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Thread: Fabric

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    Member pjselzler's Avatar
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    Just curious???? Does anyone go to Goodwill's or Second hand stores and pick up cotton sheets or flannel sheets to use for quilting????

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    I use them for backing, can't beat getting sheets for 2 bucks!
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    I use sheets for backing most of the time.Never had a problem with them.

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    Yes, I do for the backing. Most of the ones I find are white or solids.

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    I use them mostly for backing, but have used for background fab before.

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    I don't really use sheets or flannel that much for quilts but I do buy a lot of fabric scraps and sewing notions at Goodwill. I have found lots of misc. parts and feet for my sewing machines there!

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    yes I do..I use them for both..

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    Sometimes I pick up cotton blankets or flannel sheets for batting.

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    I sure do. I use them for backing on my quilts. You can get some really cute ones for next to nothing.

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    I do! :)

    I love to find the novelty sheets for kids quilts, especially the vintage ones. I have used these for fronts and backs. I also love the vintage floral sheets. I have made a few quilts from these, as well.

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    I use them for backing, and also for everyday fabric napkins. I just cut them in squares, serge around them, and wash them. They save a lot of money over paper napkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shunem
    I use them for backing, and also for everyday fabric napkins. I just cut them in squares, serge around them, and wash them. They save a lot of money over paper napkins.
    Wow, love this idea! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjselzler
    Quote Originally Posted by Shunem
    I use them for backing, and also for everyday fabric napkins. I just cut them in squares, serge around them, and wash them. They save a lot of money over paper napkins.
    Wow, love this idea! Thank you!
    I like the flannel for the napkins more because they seem to absorb/wipe things better than the sheets.

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    No sheets for me but I do use fabric that I have purchased a thrift stores for quilts. backs or tops...

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    I just got 2 yards of a beautiful print for $1.99 and was thrilled. Now I am trying to find a pattern to use it with.

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