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Old 05-31-2013, 12:39 PM
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Does anyone have experience using double knits for quilts? I have found two tops at a flea market made of polyester knits.
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I was thinking it would make a good receiving blanket. My mom just gave me a 1 yard piece. I thought I would put the silk binding around it and call it good.
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Many of these were made in years past. They are heavy, warm and last forever! Only down side for me is that they are not very soft to the touch.
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I have a double knit quilt. It's kind of an hourglass pattern my Mama hand pieced at least 30 years ago. It weighs a ton, is tougher than Kevlar and the warmest quilt I own.
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Some poly knit flower garden pieces were donated to our group so we made lap quilts for the nursing home. We pieced them and used poly backing w/o batting and they were pretty. They should last forever. Just spread the word you want donations and all kinds of stuff appears. What fun!!!
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Very warm and they wear like iron!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:35 PM
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I have alot of double knit quilts. I didn't make them, my DH's mother and sister did. They are alot warmer. They did these all by hand.
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Thanks for the replies. The one that I found will fit a twin size bed and was hand pieced in many different colors of fabric. flea-market-treature-may-2013-copy-1024x575-.jpg

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That's a beautiful quilt top! It will last forever!
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Originally Posted by cajunowl View Post
Does anyone have experience using double knits for quilts? I have found two tops at a flea market made of polyester knits.
How much were they asking. I found a 9 patch at a thrift store the other day------a bit bigger than baby sized adn they wanted $10. I passed. The woman at the store was bragging about it being hand made. I kept my mouth shut.

I'd pay maybe $5---------for DD to use camping or outside, but NOT for a quilt.
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