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Thread: Quilt made from upholstery fabric samples

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    wow very nicely worked up
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    That looks so nice!! I had a bunch of upholstery fabric at one time too. I was the receptionist at an upscale furniture store . They let me have the discontinued samples. I gave many away but I kept some for some "future" use.
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    Nice job!!!
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    A wonderful idea! And a very pretty quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr View Post
    It is so pretty Dunster! I was given many upholstery books too, but cannot get the silly labels off them. If I just cut where there is no label, I will have very tiny pieces = ugh! What did you do?
    These were big samples - maybe 25x30? I just cut off the labels. On some of the fabrics I was able to use DK5 (from the makers of 505) to remove the labels, but it isn't meant for fabrics (says so on the label) and it can leave a strong smell, so I don't really recommend it. I have some more samples that are smaller, but all of them are big enough for a good sized quilt patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi View Post
    love the colors...

    wow.. 8 " blocks? they must have been BIG samples or small yardages.

    I've often wondered, as I've seen other " upholstery fabric" quilts... how to you clean them? spot clean or sent to cleaners?
    Good question about the cleaning. The fact is, I don't know. These fabrics were a mix of poly, rayon, cotton. By the time they're quilted, I don't think shrinkage will be an issue, but I don't know whether it can be washed or not. Fortunately the colors are dark!

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    Verrrry nice. Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I have used a lot of the cotton type upholstery fabric (like Waverly) for totes and sofa pillows. I prewash them for any shrinkage but I don't think there has ever been much. It's really nice having washable pillows.

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    Wow, who would have thought samples could turn out so wonderful.

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    My mom had made one about 45 years ago and my brother still has it and still uses it. Yours is beautiful and will last forever!
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