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Thread: Twill Fabric???

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    I have found the perfect fabric to go with my LSU 100% cotton fabric. The only thing is that it is twill fabric. I found it on line at "the Stitch and Frame Shop" . I have never used twill fabric, in anything. Does it wash well and keep its color? Can it be mixed succesfuly with cotton in a quilt? What do you think the problems would be in doing this?
    Thanks in advance for your input.
    Do you have any idea how hard it is to find fabric in LSU colors!

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    Twill is heavier weight than quilting cotton, similar to lightweight denim, just so you know. If you mix them, the weights will be quite different. I'm not sure it would work very well. Could you do the whole thing in twill?

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    I have a quilt that's 12 years old. It has three fabrics, a regular cotton, a twill and a sheet. I didn't have any problem putting it together and it wears like iron and is washed regularly.

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    mixing textures, weights and fibers is PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE when quilting. if you are concerned about the difference int he weight between one fabric and another you can add a lightweight stablizer to the thinner fabric. i have made quilts with cottons, silks, velvets, wools, canvas, denims, chintz and broadcloth (all in the same quilt) the only thing i worry about when making quilts is how the different textiles will launder together. if it is an item that will be washed i want everything to wash together-if it's a wall hanging i don't worry about that part as much.

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    I know the twill you are talking about. I have used it without any problems. Have fun with your LSU quilt!

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    Thanks for the input will keep this in mind

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    I am still learning a LOT from this board! Thanks for the correction.

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