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Old 07-28-2008, 07:56 AM
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Hello, I wondered if some kind sole could tell me about Calico. Is it ok to use as part of a quilt, is it ok for backing and how does it feel different to cotton, can it be quilted ok by hand or is it quite stiff ?
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:18 AM
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calico is quilting cotton...one in the same. Some stores will point out their calico wall where the quilting fabric is :D
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:20 AM
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I think calico is a quilting cotton that usually has a small floral print to it.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:26 AM
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You can use Calico in your quilt, there are different grades some is really rough the type I prefer is lovely & soft. You could use it if you were thinking of including some red work into your quilt. I'm in the middle of making a quilt for my MIL & am thinking of incorporating some soft calico then embroider or appliqued a design onto it.
Good luck what ever you decide to do.

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Old 07-28-2008, 10:30 AM
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Calico is just a quilters' weight cotton of standard (50-75) thread count weave with a printed pattern. It's what 90% of modern quilts are made from. (yes, I just made up that statistic) :lol:
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