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    Is there any use for double knit anymore? I'm cleaning out things from my mil and have two bags of double knit. Also some small bundles of different colored satin? Toss them or what? Thanks for any help. I didn't know what section to put this in, I'm sorry if it's the wrong one.

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    I would not toss them, take them down to a Senior center, ask a guild if they have use of them or give them to a resale shop. Someone will probably want them! I know some groups actually make quilts out of doubleknit/polyester for use by police and fire depts. The poly doesn't stain or that is what I have been told.

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    The senior citizens in my home town mad lap size throws. They gave them to the ambulance people for use in wrecks. Can be used for utility blankets kept in a car in case you need something to lay on to change a tire or to put under a tire to get traction. They wash nice.

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    cut into strips and braided or crocheted, DK makes an indestructable rug. DH also made me a garden quilt out of large pieces, to cover the garden when frost is coming in the fall. Worked great, did not blow around, lasted forever (longer than my garden!)

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    Really good double knit is hard to find, I would contact the local sewing guild to see if they take donations. Double knit makes great quilts, my mom made one out of multiple colors of double knit and my son used until it was literally in shreds. Don't throw it away! Someone would love to have it. You could even list it on Craigslist as a free item.
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    I've used double knits and satins for doll clothes (Barbies and the 18" dolls). The knits have alittle more "give" for little fingers changing doll clothes.

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    I made a double knit quilt over 30? years ago and it is still going strong. There are some great examples here on QB. There are also some satin quilts (angel wings), satin bindings etc. on QB.

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    I have been making a dear friend chemo caps. Maybe you could find someone around there who could make some to give to chemo patients.
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    our quilting seniors just finished a charity quilt with fabrics mixed with the double knits.
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    If they are the thick double knit that is the same color on both sides, I would love to have them. I will pay postage and maybe send you something you do want????

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    I will take pictures tomorrow. to show you how much it is.. big yardage on a lot.. postage would be very expensive I'm afraid for you. but I'll show you what it is.

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    If you can't find a good home for them they make wonderful pet beds for the shelter.

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    Satin is nice for background fabric in goldwork or beading. But doubleknit is out for now. If you wait long enough it will be back in though

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    When making quilts for the homeless, doubleknit is the best thing around. It's the fabric equivalent of an iron skillet. Doesn't tear, heavy and really warm, washes quickly and easily, and is almost indestructible.

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    My MIL made doubleknit quilts for all her 14 grandchildren...they wear like iron. I believe she used sheets (new) for tge backing. Batting? I have no idea, but they were very warm and never wore out!!! Charity Quilts?

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    The one and only quilt my Mom ever made was out of dbl knit for my little sister 40yrs ago. That poor thing was probably washed every other day for its first 10 yrs.Lil Sis then my son dragged that thing every where and through everything. My nephew and niece treated it the same way.My niece is now 18 and its on her bed. How that quilt survived 4 rough and rowdies will remain a mystery. It still looks as good as the day Mom finished it. And the only stain on it is from a magic marker And surprisingly no snags?

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    we sent ours to the local church ....they make mission blankets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Txsuthrn View Post
    Is there any use for double knit anymore? I'm cleaning out things from my mil and have two bags of double knit. Also some small bundles of different colored satin? Toss them or what? Thanks for any help. I didn't know what section to put this in, I'm sorry if it's the wrong one.
    I have 4-5 tubs of double knit fabric someone gave me and I plan to cut 1.5" strips and crochet into a rugs. I have made several, a large one for my front porch. I used Good Will sheets for that one due to not having the double knit fabric at the time I made that one. I have used old t-shirts too and they work well for bathroom rugs. Just a thought!!
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    Wonderful for picnic and beach quilts. They are indestructible. Good for kids to carry in their cars in winter if they drive far to school or work. I made a grandson a graduation quilt with some pretty ones and it's really heavy and he loves it!

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    Here is a double knit quilt I made for my son, don't know how old it is, enough years on it to show you that is is still brightly colored and shows very little wear even though it gets washed often!! Excuse the bed making his always look like he is still in it!!!
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