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Thread: Can I mix cottons with cotton/poly blends?

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    Hi all... here's the deal... I've collected old shirts and thought they were all 100% cotton. But today, when I started cutting them up (since I couldn't get on the board :lol: ) I noticed there are a few cotton/poly blends, and one is a linen/cotton blend. I want to make a log cabin with the thinner weight denim I've cut from old jeans, skirts and shirts. What do you think?

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    I have with no problem.

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    If I like the fabric, i use it.

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    you can mix any fabrics together.. you just may need to stablize them.. check out crazy quilting!

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    I say go for it. I've done that very thing many times without a problem.

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    I would use them. They are used so must have been washed lots so no worry about shrinkage.

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    yep, I've done it

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    i mix my fabrics somtimes on my quilts,no quilt police here i haven,t gotten caught yet ,and i watch america most wanted every saturday night and haven,t seen my picture on there so i guess im good to go lol

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    I regularly sneak in the odd renegade fabric. As long as it washes alright and is of a similar weight you will be fine.

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    one caution, if using poly, be sure not to use too hot of an iron. the poly may melt.

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    My last 2 quilts had a patch or two of blends. It works, although I don't like to make a habit of it.

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    My last 2 quilts had a patch or two of blends. It works, although I don't like to make a habit of it.

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    My last 2 quilts had a patch or two of blends. It works, although I don't like to make a habit of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellie
    i mix my fabrics somtimes on my quilts,no quilt police here i haven,t gotten caught yet ,and i watch america most wanted every saturday night and haven,t seen my picture on there so i guess im good to go lol
    I can't stop laughing!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Hey thanks everyone!! I'm cutting and cutting and cutting!! will be glad to start sewing soon... Some "life" is getting in the way, good "life" (weddings to go to and such)... but it's squeezing out my quilting time... no (real) complaints here...
    Happy quilting everyone... and thanks for your quick responses!!

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    well running1 im glad to help ,take your time enjoy cutting ,just don,t post your picture of yourself just in case the cops are here lol lol lol,but you don,t hear it from me happy quilting lol lol lol

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