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Thread: Wedding ring Quilt

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    My granddaughter is getting married. I want to make her a wedding ring quilt. Question is: Has anyone ever make a quilt from a light weight upholstery fabrics? And did it seem to heavy?

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California. I think that fabric would be too heavy as well. Most quilts are made from 100% cotton fabrics.

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    Thank you, didn't want to go to all that planning and it wouldn't turn out nice. This would be my first quilt. I'm excited.

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    Depending on where you live, and what you are going to back it with... I know I probably would not use batting too.
    There are many here who make quilts out of all kinds of fabrics :wink:

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    I just bought a fusible interfacing with the pattern on it. If this is your first quilt that might be a good choice for you. A wedding ring pattern is quite challenging for an experienced quilter.

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    Welcome from Florida! You may want to try that pattern out with the upholstery fabric and make a pillow out of it before you commit to that pattern.

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    Senior Member Sparky's Avatar
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    I think that doing any quilt with curves out of heavy fabric would be the end of your quilting experience and we don't want that! I remember someone who bought cheater fabric for a wedding ring quilt. There were some lovely fabrics, that might be a way to make a special gift. I don't want you to give up!

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    That would be a heavy quilt. My friend has one her mother made and it is too heavy to sleep under.

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    Sewing is my passion, I won't give up. I mostly do alterations and make curtains. My daughter-in-law is an upholster and has fabrics left over, she give me the left overs in the granddaughter's favorite colors. I like the idea of trying a pillow first--no waste but gain.

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    Last year there was a tutorial on the board that was awesome. I'd use quilting weight fabrics. I liked the paper piecing that was used to make the quilt. the instructions were great. Ask Patrice how to find it if you cant find it in a search

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