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Thread: Sheets as fabric?

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    I have seen a few people on here say they use sheets as quilting fabric.

    Are there any reasons why you shouldn't?

    I have the most fantastic sheet just sitting there - its never been used. Its fantastic quality - but I bought the wrong size. I always had the intention of selling it on ebay - because its designer kids manchester so I'd get a fair price for it. But it would actually be just fabulous in kids quilts. Its 100% cotton.

    What do you guys think?

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    I don't see why you can't use it in the quilt or even for the backing as alot of people do that.

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    As backing - what a great idea. I hadn't thought of that!! Thanks!

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    I have used them for backing lots of times.

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    blueangel - do you find it is just the same as quilting fabric - or is it a bit 'lighter' if you know what I mean?

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    I would go with backing -- sheets are denser (more threads per inch) so it might be an issue if you are hand quilting, but you should be OK if you are machine quiltilng.

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    one of the reasons (traditionalists) say to not use sheets is because of the thread count- sheets tend to have a higher thread count than the fabrics we (normally) use for quilting- and can be a bit more difficult to stitch-
    especially if hand piecing or quilting- but more and more people are using them- it is your project- you can use what ever you want- no one even needs to know it was a sheet-
    but if you are going to do hand work- be prepared for it to be a little more difficult

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    Go for it! I dont thunk LA will allow them but if u quilt yourself it doesn't matter!

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    I have used them a lot too - it's a great deal cheaper.

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    I say, Why not. Go for it.

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