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Thread: Would You Have Bought This?

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    Super Member Lneal's Avatar
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    I was at the local Goodwill store today and found a deep red wool blanket for $2.99. I wonder if I should have bought it. I kept thinking there was something crafty I could have made with it. I know wool at the lqs is expensive.

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    No. I havn't used wool blankets. Others might have....

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    watch out for red it could bleed

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    If it doesn't bleed, you can use it as batting.

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    I don't know. I'm always concerned about red bleeding and with wool I would want to have it cleaned so I probably wouldn't have bought it at a thrift shop.

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    Wool could be felted and then used for some beautiful applique. I would have purchased it.

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    One of my former quilting buddies used wool blankets for batting. She didn't use red, but didn't seem to have problems with the other colors. I'm guessing she washed the quilts after they were quilted. She never said there was a problem and we didn't think to ask.

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    Super Member Lneal's Avatar
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    That's interesting to know that wool could be used as batting. It feels heavy to me. This blanket looked like it had been washed too and was smaller than a twin size. Still thinking about what else could be done with it.

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    Don't know about the wool blanket but I sure would like to have some of that Pineapple Upside Down cake. Looks Delicious!

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    You can felt it and make a nice bag or purse or felt it and cut out flower appliques.

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