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Old 06-19-2014, 05:51 AM
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A friend of mine gave me a lot of beautiful oriental fabric(the silky kind not cotton) But I'm having a problem as to what to do with it quilt wise. Any suggestions for a pattern, I want to make a quilt with it. Thank you.

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Old 06-19-2014, 05:57 AM
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I'm thinking I'll use the silky oriental fabric I have for a crazy quilt.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:10 AM
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I have never seen the silky type. I am not sure what I would do.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:38 AM
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Visit Hoffman International's website.... They not only offer some beautiful oriental fabrics but also show many pictures of Oriental theme quilts. There is also a magazine called Asian Fabrics -- with a website... Lots of inspiration there too
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Are the silky fabrics washable??? If they are, I. Think I would use some kind of interfacing (I use Pellon SF101) on the back of them. I don't care to sew silky fabrics because of the slippage but if you put some kind of interfacing on the back they wouldn't be as slick.
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I have a friend who was also given a lot of this type of fabric, she made a string quilt using a muslin foundation. It came out really pretty . It was really bright colors and then she quilted it in a dragon pattern using black thread. Wished I had taken a picture.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:58 PM
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What great ideas...I knew I would find some help here...thank you all so much now I have a good idea what to do with it. Now to just get started....I will post a picture when done. Thank you again.

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Depending on the size of the prints maybe use some squares to showcase the lovely fabric.
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