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Thread: Nylon Tricot For Quilting?

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    Years ago I took a lingerie class and now have quite a bit of nylon tricot left. I'd like to be able to use it up, maybe as a backing for small baby quilts. I vaguely remember seeing these little quilts a long time ago. Has anyone tried quilting with tricot? If so, I'd like to hear about your results. Thanks for any help!

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    Sounds like it would be tricky. Why not try a block and see how it goes.

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    Too much stretch for quilting, IMO. And I wouldn't like the feel of it.

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    Try it you might like it.

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    In our area tricot is very popular. A fabric store in town carries it in several colors. Must be OK to quilt since so many are using it. I have one that I bought. It was handquilted and slides off the bed.

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    Nope, I haven't tried to quilt using it but I may have to try after reading this post! What I have done is make pillow cases out of it. They are great! Even my husband prefers his tricot pillowcase to any cotton ones we have.

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    I love quilting on Tricot. Each one that I have done, has been a whole cloth quilt pattern, and if you go to mandldesigns.com, they have some really cute patterns for whole cloth quilts. You can also find a design on the internet under coloring pages or in coloring books. A baby quilt may be fine backed with tricot, but I have 2, one that my great grandma made and one that my aunt made, and both are backed with tricot and are a pain to keep on the bed.

    I love the tricot quilts and am doing one right now for my little granddaughter. I have not tried to machine quilt on it, (my lqs) wants a minimum of $150 for a tricot quilt, so, when I do these, they are handquilted. I am working on two right now for weddings, for some very good friends. I prefer the tricot pillowcases as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    I have one that I bought. It was handquilted and slides off the bed.
    That would be a problem. Maybe back it with flannel.

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