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Thread: Using Different Fabrics in Quilts

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    Using Different Fabrics in Quilts

    We often see questions about using different types of fabrics in the same quilt. Did anyone else see Sewing with Nancy this morning. In her Nancy's Corner segment she had a lady on who had used fabric from 5 different generations of army uniforms to create a quilt for her (I think) SIL. She had the old high maintenance ones, permanent press, light weight Vietnam era, jungle camo and the new digital camo. It was fabulous. And a great example of how well it can work.

    Major Cathy Ott, RetiredóRecycled Honor Quilt made from Army Uniforms

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    I didn't see the show but that sounds like an awesome quilt.
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    I turned it off before she got to that. Mixing is good....especially when you have that kind of story to tell with your quilt!
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    It is not that you can't mix fabrics in a quilt...it's just harder. You have to watch how they shink, how the iron reacts on them and sometimes the machine doesn't like to sew the thick parts. If you are determined, you can do it.

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    what is 'digital camo'?

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    I believe digital camo is made up of pixels that resemble camo from a distance. They look more like little squares of different shades.

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