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Thread: Has anyone ever used the fabric on a comforter to make quilts?

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    Super Member DebsShelties's Avatar
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    Isn't that cotton fabric? I know Walmart sells them pretty cheap. It's what 5 - 6 yards on each side depending on what size you get?
    The poly batting can be used to make body pillows or regular pillows, pet bed stuffing, toys etc.
    I have two that I really like the colors of the fabric, don't use them much and would love to take them apart and resew into things like mug rugs, table runners for spring etc.

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    Go for it. There are no rules. If you will get more use out of the comforter by making mug rugs, have fun with it. What good is a comforter that you don't use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Go for it. There are no rules. If you will get more use out of the comforter by making mug rugs, have fun with it. What good is a comforter that you don't use?
    I agree, they just sit taking up closet space that could be used for other things.
    I was also thinking, with the price of cotton going up up and away, this may be a cheaper way of getting fabric for backings, etc.

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    I think that's a good idea.

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    Great idea. I have old comforters that i was just going to use as batting. never thought of taking them apart.

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    thanks for sharing this great idea! pab

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    I personally would not spend much time on this because it will depend on the ware it has had. Fabric has a life time limited to its use .I sure would limit my time to something quick.I had a bad experience with this and even though the fabric looked good it after 2 washings fell apart and my work was for nothing.

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    also.....holes left from the machine quilting.

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