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Thread: Polyster knit material to make quilts

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    Here's a picture of one of the many tote bags my aunt made from polyester using the 'puff' block. She put a little wad of batting in this one. I don't think she did that with the quilts she made with puff blocks.
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    Mini skirts? Oh yeah, 1/2 yard of fabric, turn the hem up once and go! I loved those, but my mom hated them on us girls. We are all tall, but they were longer than the mini rags the kids are wearing now. They showed our knees though and that was hard on mom. lol lol

    I will use any fabric to quilt, to make clothes, to sew sew sew. It's just in my blood and I can't get away from it!


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    Yeah, mini shirts. But at least I usually wore the skirts with a blazer and heels. My mother was old-fashioned but she didn't say anything. Of course, I was already grown and on my own by the time mini shirts were 'in'.

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    every time i wear a short skirt now (but NOT those wide belts the younger girls call skirts today) i remember my mother rolling her eyes and having fits at the sight of women over 40 in miniskirts "back in the day". i keep waiting for her to reach down from heaven to smack me on the back of the head. :lol:

    she made all my skirts to the middle of the knee. i'd roll them up on the way to the bus stop. i think she knew but pretended she didn't. and i pretended i didn't know she knew. the unspoken language of mothers and daughters. :wink:

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    Hi to all. I have offered to finish some quilts out of poly knit for a friend at work that were started by her mother. One top is done & the other has the pieces cut for a "rail fence". My question is : what type of batting did you use for these quilts? I was thinking of using just a fleece backing and no batting. But saw where it was stated to use a flat sheet so it wouldn't be too warm. We're in MO and you never know what the weather will be like in the winter. I think they will be used for couch throws. Any help on this would be appreciated.
    On the Go, love your aunts tote bag.

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    The way my MIL did it was ..if she was putting a cotton backing on ...she used batting...if she was using polyester for the backing, she didn't use any batting, but ...all of her crazy quilts have a muslin foundation so there is already 3 layers when they are finished...the rail fence quilts will have a cotton backing and a thin batting.

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    Thanks for your info. Your MIL's quilts were beautiful. Isn't great to have something so beautiful to remember someone with. I have some of my Great grandmas quilts & I just love to touch & look at them. I marvel at her tiny stitches. Thanks again, Pat

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