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Thread: Seersucker in your quilt?

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    Super Member Glenda m's Avatar
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    I came across a some yardage of seersucker and wondered about using it in a quilt, maybe with other cotton. Does anyone use it in their quilts?

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    Yes, I made a baby quilt with some!

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    One of the cutest baby quilts I ever saw was made of seersucker interspersed with quilting cottons. And you often find seersucker in vintage quilts. Go ahead and give it a shot - it could be a charming touch! :)

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    I have and it worked great!

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    I have made 2 baby/lap size with this fabric, and they are so soft! No problems.

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    I have been collecting seersucker, the tutti frutti prints for a couple of years. The prints are so full of summer type colors. I plan on making at least one king size summer quilt or coverlet and another large couch throw.

    I'm always cold in air conditioning and need covers. I even like covers when the ceiling fan is on. I plan on making one throw without a batting and another with. I wasn't sure using the normal batting but instead possibly a layer of cotton, light-weight flannel or something else.

    I was wondering if this fabric would make nice covers for our elderly. I'll be watching this topic to see what others have done along with any comments.

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    I made a baby quilt with a combo of flannel and seersucker and my DGD loved it! So much texture!

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    Yes! It looks very cute!

    Just be careful if you press your seams. If you iron the seersucker it will take out the puckers! (Ask me how I know! lol)

    They don't always come back when you wash it, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    If you iron the seersucker it will take out the puckers! (Ask me how I know! lol)

    They don't always come back when you wash it, either.
    I didn't know that - thanks!

    I bought some bumpy chenille minky and in the process of steaming my little practice piece, steamed out the bumps and turned it into flat minky. :oops:

    But, I thought seersucker was permanently puckered because of the way it's woven. I've pressed my shirts and never ironed out the puckers. Guess you'd want to test the fabric and make sure it stays puckered before you put it into a quilt.

    Good thing to do when shopping for a man, come to think of it. Pick one that stays puckered. ;)

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    I think it would be cute and add texture as well as giving the baby something to feel that is different than just plain flat fabric. Babies love different textures. Like Minkie, or satin. Jan

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