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Old 08-21-2007, 12:41 PM
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Does anyone know if polyester cotton can be used in making quilt tops?

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Old 08-21-2007, 01:54 PM
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I'm assuminig you mean a cotton/polyester blend. And yes, sure you can use that for making quilts. You can use most anything you're willing to work with. There are no absolutes. But most women/men today prefer to use the 100% cottons as they are softer to the touch, not as "hot" against the skin, and easier to needle. Some quilters are absolute "purists" and wouldn't dream of using anything but cotton, but many others use a combination of fabrics. As long as you're using the same basic weights together, you should be ok. I've used cotton/poly in the past, but quite a few years ago I switched to using only cottons to make quilts. Make yourself happy. :)
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:20 PM
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My experience with working with mixed fabrics is to make sure I always preshrink the fabrics. Some of the blends do not shrink much and the cottons did and I was not pleased with my finished project after washing and/or drying them.
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Good point amma. Seems I've said that to you once before today as well. :)
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I am having my one good day for the month :roll: :D :shock:
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:27 PM
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I used poly/cotton for a backing on a quilt that is 25-30 years old. We used it so much that the front is all batting now, but the back is completely intact. No pilling or anything. :mrgreen:
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:30 AM
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when I first started quilting many yrs ago, I used cotton/poly and did not know the difference. I hand quilted it, queen size no less and the quilt continues to be in good shape. Unfortunately it was exposed to sunlight in my bedroom and has faded. But it is still intact. I now sew strictly with 100% cotton. So anything goes in quilting.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:52 AM
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It is wahtever floats your boat, but my personal preference is 100% cotton--softer and eases into tight spots better when trying to piece something. But we ran the quilt police off so just go with your prefeence.
And post pics when you're done. We all love to look at pictures of others work.
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