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Thread: Quilting w/Upholstery Material

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    must keep in mind most apholstry fabric is dry clean only...so that is a big factor in usage...i have used beautiful apholstry fabrics for quilt backs that were, crazy...wool, silk, other fabrics, not going to be thrown in a washer...turned out FABULOUS!!! but have to keep cleaning in mind...if it's maybe a wool bed-rug which you would vacuum, it would be ok too i would think...
    its' great fabric for tote bags, shopping bags along with applique projects, or wall hangings

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    Quote Originally Posted by crkathleen
    I made my first king size quilt with upholstery material, along with some cottons. It was my second quilt. (1st quilt was a baby blanket) When I washed it, it shredded. My thoughts is that the weave isn't tight enough. I used a 1/4" seam.
    If your pieces are very simple and fairly large shapes, you might be able to serge the edges. Mind you, that will add bulk to the seams, and you won't be able to press them open.

    'Course, you could serge the edges before sewing the pieces together. Twice the work, though.

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    It works you have to use similar weight material, washes ok but does fade faster than regular fabric so cold only and less soap. Upside with this fabric? great for wall hangings, table runners etc.. and of course pillows super for throw pillows which you dont wash all that often. A runner for your dresser (dresser scarf?) Christmas stockings? aprons for all your pals? once you think outside that box you can still use it, the price was incredibly decent and have fun!

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    Wash it first to see how it comes up...if its cotton and heavy, denim would be the perfect mix. Have a bit of an "experiment", it can be quite good fun.

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    I would think it would be too heavy.

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    I don't know about using it for a quilt but, it sure is pretty. If you have enough make a dog pillow. If you have a small light colored dog that doesn't shed, it should give you service for a while. If I goes with something in your decor, make a pillow or two.

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    I have used Upholstery material in a quilt before, in fact it was my first one I ever made. I used both quilting cottons and the upholstery material and almost 2 years later its still going strong and looks just as good as it did the day it was made.

    The 9 patch is the upholstery material and the binding also.

    Billy

    2 years and after a huge Thanksgiving meal later!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I have used Upholstery material in a quilt before, in fact it was my first one I ever made. I used both quilting cottons and the upholstery material and almost 2 years later its still going strong and looks just as good as it did the day it was made.

    The 9 patch is the upholstery material and the binding also.

    Billy
    Billy.was that made for the four-legged ones or the one laying beneath it?
    I also did an upholstery quilt along with my quilting cottons..and it turned out great.......

    like yours a lot...mj

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    Billy.was that made for the four-legged ones or the one laying beneath it?
    It was made for my wife to have on the sofa so she and I could snuggle under it while watching television. But everyone us uses it including the kids, their friends and the dogs. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    It was made for my wife to have on the sofa so she and I could snuggle under it while watching television. But everyone us uses it including the kids, their friends and the dogs. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy[/quote]

    Isn't that always the way !!!!!!!!!!!

    MJ

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