wondering if I can mix cotton squares with some shiny fabrics that look like satin. Is there any rule about that? Or- can you mix cotton with flannels?
    Also, I have been watching on this site for several months to learn...have bought enought material for more than three quilts and have not started to cut any out! The fear of making a mistakes holds me back. Is there anything I need to know before i start cutting? I'd like to work on it this weekend...
    Thanks so much for your feedback and patience.

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    I mix cotton with lames on my sports team quilts all the time. A little lame or satin goes a long way. Please note my special handling of "shiny" fabrics. Most fray much more then cotton.. I back with light weight fuseable pellon. That jersey stuff doesn't last. Then I stitch all cut edges 1/8" from edger. Serging would work also. Besides the fraying pellon gives more stability. Also very impoirtant. I use a press cloth on anything not cotton.

    Go for it, Have fun. I learn something with every quilt I've made. Become a fearless quilter.

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    If you decide to use the satin or "shiny fabric it will be easier to work with if you use a light weight fusible interfacing. Also consider how you want the quilt used you might want to shy away from the shiny fabrics for a while - maybe do a crazy quilt.

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