Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Please tell me you use poly/cotton for?

  1. #1
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,911

    Please tell me you use poly/cotton for?

    I have had a bit of this given to me now and again. I don't know what to do with poly/cotton other than pass it on to someone. Am I missing something? What do you do with it? I know not to put it in a quilt.

  2. #2
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,209
    are you talking about cotton/poly fabric? or batting? or thread?...
    people use cotton/poly blends all the time---yes even in quilts---
    it wears like steel- is great for kids quilts, utility quilts that will be used/abused/ laundered often-
    some people love using it
    it can also be used for home dec items, table toppers, runners, placemats, curtains/drapes
    if you simply don't like the fabric you can always donate it or pass it on .
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  3. #3
    Senior Member Toni C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Crosby,Texas
    Posts
    664
    Sure you can. Now just remember that it will not shrink like the cotton. Also it's a little slicker to work with and doesn't hold a crease worth a darn.Remember almost all quilts were made of scraps. That also includes polyester quilts. (My DH got a top make from his Granny made of that)

  4. #4
    Super Member Teddybear Lady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    2,563
    Name:  100_2187.jpg
Views: 307
Size:  1.04 MB
    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    I have had a bit of this given to me now and again. I don't know what to do with poly/cotton other than pass it on to someone. Am I missing something? What do you do with it? I know not to put it in a quilt.
    I don't know if the picture will post right but I've made a throw that goes on my bed in the summer time. It's not quilted but I think it looks light and summery. It's made from old "double knit" or polyester that we all used to wear. Hot stuff to wear.
    Debbie

  5. #5
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,911
    I guess I should of said poly cotton fabric. Wow, I didn't know I could use it in quilts though. Interesting. Glad I asked. Thanks.

  6. #6
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,911
    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    Name:  100_2187.jpg
Views: 307
Size:  1.04 MB

    I don't know if the picture will post right but I've made a throw that goes on my bed in the summer time. It's not quilted but I think it looks light and summery. It's made from old "double knit" or polyester that we all used to wear. Hot stuff to wear.
    Debbie
    Yes, I have double knit and I really like it. I have some double knit quilts and so sooo warm! I just didn't know I could use polycotton fabric in a quilt. I understand to wash the other fabric first so everything is preshunk.

  7. #7
    Senior Member COYOTEMAGIC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Only the Shadow Knows........
    Posts
    972
    Blog Entries
    3
    Shurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, you can use anything to make a quilt. Poly/cotten, denim, corrdoruy, I even used a poly knit as the foundation for a crazy quilt.

  8. #8
    Super Member Pat625's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Pole
    Posts
    1,642
    I have used poly/cotton blends in quilts..Just be careful not to mix with cotton in case of uneven shrinkage..Enjoy your fabric!!

  9. #9
    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    3,123
    I"m shameful... I use anything and eveything ( try to keep like fabrics in the same quilt due to shrinkish issues) and the Veterans love them all......

  10. #10
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    8,795
    I use them in quilts! But the higher the poly content the less likely I am to use it on the top.. just because of the pressing issues. But I use them( the higher poly blends) on backings. There was a time when poly was all the rage and 100 percent cotton was not easily found in a good assortment of prints.. and yep I had to mix.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.