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Thread: Poly/cotton fabrics - what do you use them for?

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    I know we quilters just love our cotton fabrics... but do you have any poly/cotton fabrics? And if so, what have you been using them for?

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    I have to admit that I am sure that some have slipped out from under my radar when I fell in love and failed to check. For the most part I use them in quilts, bags, or whatever.

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    some of my nicest sheets are cotton poly blend.

    One of the very worst sheets was poly cotton blend. It pilled up and felt like sandpaper. We'd bought a used RV and that's what the previous owner left for us.

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    I use them in my quilts. Never have a problem with them. In as much as they don't shrink, the pucker a tiny bit more than the cotton after washing.

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    I prefer polycotton for garment making (skirts & shirts). Reduces ironing needs.

    The "feel" counts very much, though!

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    Bags, aprons, wall hangings and some end up in my quilts.

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    So is it alright to use them in the same quilt with all cotton fabric? I just had a LOT of fabric given to me and am sure there are some blends. But as a beginner quilter I don't think I could pick all of them out. I want to use the fabric for quilts for Operation Kid Comfort and the Soldier's Angels quilts. I'll have to look back over their requirements too.

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    I wouldn't worry about poly-cotton fabric, use it up along with your cottons. About 15 to 20 years ago, that is all we could buy for sewing clothes or quilts. Then cotton was back and now that is all we can get.
    Those who didn't want to iron, bought poly cotton clothes. Bachelors especially, they didn't have MOM handy to iron their shirts and some were drip dry. That is where you wash the clothes, squeeze out as much water as you can, hang the piece on a hanger over the bathtub so the rest of the water can drip out. When dry, they didn't need ironing.
    Use it up and don't worry about it, not worth it.

    Carol J.

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    Thanks Carol J!

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    I have a ton for poly/cotton not sure what to do with them I am think about make a rag rug with some of it. Most of it so date. I was given some poly/cotton cheaters. :roll:

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