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Thread: HELP!!! Opinions and Ideas Please.

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    KrystelsQuilts's Avatar
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    Ok, I'm having withdrawals from quilting and decided I needed to do something while my favorite machine is in the shop (been 3 weeks)... so I borrowed my sisters OLD singer and decided to work on my grandsons blue jean quilt while I had the use of a heavier duty machine.

    My question is this. I am doing the quilt in the Jacob's Ladder design... would it be bad to use a red calico fabric for the cross part of it or should I stick to blue jean material and try and find red jean material? thank you in advance for your advice and assistance.
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    I think the calico would look really good and a nice contrast from the denim

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    I think the red would look great! Are you asking about how a lighter weight fabric would work? Now, that I don't know--too inexperienced here.

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    I agree, I think the red calico would look great with the denim. Be sure to post pics and let us see when you finish.

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    i"m thinking a red bandana print

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    The red would be a great contrast and I agree the bandanna would work. They seem to go with denim!

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    It would look great w/calico. Since jeans are so sturdy you could use stabilizer on the calico so you give it a little more "weight" to match, kwim?

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    Steven picked out the calico which is why Im wanting to use it if possible. Just want to make sure it will "wear" ... stablizer what is that and how do you use it? I've never heard of it before. Yes, quilter for several years but still consider myself a newbie :D

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    My friend has a jean quilt where I used iron-on interfacing for the lighter weight red fabric. Its 25 years old and still in perfect shape.

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    Stablizer is like interfacing. I would guess an iron on would be best. There are a zillion different kinds, you want one of the lighter weight ones so that the calico isn't too stiff. Hopefully someone will jump in with a brand name and type.

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