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Old 05-22-2017, 09:27 AM
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I've been asked to make a quilt, actually 3 quilts from my grandmother's scarfs. They are mostly slick, rayon type fabrics. I'll be adding a cotton or poly/cotton blend to make enough fabric. The pattern I've chosen is a paper-pieced Pickle Dish. Any suggestions, hints, advice would be greatly appreciated please.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:42 AM
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Starch will be your friend...it will give some body to the thinner, slick fabrics. I like to spray then iron multiple times instead of just 1 coat. I also like glue basting any points that need to line up.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:34 AM
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You are braver than I am.
Or me. I've done extensive garment sewing, a lot with silks and rayons. I actually pieced on garment out of rayon batiks. It was very simple pattern with not matching points or corners. It was still tough. While I love to paper piece, I can't imagine doing it with silky scarf fabrics. You might want to use a fusible stabilizer on them. It will help a little.
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I was thinking 'lightweight fusible stabilizer' too....
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lightweight fusible stabilizer was my first thought, too. i have some inherited scarves to do the same thing with.
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Originally Posted by GlendaNixon View Post
I've been asked to make a quilt, actually 3 quilts from my grandmother's scarfs. They are mostly slick, rayon type fabrics. I'll be adding a cotton or poly/cotton blend to make enough fabric. The pattern I've chosen is a paper-pieced Pickle Dish. Any suggestions, hints, advice would be greatly appreciated please.
I have not done it, but have often thought it would be much the same as a Crazy Quilt, and I have seen a Crazy Quilt that was not very big, but sold for big, big bucks.
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I too vote for fusible, lite weight, non woven interfacing. Pickle dish! Braver than me!
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You're a VERY brave person, is all I can say, but I do wish you the best of luck.
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Can you get pieces of fabric similar to your grandmother's scarves to practice on?
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