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Thread: satin quilt

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    satin quilt

    I have about 11 yards of beautiful Barbizon satin in a peach color. The fabric is beautiful but I don't know what to do with it. It is at least 40 years old. I have recently thought of making a king size quilt for my bed....not a bedspread, just a quilt. I am concerned about the satin slipping off my bed. I wondered if I should put some other fabric on the back of the quilt or should I use satin all the way around? I planned to have it machine quilted with cotton batting so when I wash it the cotton batting will shrink. What are your thoughts on this dilemma? I really enjoy reading all of your ideas on quilting as I am a beginner! Love to all.
    Lalalalala

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    What kind of care does the satin need?

    Is it washable? Some are - and turn out beautifully. Some aren't - and end up a crinkled disaster.

    Does it need to be drycleaned?

    The only suggestion I have is to have the components be compatible as far as care is concerned.

    If you use satin on both sides, it would be slippery. Also, cool to the touch.

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    It will slip off your bed. I would use a good quality of flannel for the backing if it was me doing it. Sounds like it will be a beautiful quilt. Hope you post a picture of it when it is finished. You could wash & dry the batting to make it shrink before putting it in the quilt. You do not have to use detergent when washing the batting. Just running it through a rinse would work & then dry it for the shrinkage.

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    It's deja vu all over again (LOL). When I was a kid my parents had a peach satin comforter. I don't know where they got it, or what eventually happened to it. I'm pretty sure it was store-bought. It did slip off the bed occasionally, but it wasn't as slippery as satin sheets! The weight seemed to hold it down better. As I recall I was pretty thick and warm. I think a whole cloth quilt of this would be really beautiful. If you don't intend to quilt it yourself, ask a good longarmer for her opinion. I would probably want to use the satin for top and bottom and live with the slipperiness. What a treasure!

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    My Mother made a crazy quilt from satin and velvet, it was beautiful but had to be dry cleaned.

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    My first thought about the satin was... if you have to 'unsew', the holes do not disappear. My second thought was a remembrance of my dear grandmother. She was way past retirement when she insisted on buying black satin sheets for her bed. My mom went nuts trying to find a method to keep them from sliding off the bed
    Nancy in western NY

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    This is an interesting question; it will be interesting to read all the responses.
    I take old fabric from garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores and sew them into my quilts. But first I wash them and run the fabric through the dryer. If it doesn't hold up, it doesn't get used - that's my theory. Questions I might ask myself: How much do I value this fabric? In what shape is the fabric? How would I feel if I destroy it? What would I do with this fabric if I don't use it in a quilt?
    I will be looking forwad to see what you do....
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    What a great ideal! Let us know what you decide and how it turns out. I'd love to make a quilt with satin, or satin and velvet

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    Thank you for all of the thoughts, they are very helpful. I will try washing and drying some of the fabric before I go any further. It is Barbizon fabric so I'm almost positive it will wash beautifully. Barbizon was famous for making nightgowns and slips etc.. I worked there 45 years ago and that is where I got the fabric. I think if the fabric will wash up ok I will make a whole cloth quilt with a good quality flannel on the back and just have the machine quilter do her thing with it. I think I will LOVE it...I will post pictures.
    Lalalalala

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    this started me thinking.......I have a HUGE piece of blue silk fabric that my DH got from Hong Kong when he was flying with the navy (1966-67 era) and its been in my cedar chest for YEARS......and I never knew what to do with it.....wonder if I can use it like this? thanks much for the idea, I may have to see how it washes, after all these years....this board is WONDERFUL

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