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Thread: Using Home Dec Fabrics

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    Senior Member AnitaSt's Avatar
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    I have a large stash of home decorating fabrics. I lived close to a textile mill and they had a huge sale at their outlet store when the mill closed, so I bought lots of wonderful heavy weight cottons for really cheap (many for $1.69/yard; some for even less). I've made slipcovers and pillows and curtains and still have lots of fabric. Mostly stripes, I think.

    Have any of you made a quilt using this weight fabric? I was thinking maybe something with really large squares (fewer seams) as a heavy winter bed cover. And tying it instead of quilting, maybe? What do you think? What experience have you had trying to quilt with this fabric?

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    They would be useful for making grocery totes.

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    I've used some in a quilt and it worked just fine!

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    You probably wouldn't need batting inbetween from the weight of the homedec fabric!!! I haven't used any, but I'm sure come winter we'd all want one.

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    My mother made a crib quilt for my daughter using 4-inch squares of drapery fabric (and scaps from clothing she made for all of us when we were growing up). She hand-tied it. It's held up to washings and general abuse very well :)

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    I have used it a lot. I am an interior designer in a large furniture/design center and we have a constant supply of fabric samples that are discontinued. Guess who gets them? They do really well in a quilt. Be sure to pre wash. Many of these fabrics will shrink and bleed. Also, do not use lighter weight fabrics with them. Keep the weights the same. Linda Kate

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    I used home dec cotton fabric for a drag around quilt for my first child 34 years ago. It wore like iron and was loved, loved, loved. Have you made aprons from the home dec fabric? The prints are usually so pretty and the cotton launders easily. :-)

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    Also makes nice purses & totes

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    Coming up here ill be making a pieced duvet cover for a customer those fabrics lend themselves well to that sort of thing.

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    I would happily use it... like what was mentioned, launder and use like weighted fabrics for the top. No batting for me, it would be too heavy where I live.

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