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Thread: What to do with felt?

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    Super Member Ps 150's Avatar
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    I definitely agree cjomomma. Felt will break down after a few washes. Some people like to use them in wall hangings or tabletoppers that really won't be washed. If you do need to clean it, you can vacuum it with a vacuum's wand or spot clean with a damp cloth. I called a quilter once to see if I could use felt instead of wool when it called for some accents in a wall hanging but she was quite skiddish of mixing felts with anything that was machine washable so I didn't. But, I've seen some lovely felt hangings that were rustic and cute.

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    Felt doesn't wash well for me.

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    Do you have enough for a design wall?

    I glued some to a tray to hold beads while working.

    Have little people around? Make an old fashioned felt board for stories, letters, words, numbers.

    I applique with up-cycled wool and blanket stitched felt has held up pretty well on pillows and table toppers.

    Warm insoles for boots, shoes, slippers?

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    Felt doesn't hold together,

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    I think felt would be too stiff and I don't think it washes well.

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    Felt can be used in shadow trapunto under batiste. Search the web for shadow trapunto.

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    How about using it similar to a batting (after first washing it because it shrinks a lot)? I have wondered about that - using like with embroidered squares to give a stablility to the pattern? Was thinking of trying it.

    Marysewfun

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    I love thick felt used as batting in a wallhanging. The edges don't curl and the corners lay flat. Also, if shipped in a box, the creases from folding are not permanent.

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    I would not use felt on a quilt unless it was decoration on a wall quilt that wouldn't be washed. Felt can fall apart after repeated washing.

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    I am making the fruits, veggies, breads etc for my grandsons for Christmas. I saw the beautiful ones Granny_59, on this board, did and I just had to do some. some are from felt and some are from fabric. she had plenty of pics and even a few helpful tutorials.
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