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Thread: Seersucker

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    Junior Member Shiloh's Avatar
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    I have some Tutti Frutti fabric that is just delightful and colorful. My mind says it would make a fun & colorful quilt. My brain says I'm asking for trouble trying to work with seersucker. Has anyone ever made a quilt out of seersucker (other than the old puff pattern of puffy squares stuffed and sewn on a base)?
    Gerry

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    I'd like to know too, I have 4 yards of blue and white stripe that is actually very pretty.

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    if one irons seersucker it is no long sucked :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    if one irons seersucker it is no long sucked :)
    I didn't know one could unsuck seersucker! :lol:

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    just iron it and you can!! :)

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    My mom just made one. It is possible and it looks nice now that it's done, but I don't think she will ever do it again!

    You cannot press your seams because you will flatten the seersucker, you cannot press your blocks because you will flatten it. Also, the "squares" appear to be the same from top to bottom and left to right but if you cut some of the fabric along the width and some along the length then sew them together, you will see that it is definitely directional!

    I think the quilt looks darling but she was very frustrated in working with the seersucker.

    Just be patient and try a block or two first before you dive in!

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    I've used it in quilts with no problem. Why would it be any different than quilting cotton?

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    I've made a a couple of baby quilts with seersucker (there are a lot of really fun, bright kids prints available). Just be sure you run the grain all in the same direction - especially on the borders - and don't press it.

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    Glad you asked! Someone gave me some yardage of that Tutti Fruiti (her daughter picked it out) as payment for making pillows and I was wondering the same thing!

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    If a seersucker could suck what would a seersucker suck?

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