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Thread: Retro polyester quilt

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    Junior Member Flour Sack Mama's Avatar
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    I'm posting tomorrow about the retro quilt my Grandma made me out of double-knit polyester. That stuff never wears out! Does anyone out there still sew with the stuff? I realize that cottons are the aesthetically popular thing to quilt with these days. It's just that until this cold winter weather hit again, I'd forgotten how useful this old quilt really is.
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    My MIL made utilitarian quilts out of necessity and used what ever she had to use. She worked at a garment factory in New Orleans and that is where she got the drop offs and short cuts. I have several of her quilts that have lots of Polyester in them and I have been collecting polyester fabric for some replica quilts.

    The nice thing about having vintage machines is that one of mine has the stretchy stitch for Polyester. :wink:

    Billy

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    I loved sewing clothes made from poly...but I lived in FL and it was sooooo hot.

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    our quilt guild still makes them for nursing home sometimes

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    Yes, I still make them. Mom passed away almost two years ago, and she made them, too. In fact, I have one I have been sleeping under. It has a flannel backing...so warm.

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    I have a few hand quilted poliester quilts my mom made..very warm don't fade

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    My grandmother lived to be 100yrs old and quilted until she was about 96. All her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren received a quilt from her...and yes, they were all made out of polyester.

    I didn't appreciate it as a kid,...but now, I cherish it.

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    My grandmother always used polyester - mainly when she was much older - she also used sheets for the front and back- she just loved quilting - just harder for her to piece quilts - I have fond memories of seeing her quilt rack out with a quilt all loaded up and she would hand quilt the whole thing.

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    I made my very first quilt back in the late 70's early 80's out of left over polyester from the outfits I had made. My son told me this fall that was his favorite quilt growing up. I just started using it this winter,becuase I needed something I could wash in hot water and dry in a hot dryer. Boy does that work well. I didn't make another quilt until last fall. Go figure.

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    thanks for sharing with us

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