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Thread: Is Poly/cotton mix fabric safe for baby quilt?

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    I went to the store to get a little more of the pink fabric I bought to use on a baby quilt I'm making. I have the quilt all quilted and just needed more to use for binding.

    I realized when I picked up the bolt tonight, that some of the fabric I used for borders and the backing, is a poly/cotton mix. :shock:

    I'm usually VERY careful and only get 100% cotton. Guess I wasn't thinking that day. Dang! :thumbdown: :?

    So I need to know, is poly/cotton fabric ok to use in a quilt that will be used in a baby crib?

    HELP?????? :roll: :cry:

    Thanks for any knowledge or info you have on this. I HATE to think that I'll have to tear out all of my fmq and start all over. This panel quilt has driven me crazy for months, and I thought I finally had the thing close to being done.....I'm not sure I can find a replacement for the panel, and I really do NOT want to tear out all of my fmq!

    O please tell me, it'll be safe to use.............please..........

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    My kids certainly wore clothes that were not 100% cotton. Many crib sheets are not 100% cotton, and many store bought bedding sets are not 100% cotton or contain poly batting. I think it would be okay.

    We'll see what others say.

    I guess the only concern could be fire hazard, but, again, most store bought sets have poly somewhere in them, too.

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    My kids slept under 'store bought' poly/cotton quilts and sheets. They all managed to survive and thrive.

    Don't worry! The baby won't know the difference!

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    Most of my kids clothing and blankets had some poly in them did just fine.

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    I wouldn't worry about it, cotton/poly pajamas and bedding are still being sold today :wink: and the fire retardant properites wear off after so many launderings anyway... long before the garments have worn out.

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    It's fine.

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    Just keep in mind, poly-cotton doesn't shrink. Don't mix 100% cotton with the poly-cotton.

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    Awesome - thanks! :XD: I knew I could depend on you guys.

    Only problem I see now is, the panel may be 100% cotton. I didn't pre-wash it. So that may cause problems. But, it's all quilted and we'll see.....

    You guys made me feel Sew much better. :thumbup: :-D

    Martha

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