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Thread: Quilt made from upholstery fabric samples

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    Quilt made from upholstery fabric samples

    My daughter gave me a bunch of samples of designer fabrics last year - the kind you use for upholstery, draperies, etc. This quilt is made from some of the heavier fabrics, so I kept the design simple. After sewing each seam, I zigzagged down the center to force the seam allowances to stay open. I intended to quilt it without batting, but the seam allowances were still so bulky that I felt batting was needed, so that the seams would not be felt through the backing. The quilt is 60x60, made of squares that were cut at 8". The backing is a Christmas fabric, but the colors were just right for this quilt.
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    Very pretty. Nice job. BrendaK
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    Very beautiful quilt. Great work.

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    What a neat idea, it looks great.

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    Beautiful quilt. Betcha it's heavy also.

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    Oh Wow!! I posted recently about having some samples of upholstery fabric. Now i have incentive after seeing yours, it's so beautiful.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    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?

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    What a beautiful quilt! And what a great use for that fabric! Great job!
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    Good used for your samples

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    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?

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