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Thread: Batting for Eye popping Ugly quilt

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    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
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    Use a cotton batting and wash/dry on hot. I would hesitate on the unwashed flannel backing, as that may shrink more than your batting . . . which may result in some weird shaping. However, you could use several layers of unwashed flannel for the batting.

    BTW, I LIKE your "ugly" quilt!
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    My one experience with 100% wool batting (unwashed) and handquilting was that the batting shrunk like crazy when I washed the finished quilt, and I ended up unpicking the whole thing. Now that's wrinkly!

    Alison

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    I'd use 100% cotton. When it is washed, it will give you that vintagey feel that I think you're going for. Love the quilt, BTW!

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    I don't see anything ugly about the quilt. Perhaps if one is not used to this kind of color palette.
    But most girls would love to have it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeebreak View Post
    Okay...you just aren't supposed to say that....that you want as much wrinkling and shrinkage as possible! You might make some of us go into convulsions..as we struggle and strive for smoothness and firm shape! "Please don't wrinkle" and "please don't shrink" are the constitution of quilting!!!! LOL!!!

    But may I ask..as I calm myself from shaking...why do you want those to things in this quilt?
    Thank you everyone for the many compliments. I've been rearranging blocks every since posting picture and am now ready to assemble rows. My husband normally helps with this part, he really has an eye for arranging the colors, but he left on a deployment two months ago and won't be back for another 10 months. I really miss his help.

    Coffeebreak, yes, for this quilt I do want as much wrinkling as possible. I do know what you mean about hoping/almost praying a quilt won't shrink. I made a quilt for my youngest daughter, 30 yo, and didn't want any wrinkling at all. Guess what, it shrunk drastically. I was so upset, almost cried and I'm not normally a cryer over such things. This quilt just needs the wrinkley look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvaughan View Post
    Thank you scrappingfaye58 and jj1150. I was drawn to these fabrics when I saw them but do have to admit they are an acquired taste. My sister said they are horrendous. I think once quilted it will be a pretty (ugly), my mom says interesting quilt. LOL! Same thing my husband said earlier today, "Interesting".
    My DMIL used 'interesting' when she didn't like something, but didn't want to be insulting!! LOL Sincerely hope that's not your family's take on the word. I think the quilt will be great when done!
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    I love your quilt, don't think it is ugly for one minute, you can give it to me and I will finish it right up for my bed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvaughan View Post
    Thank you scrappingfaye58 and jj1150. I was drawn to these fabrics when I saw them but do have to admit they are an acquired taste. My sister said they are horrendous. I think once quilted it will be a pretty (ugly), my mom says interesting quilt. LOL! Same thing my husband said earlier today, "Interesting".
    And we all know what they really think when they just tell us "interesting"!

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    I wanted a real wrinkled look on a quilt I did this summer. I decided to buy a batting at JoAnn's that I hadn't tried on one of my own quilts but that a customer brought with one of her tops for me to LA. I think it was called Cream Rose. I liked how it shrunk up the quilt like I wanted it to--and made it look old fashioned. I will definitely use that brand again when I want that look.

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    I love your quilt. The colors are great, not ugly at all.

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    Your quilt is beautiful! what is the pattern?
    the

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    I love those fabrics. If you use warm and natural..it should crinkle up nice for you.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
    Heather

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    You might think I'm weird, but I really like the colors and pattern of your quilt. Great job! Would love to see a photo of it after it is crinkled.

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