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Thread: Has anyone quilted with dress weight Linen?

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    Izy
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    As you probably gathered from my recent topic about how I build my stash, I constantly scour the local charity shops for suitable garments made of 100% good weight cotton.

    I keep finding LOTS of beautiful linen, lovely and soft but I have steered away from it, as I am unsure if I can use it?

    So has anyone actually used linen in combination with cotton, or totally all in linen.....let me know what y'all think please? :D

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    I don't see why it couldn't be used but all the linen I've seen needed to be pressed after washing. That wouldn't work for a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou
    I don't see why it couldn't be used but all the linen I've seen needed to be pressed after washing. That wouldn't work for a quilt.
    Yes, I understand that aspect of it.. thanks for your imput!

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    Maybe make something small and see how it works and washes up.

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    I don't think it would wear as well as the 100% cottons.
    It would wear out before the rest of your fabrics would.
    A lot of work goes into a quilt, so I would like to see my quilts last. The reason to use good quality 100% cotton fabrics.

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