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Old 09-30-2010, 10:59 AM
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My husband and I own a outfitting business and bring hunters up from the states to hunt geese and ducks, would I be able to use the feathers that we get to make a quilt and how would I do that? :)
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:01 AM
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"Never heard of making a quilt with the feathers, but you could sure come up with some expensive down pillows!
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:04 AM
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that is a great idea, it is just I butcher all the birds for meat and throw the feathers out, I figured I might be able to use them instead of wasting them, Thank you
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:06 AM
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Don't they just use the smaller feathers for "down"?
Maybe someone would be interested in purchasing the larger feathers? I bet you could sell them on ebay to someone :D:D:D
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maybe for crafts great idea!!!Thanks
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:15 AM
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I found a place on google that shows you how to make down pillows, it is easy now I have seen it.thanks for the idea.http://www.ehow.com/how_2363884_make-down-pillow.html
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:16 AM
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When I spent the night at my grandmothers, the thing I enjoyed the most was jumping into bed and sinking down in the feather bed, and then I covered up with another one. gosh, that was the best feeling! Especially in the winter when there wasn't any heat in that room.lol I don't know how easy it would be to make one, but it can be done.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:20 AM
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I would like to try but I can only find pattern for pillows,
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:26 AM
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You could make a duvet, and then make a quilt for the cover.
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I think the insides were heavy , like pillow ticking, and grandma just kept adding feathers until it was thick enough. After the ticking was fullo, it was stitched closed and then a duvet was put over it. That way she could take the duvet off and wash. The feather bed itself was just aired oiut and shook real good each time it was used. I d0on't remember that it was tied anyplace, because we use to shake the heck out of it to get it fluffy all over.
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