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    can you mix (or have you mixed) home spun fabrics with cottons. i have 2 patterns i really want to make. both are scrappy and call for lots of plaids with some tone-on-tone for background. i have many fat quarters of the home spun that i would like to use up. yea or nay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewitseams
    can you mix (or have you mixed) home spun fabrics with cottons. i have 2 patterns i really want to make. both are scrappy and call for lots of plaids with some tone-on-tone for background. i have many fat quarters of the home spun that i would like to use up. yea or nay?
    In my opinion - IF everything has been washed and shrunk before cutting - go for it!

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    Our foremothers combined ALL kinds of fabric. I'm not sure if anyone has a reason not to, but if you like the way it looks, I'd say go ahead! I made a scarf and hat with homespun....so I imagine it'll stand up well with a quilt!

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    I think the pre shrinking would be the best idea. I think the two will have different shrinkage rates.

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    I do it all the time - I don't pre-wash anything because I like that "quilty" look that appears with the shrinkage. I just love home-spuns so I usually end up putting some of them in almost everything I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughingquilter
    I do it all the time - I don't pre-wash anything because I like that "quilty" look that appears with the shrinkage. I just love home-spuns so I usually end up putting some of them in almost everything I do.
    thanks for the quick reply to my question. i'm going to make them after Christmas. . .let you all know how they turn out. by the way LOVE the PUP!

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    home spuns are still cotton, just a bit looser weave. they are used in quilting all the time...mix very nicely with flannels along with regular weave cottons.

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    Home spun cottons shrink like crazy. If you don't prewash and dry all of the fabrics for the quilt you may be very sorry. BUT, once they are washed, they are fine to mix.

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