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Thread: Cotton verses Cotton Blend

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    Senior Member skavanau's Avatar
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    Red face Cotton verses Cotton Blend

    I have always used cotton for my quilts but I just received some Hawaiian prints and they are a cotton blend. Do they work well as a quilt. I can mix them with 100% cotton to.
    Sharon K

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    blends work fine---some people always use blends- and mixing them is fine too- i would pre-wash though=the blends may not shrink as much as a 100% cotton- causing uneven seams/puckering.
    blends are often a little heavier than the regular quilting cottons we use- so they make a heavier quilt- but they hold up well- generally do not bleed- pressing can be a bit different- (assuming they are a poly-cotton blend) you will want to use a cooler iron- so you don't scorch/melt the fabric.
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