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Thread: resently bought bunch of material trying to make extra cash

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    thx to all who commented. i am glad i read ur posts before i spentt my hours cutting squares. thx again'

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    My mom sometimes used sheets for quilting we found that the edged frayed on the sheet fabric and the blocks did not hold up for that reason the fabric was good but the seams did not hold. She used it successfully for backs or on pillow shams.

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    i use them for backs of quilts but not piecing

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    I just bought two king flat sheets at an estate sale this weekend, real high quality feel to them. I paid 1.00 per sheet. I plan on making pillowcases and little girl pillowcase dresses and crib sheets. So as you might not make a quilt out of it, there is still money to be made.
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    I don't think I would use sheets for quilts to sell.

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    I have seen a blog from a lady who buys "vintage" sheets and then sells them... Wish I could remember where. The colors and designs are very pretty, but since I hand quilt, they are hard to quilt through. Good luck with your endeavor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I'd be hoppin' mad if someone sold me fabric and it turned out to be old sheets. A fabric fat quarter has a selvedge edge, sheets don't.

    I totally agree. I am a longarmer and the sheets are woven so tight that the stitches skip ,break thread and in general a pain to work with. Some longarmers have no trouble with using sheets but I refuse.
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    I don't know what "rools of fabric" means. Do you mean rolls of fabric? Do market this as sheeting, however.

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    Well, at the risk at being tossed off the QB on my thrifty behind, I must step up and take an opposing opinion. I often use 100% cotton sheets, pillowcases, bed ruffles and curtains when piecing my quilt tops. I have never had a complaint from one person who has received one of my quilts. I do my own quilting and I use fleece for backing.
    The only time I have had a problem with ravelling is when I tried using some polyester blend where the poly content was higher than the cotton. I didn't end up using that in the quilt. The lowest blend I will use is 60 cotton/40 poly.
    Good quality 100% cotton sheets that are not worn out, make great fabric for piecing in my opinion. Often, if the middle of a sheet is worn, the edges are still quite good and usable. And just FYI, many sheets do have selvage edges.
    I absolutely believe that a seller should be completely honest about what they are selling, including stating that it is cotton sheeting, should that be the case. However, if the price is right, and I don't mean $1.99 per FQ, lol, I do believe that there will be buyers for sheeting FQs and squares.
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    Thank u toall. I am thinking of keeping the sheets and piece a few to make a quilt from pieces and use the others as its backing. It will be a great expierece and another 1st for this beginner. :-) I think i will take photos of the other fabric i have up for sale and see if they sale cuz they r heavy material and large pieces. great brand new quality. suggestions on prices on poly and poly mix could help bunches. i also have a few yards on silk feels high quality. i'll post pix soon.

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