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    What can I do with cotton velveteen?

    I have five different colors of cotton velveteen that I'm not quite sure what to do with. I think it could be used in crazy quilting but I don't do that type of design and I don't want to make pillows. Suggestions? FYI I have 1yd black, 1 1/4 yd blue, 1 yd wine red, 3 yd total burgandy, and 1 yd raspberry.
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    Tote, wall hanging, lap quilt, etc.
    It would do quite nicely in a large square D9P, rail fence, or similar simple square or rectangle design.
    Take advantage of the beautiful fabric! Use it in good size chunks...no little bitty pieces.
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    How about a disappearing 9 patch? The colors would be beautiful together. You could embroider on them if you wanted, and you could add braid or trim/lace if you wanted to make it appear to be a crazy quilt. If you want to incorporate some satins or silks, a good cream or black would be great. Good luck, post pics. Linda

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    When I see the word velveteen, I always think of the story The Velveteen Rabbit. Make a velveteen rabbit with its own little quilt.

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    Perhaps use some of the leftover pieces to make a pincushion~
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda8450 View Post
    How about a disappearing 9 patch? The colors would be beautiful together. You could embroider on them if you wanted, and you could add braid or trim/lace if you wanted to make it appear to be a crazy quilt. If you want to incorporate some satins or silks, a good cream or black would be great. Good luck, post pics. Linda
    If I made a lap quilt wouldn't both sides have to be out of the velveteen? I would think it would be way heavy both sides velveteen but uneven in weight if only the top or back was velveteen. Sigh. I think I'm just going to offer it up to someone.
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    ??need to stabilize it---crazy would be my first choice----stain glass would look fantastic if you can find a design to suit--there is always--just shapes -- the fabric is the story

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    Do you need a new tree skirt or stockings for Christmas? I think you should consider a bit of simple crazy quilting--maybe a table runner. Those colors would be beautiful.

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    Just remember you can't press or iron velvet or velveteen. This makes it a bit limiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Tote, wall hanging, lap quilt, etc.
    It would do quite nicely in a large square D9P, rail fence, or similar simple square or rectangle design.
    Take advantage of the beautiful fabric! Use it in good size chunks...no little bitty pieces.
    Great ideas! Once you piece the front leave out the batting and back it with something like remnant sateen, or cotton. Tie it or use big stitch quilting then bind it. Very glamorous throw for a chair or couch.

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