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quilt backing question?

Old 05-08-2008, 07:06 PM
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My 16 year old grandson want silky material on the back of his quilt and you guys already told me not to use the polyester material I already bought because it would ravel too much and just fall apart. So, what do you think would happen if I used the same material and just left it whole (I was going to cut it inot squares) and didn't cut off the edging and flat feld all the seams.
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:08 AM
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make a test square. make the flat felled seam. also quilt it to batting and a test square from the main front fabric. about 8" square should do the trick. make sure you zig-zag around the edges. chuck that sucker into a washload and into the dryer to see if it survives.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:36 PM
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thank you, I'm going to do that right now, I never thought of that, thanks
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:38 PM
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I want to try silky material for border. I'm anxious to hear how yours turns out
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:26 AM
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I think it worked out great, and I learned a lesson also. I didn't prewash my material before I made it and its going to be a little puckery but I think I like it, the light catches it and it looks good to me. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:26 AM
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Thank you for keeping us updated on this! :D :D :D
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:35 PM
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I have used various silky fuzzy and ultra soft fabric on the back of the kids quilts because they like it so much.........I like the fabric you are using and your cat is so beautiful . I love the sleek look of a tiger :D :D
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:34 PM
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the fabric was a polyester blend
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:45 PM
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this looks great!!! I will have to try that method too as I just got some 100% silk that I want to use as a backing on a white on white top that I am planning to start soon. I also got that batting that contains silk so I will test it out and let ya'll know how it rates.
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