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Thread: Before I yard sale it out.. craft felt question

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    Super Member Yarn or Fabric's Avatar
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    I have a box of craft felt - both in squares and in yardage...
    Before I go and yard sale it out in the morning is there anything quilty that can be done with this stuff? I inherited it and really don't use craft felt so I just put it in a box to yard sale out...

    What does one use felt for? If you use it for batting in table runners, can it be washed without getting all wadded up and whatnot?
    I read that someone uses it for potholder batting - should I save it to use it for that?

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    Is it craft felt or washable felt???
    Big difference :D:D

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    If it's craft felt, I wouldn't use it for anything except children's craft projects and temporary craft projects that will never be washed.

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    I use felt in place of batting for wall hangings. I also use it in potholders. Some of the pre-cut squares are not as washable as most of the yardage, as the fibers are what ever they can dye and press together.

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    I'm really not sure what the yardage is just that it's felt. Maybe I should just yard sale it out to be on the safe side... I would hate to spend time, fabric and energy in to something and then not have it wash up nicely. I would never forgive myself. There is quite a bit of yardage there though. I'm sure someone will be tickled to get it tomorrow.

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    I gave all my crAft felt to ddparris for her school kids to make some things in school. I think it is fantastic that someone is willing to help young kids learn how to sew. I figure they can make ladybug pin cushions or any other tyoe of pin cushions or what ever they wanted to do with it. I got it in a box of material at an auction sale and didn't pay a whole lot for it.

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    I gave mine to a nursing home along with some fabric and yarn I no longer wanted. They were so grateful because they use it for crafts they make

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    I have made several quilts out of acrylic felt and they have all washed up quite nicely. I haven't had any problems with it at all and my cat loves his felt quilt.

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    Why not try washing some of it and see how it does before selling in your yard sell, maybe it would work for you. :-D

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    i've use felt in my quilts for a long time now. No problems yet.
    I took a square and measured it, washed it, iron it and measured it again and it did not shrink. My grandkids have
    have at least 10 of them that they are still dragging around.
    Syl

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    I use felt for the teens to make Christmas ornaments and little decorations. I have what I call a Christmas craft box, In this I place Christmas materials, yarn, felt, (different colors) sissors, craft bood ideas, glue guns, beads, buttons and paper, popcycle sticks along with package of thin wood cut outs, like stars and such.... I then have my granddaughter invite friends over and let them make a mess with lots of laughter along with cookies and treats. It is a wonderful time. In my younger years I always had the kids over to string pop corn and make pop corn balls, just anything to bring children together. Still do as a granny. Making good memories. Save your felt, if you have children / grands make a fun box.... ((((hugs)))

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    I have lots of tablerunners with felt instead of batting, they lay nice and flat.

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    Mother in law had a wallhanging that had a little moisture from a hot summer while on the wall and the felt color ran all over.

    Must be checked before anything is done.

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    I use it for Christmas ornaments too. I trace cookie cutters for my template and whipstitch pieces together with embroidery floss. Someone will surely want it if you decide to yard sale it.

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    My design wall is a large piece of felt! I hang it from a cafe rod that is resting on a wide set hooks that hangs over a closet door in my sewing room. Works like a charm and can be folded away!

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    I do the framed QAYG hexagons and use this for the "batting". Felt has come a long way.

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    If you decide to put it in your yard sale, why don't you donate it to a girl scout troop or a home for people of limited abilities (ARC) or to a nursing home activities director. They use this a lot in doing little projects.

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    I've seen where lots of people are using it in potholders. that's what I'm going to do with some of mine that I inherited.

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    I use it to FM pratice with! Works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    I have a box of craft felt - both in squares and in yardage...
    Before I go and yard sale it out in the morning is there anything quilty that can be done with this stuff? I inherited it and really don't use craft felt so I just put it in a box to yard sale out...

    What does one use felt for? If you use it for batting in table runners, can it be washed without getting all wadded up and whatnot?
    I read that someone uses it for potholder batting - should I save it to use it for that?
    Wondering does it fade when wet ?

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    I use it all the time!! Great for purses, runners, etc. I even used it for a quilt for my bed because I was out of warm & Natural! Washes great and no bunching. KEEP IT!!!!!!

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    This is off topic but Yarn or Fabric, I love your avatar! Where can I get the pattern for these adorable dolls?

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    I just made a 24" X 48" ironing board and used felt for the padding under the silver fabric for ironing. It is working out great.

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    I have used craft felt to thicken the side walls of a tote bag then machine quilted.

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    If you have yardage I used felt for my design wall and it works wonderfully! It is an oatmeal color but I suppose any color would work.

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