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    corduroy quilts

    Anyone made quilts from corduroy? My group has a huge stash of different colors and would love to make a tie quilt. Just not sure how to do ti or what pattern to use.

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    I've used it as a combination batting/backing on some charity quilts. It needs a couple of washings to soften it up a bit.

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    Why not a scrappy nine-patch combining the cordoroy with other fabrics? I look forward to see what you do ....
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    one of my favorite quilts is a patchwork one with squares of corduroy alternating with squares of denim---it's a raggy quilt and just awesome! i also have used corduroy many times for appliques. nice heavy-warm quilts!
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    I remember my GM made a crazy quilt out of corduroy that she did the feather stitch around it. It was my GF's lap quilt when the weather was cold and damp.

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    I made a rag quilt recently with corduroy and cotton squares. love it!!
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    I like to mix up corduroy and flannel in my rag quilts. It gives a nice texture, and it rags well.

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    I have made two quilts from corduroy and they are the family's favorites. I buy pants from goodwill and just make big stripes of color. I put jersey fabric on the back, cotton batting and tie them with yarn. The best!

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Size:  721.6 KBMine was nothing fancy, but it's a great quilt. I made it probably 25 years ago out of old pants, jackets and scraps of corduroy. I backed it with a flannel sheet and tied it with yarn.

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    I made a quilt with soft corduroy and flannels in an effort to make a manly-ish quit for my nephew. Its a turning 20. I didn't find it hard to work with, but what I bought wasn't super stiff. The solid blue and green were cord.

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    I love it!

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    My mom made several quilts out of scraps she got from a sewing plant several years. The quilts were very nice. When it was time to divide the quilts she left we all wanted the corduroy one.
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    My very first quilt was cordouroy. I made a block with diamonds in a square (I thought it was called friendship square, but I can't find it by that name) - but I would recommend something more like what is shown earlier in this thread - nice straight seams, square (or rectangle) blocks. The quilt is lovely - but HEAVY. Be warned.

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    Corduroy is much the same as working with denim. The seams can be thick if they all come together at the intersections. They do well ragged or in a running bond brick pattern where the seams are offset.

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    I made a corduroy quilt from small squares cut from my daughter's toddler pants. It means way more to me than it would to her, so I kept it. She can have it later...much later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonnie nolan View Post
    Anyone made quilts from corduroy? My group has a huge stash of different colors and would love to make a tie quilt. Just not sure how to do ti or what pattern to use.
    I made this one with scraps from some of my old skirts, jackets, a dear friends pants (who has since died). I love this quilt. I lined it with a flannel sheet. I pieced the back also with corduroy, so yes, it's heavy but when I get really chilled in the winter, this is the one I grab off of my couch and wrap up in it. I stay under it until I crawl in bed.

    This is the only picture I could find on my computer- it shows it unfinished. But, other than the binding (which really sets it off), this is what it looks like. The binding is the green colored corduroy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonnie nolan View Post
    Anyone made quilts from corduroy? My group has a huge stash of different colors and would love to make a tie quilt. Just not sure how to do ti or what pattern to use.
    I made this one with scraps from some of my old skirts, jackets, a dear friends pants (who has since died). I love this quilt. I lined it with a flannel sheet. I pieced the back also with corduroy, so yes, it's heavy but when I get really chilled in the winter, this is the one I grab off of my couch and wrap up in it. I stay under it until I crawl in bed.

    This is the only picture I could find on my computer. I bound it with the green corduroy, which really sets it off.
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    Sorry about the double post. :-/

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