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    Super Member Mariah's Avatar
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    I have some pieces of Wool which I have been told I can use in quilts. However, no one told me how to use them.
    If anyone has any ideas how to use wool, what patterns, ect, I would appreciate knowing. Thanks, Mariah

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    Are they washable. If not I wouldn't use them in anything but a wall hanging.

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    Many wools are washable.

    The main things to remember:

    1) Avoid hot water
    2) Avoid prolonged agitation

    One can wash SOME of them on a short gentle cycle on warm or cold.

    One can also damp dry them in a dryer. Some people are more comfortable line drying the fabrics or laying them flat to dry.

    I have some used garments that I'm thinking about cutting up.
    I think I will wash them like I wrote above - and see how they turn out.

    If they turn out well - Yippee! If not, I didn't want to use them anyway.

    If you do decide to wash these - do colors separately until the water runs clear.

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    I was thinking wall hanging. What would be a nice easy pattern that would look good--lots of Reds, Blacks, Whites.
    Forgot about the washing; will check it out.
    Thanks for helping me!
    Mariah.

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    I have used wool for the background of applique pieces.

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    Wool Penny quilts are cute. This site is all wool patterns

    http://www.starrypinespatterncompany.com/spindex2.html

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    Thanks for the website. Might just be something I can use. Want to be sure it is washable before doing anything.
    Thanks!
    Mariah

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    There is wool batting which is nice and warm and can be washed.

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