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Thread: Thai Silk fabric

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    Thai Silk fabric

    I found this Thai silk fabric at a local re-run store for $2.00 a peice, thought it was beautiful and brought it home! It was in the original package with the information on care. I googled Thai silk and found a lot of interesting facts about the way it is produced. It is gorgeous with a beautiful lustre! Now, my question is....what do people use the fabric for? How could it be used in quilting? One piece is 2yds.-14" and the other 2- 3/4 yds. It feels fantastic and has a wonderful drape to it. Thanks for your ideas and input.
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    maybe make a blouse and skirt. As for quilting I'd say you could use it there also.
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    According to the info that I've seen, it cannot be machine washed, so it seems it would be hard to just add with cotton fabrics that might be used much.
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    Since it can't be washed, I would add some other unexpected drycleaning fabric i.e. leather, velvet, etc. and make some to-die-for- sofa pillows for gifts.

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    you can hand wash it- I do it all the time, just use a little shampoo and drip dry. I made 2 quilts for my daughters, sadly i had to retire the one because she laid on her quilt to do her homework, but it lasted 6 years. I also surged the edges, as it will unravel easily.

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    for the unraveling, could you put a lightweight fusible interfacing on it?

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    Both are lovely pieces, N. Yes you can quilt with silk. It does need a lower temperature when pressing. Here's some links I found:
    http://lizzyhouse.typepad.com/cherry...with-silk.html

    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/conte...op_Web_new.pdf

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