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Old 10-16-2014, 05:34 AM
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I think some of the Gees Bend quilts had corduroy. I say go for it.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:24 AM
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I forgot about this one. had yellow and pink and bought the brown with pink and yellow corduroy to make this up. Turned out cute. Gave to Precious CHild charity.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by AngeliaNR View Post
Ive been thinking of mixing corduroy, denim, and twill for a picnic type blanket. I have pieces of these fabrics, but not enough for anything but patchwork. I think the texture of corduroy would be wonderful in a quilt.
I made a dog bed from pieces like these... the only advice I'd give is to use a larger than 1/4" seam... my seams began to come apart with washings and my dog bed didn't last very long. It was very pretty though! I'll make another, but with larger seams and perhaps reinforced seams... Good luck!!
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years ago, i made a crazy quilt using all types of corduroy, used lots of embroidery stitches...it came out beautiful...
one of my mom's favorite quilts. I used 1/2" seams to allow for fraying
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:11 AM
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Stitchnripper, you're right about the Gees Bend quilts .... and they were beautifully utilitarian!

Nativetexan, those are some pretty quilts. I have not tried bordering rag quilts with a regular border, as on the pink/brown/yellow quilt .... something I'll have to do next time. Great suggestions here!
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
I doubt you'll ever find precut corduroy. I love it, bu the cut edges shed.
For me I hated the way they came out of the wash. The corduroy caught all the lint and the only way I could remove it was with duct tape.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:49 AM
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Many years ago -- and before I knew how I was "supposed to" be making a quilt -- I used alternating squares of corduroy and denim to make a quilt for my father-in-law. It had to be heavy so it wouldn't slip off his hospital bed, and it had to be warm. I sewed the squares together in rows with my serger, found a by-the-yard THICK batting, and backed the whole thing with a sheet. I folded the edges of the sheet over to make my binding, which was entirely sewn on the machine. He liked the texture and the weight. The whole thing was tied with yarn at every block intersection and in the middle of each block. That was many years ago. I have no idea of what happened to the quilt, but it survived lots of washings and still served its purpose.

I don't know that I would tackle a quilt with corduroy "now that I know what I'm doing," but it sure worked out back then!! Ha! Ha!

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Old 10-17-2014, 05:04 AM
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Been collecting pieces of varying sizes and colors for a couple of years....mostly from the discards at the thrift store..I think I have almost enough to reupholster the couch in a quilted patchwork design...the cats have just about destroyed the fabric at the bottom of the arm so I'm going to have to redirect them first. Mostly not looking forward to making the covers for the cushions...will take one apart for a pattern and reuse the zipper. Thank goodness for electric staple guns...last one I did years ago I did with a manual one...No wonder my hands look the way they do now...LOL

Good luck with your project..follow your thoughts...
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
mine was fine wale corduroy. it's the red print here.
From one Texan to another I love your quilt! Great for Christmas and my fav color is Red.
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:04 AM
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I have used corduroy - I love it and wear it as well. Use a 1/2 inch seam and it should work beautifully. Love the texture it gives and is nice and heavy.
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