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Thread: OK! I feel like a dummie...

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    Senior Member diannemc's Avatar
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    I went to wal mart and saw some beautiful white fabric...it is 100% cotton and was only 2.47 a yard..so I quickly bought 5 yards..was so excited!!
    I use white a lot on the backs on my baby quilts...when I got home I was feeling of it and looking at my great find..Then....I noticed on the selvage it had..insulated..??? I had bought lining for curtains!!! I washed a piece and it washes good and doesn't shrink much at all.. So do you think I can use it in quilting??? The bad thing is when I got home they had cut me a yard too much so I had to go back and pay for the extra yard..Now I have 6 yards..!!!

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    I don't see why you couldn't use it since it's 100% cotton and what a great price!! Give it a try!

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    I would say it depends how it feels next to the skin. Also, if it is insulated it may make a quilt too hot. I would lie down and drape the fabric over me for a while and see how it feels. If all is okay, GO FOR IT.

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    Wow.. you may have made the discovery of the century! You will have one very warm quilt.

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    It said insulated..rain proof?? Water kinda of bounced off of it but is ok after it is washed??? Don't think the insulation is for retaining heat???

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    I don't see why not. I used curtain fabric in a quilt and it came out great. It was the only fabric I could find a certain color in.

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    I think it would make a nice warm quilt. You may have given us all a new idea. I wish my Wal-Mart still had fabric. I really miss it.

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    I say use it! I think it will me very toasty...I think insulated means retaining heat. I wonder if you got rubber sheeting by mistake? Is it kind of rubbery on the back? JoAnns has it in white.

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    Great price for 6 yds. I would go ahead and use it :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I say use it! I think it will me very toasty...I think insulated means retaining heat. I wonder if you got rubber sheeting by mistake? Is it kind of rubbery on the back? JoAnns has it in white.
    No it does not have any rubber on back..I can't tell it has anything on it..Except when you put water on it..It beads up..till it gets real wet..Does that make sense?? This is what it says...
    guaranteed roc-long rain no stain insulated lining

    It looks like polished cotton till washed then it is like regular cotton.

    Thanks everyone!!

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    i would be concerned abut it and the chemical which akes it insulated. so many washings may be required.

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    This may would be a great outdoor quilt. Camping, fishing etc. since it repels water.

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    it may be stain treated some fabric for furniture does that when it has been treated to resist stains

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    I would be worried about the chemicals in it that make it water repellant-against a baby's skin. I'd find another use for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    i would be concerned abut it and the chemical which akes it insulated. so many washings may be required.
    I would be concerned about the chemicals and a baby breathing them. I think a camping quilt would be a better use for adults.

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    It may work well in coasters.

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    Well after thinking guess I will use it for what it was made for lining for curtains...It sure is pretty and is even prettier after washed! Or backs for Table toppers??

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    I would hesitate to use this for a baby quilt. What kind of chemicals were used to make it insulated??? Also, have you tried needling it? It might just resist your needle and make it hare to quilt if you hand quilt.

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    If you have washed the fabric, and it still looks and feels good, it should be fine to use. You have received another jewel for your crown for your honesty. Bless you!

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    Its probably intended for a curtain lining, which would help keep cold air out, and cool air i. Should not be a problem at all. Great find

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    I think your idea to use for table toppers would be good. Also, for place mats or any other item where a waterproof backing would be good. How about a shower curtain quilt?

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    I think this would be ideal to use in the main part of a place mat or table topper or maybe potholders too as it is stain resistant. I don't know that I would use it in a baby quilt, but probably would in any other adult quilt, especially since it is pretty.

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    I was wondering why it's cotton yet says you're to use a cool iron on it? I don't think I'd use it for a baby quilt either, but it has lots of other uses and I'd say you still got a great bargain. I'd use it as backing for the window valances that I really need to make and have been putting off for WAY too long, lol...

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    Prior to quilting taking over my life, I made custom draperies and bed spreads. I would not recommend the drapery lining for a quilt since it does have special chemicals in it to make it no stain. Even washing it does not remove this. My drapery workrooms have a problem with the different chemicals used in the drapery fabrics and linings and some actually wear surgical masks when they are working with the fabric.

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