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Thread: Mixing Fabrics.

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    Super Member twixbar's Avatar
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    I was wondering if I can mix a 100% cotton with a kind of polyester fabric. It looks like cotton but I think it is a mixture. I am hoping some of the great people here will answer my question.
    Thank-you for any help given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twixbar
    I was wondering if I can mix a 100% cotton with a kind of polyester fabric. It looks like cotton but I think it is a mixture. I am hoping some of the great people here will answer my question.
    Thank-you for any help given.
    From what I have read I think that you can...

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    You can do anything you want. But I don't mix fabrics out of preference and I prefer all cotton quilts.

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    This posted TEN times! Please let admin know whether or not that was your sticky trigger finger. If not, some serious site maintenance is in order. If so, they can delete the extras. Or you can go in and change the title to DELETED.

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    Why so many repeats of post??

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    Yes. If the fabric can be washed, and treated the way the finished quilt will be treated, then yes.

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    I am so sorry, I am having trouble with my mouse, please accept my apology.

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    I think the site is having issues:<

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    No quilt police here, you can do whatever you want, but I would suggest washing fabrics first, just so you don't have some odd shrinking when its complete.

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    The main problem is that 100% cotton will shrink and the polyester won't. So be sure to prewash your cotton fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    This posted TEN times! Please let admin know whether or not that was your sticky trigger finger. If not, some serious site maintenance is in order. If so, they can delete the extras. Or you can go in and change the title to DELETED.
    all fixed now. :lol:

    i guess the techs still have a bug or two to squash. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I think the site is having issues:<
    that's the understatement of the year. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I think the site is having issues:<
    that's the understatement of the year. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I'm having issues too. Can one of the techs fix me?

    8-)

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    I was told to pre-wash the fabric before mixing it. I am going to try to mix cotton and linen.

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    I'Ve mixed them and no problems. I pre-wash everything. Let me know about the linen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    This posted TEN times! Please let admin know whether or not that was your sticky trigger finger. If not, some serious site maintenance is in order. If so, they can delete the extras. Or you can go in and change the title to DELETED.
    all fixed now. :lol:

    i guess the techs still have a bug or two to squash. :lol:
    I'd say it was a fruit fly or two...they reproduce like crazy!!

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