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Thread: Whole Cloth Quilt

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    Super Member CarolinePaj's Avatar
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    Hi Guys,

    Just wanted so help on this.....

    Where or where do I find fabric big enough to make these - and if I wanted to make a white one could I just use good quality high count cotton sheets?

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    Caroline

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    You could use 108 or 120" backing cloth. You really don't want to use high thread count sheets. Will be extremely hard to hand quilt. Actually go with the lower thread count sheets.

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    Thanks Sewcrafty!

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    Caroline

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    I got several yards of nice quility cotton muslin from Hancocks that is 108" wide for the whole cloth quilt I made and it was very nice to quilt and looks very good once quilted. If you don't want to use muslin, they have some very nice cotton fabrics that are 108" wide also.
    Just a side note, when you make a whole cloth quilt, you sure do get a lot of satisfaction from what you have done.
    Good luck with it.

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    Caroline,
    I also think muslin is a good choice! For me it is always very hard to get fabrics 108" wide in the quality or color I want to have. Therefore I mostly take the "normal" wide fabric (44-45") and sew several length together. When the seams are crossed by many quilting lines you almost won't see it anymore.
    One important thing: never do a seam in the middle of the top - a full length in the middle is much better.

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    HI, you can also buy them already marked. one piece and no seams.Here is one link where you an find thelm
    http://quiltingstencils.com/index.aspx

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    Wow. Love those!

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    If you're handquilting you might want to make test sandwiches and make sure you're comfortable with your choice of fabric, batting and backing. That's a lot of stitching to do if you find the going tough.

    Janet

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    There are lots of options in wide backing but be sure it needles good. a company SewBatik has some wonderful batiks in a softer fabric and hand quilts really well. However, if you want muslin look or bleached then the wide muslin is also good It appears that the wider fabric is always easier to hand quilt than the same patterns in 45"

    Thank you to the one who mentioned The Stencil Co. I designed the preprinted wholecloth they sell.

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    I use any size fabric I can't bare to cut up and just put borders on it until I get to the size I want. I always machine quilt so pressed open seams are not a problem.

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