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Thread: Wool quilting fabrics

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    Hello from WNY....I have recently purchased some wool fabrics and am looking for information on how to wash and use.
    Most of all I am looking for patterns and sewing techniques suitable for wool quilts. Really look forward to each issue of the newsletter. Hope to hear from someone soon. Thanks

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    There are all kinds of antique wool quilts and penny rugs around, but I don't know how much of that is being done now.

    Here is a blog about making crazy quilts with wool
    http://cathyscrazybydesign.blogspot....azy-quilt.html

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    Several of the quilt shows on TV have featured felting techniques. The wool fabrics are washed in rather warm water, if I remember correctly. The purpose is to skrink the fabric as much as it is going to shrink. Then roving (spelling??) is added to the fabric either in a random pattern or some sort of pattern. One show had an attachment for a regular sewing machine, but I now see that Sewing with Nancy or Nancy's Notions has a machine expecially for felting -- about $250.00. I have not seen any demo for making a quilt using felting; just emblishments on jackets, etc. I would think that wool fabrics might be used in the same manner that some old jeans have been used in a quilt where the seams are exposed on the top side of the quilt and then clipped to make a fringe. Sewing with Nancy used wool fabric in making purses. I have had a piece of white wool for YEARS that I am planning to use the felting technique with and then make a winter hand bag. The felting can also be done with a hand tool instead of a machine.

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    Thanks so much for your reply. I am gathering as much info as I can before tackling this project

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    Checked your suggested web site and found some really unique items. Thanks for taking the time to respond to me query.

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    Doing applique work with wool is like spreading butter on a hot bisquit

    with a warm knife - just wonderful......

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