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    So I am making a quilted wall hanging for my mums church (she is a minister) and have come across this "quilters sateen" fabric, basically its 100% cotton with a satin weave used to give it a very lusterous finish.

    has anyone used this fabric? any special precautions i would need to take? I ask because it looks a fairly..... unforgiving fabric.

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    I would buy just a fat quarter to experiment and work with it, wash it, etc. I think it would be beautiful in a wall hanging.

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    It is beautiful for a wholecloth quilt.

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    I'd like to try sateen. Where do you find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    It is beautiful for a wholecloth quilt.
    Sadiemae, Do you do wholecloth quilts and if so where do you buy them? I've only seen the same 2 patterns over and over on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    It is beautiful for a wholecloth quilt.
    Sadiemae, Do you do wholecloth quilts and if so where do you buy them? I've only seen the same 2 patterns over and over on the internet.
    I took an on-line class over a year ago to design your own, but I have not had time to make mine yet.

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    i found it on cottonpatch.co.uk have just ordered a quarter

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    I use it as backing, and as a panel in my art quilts as a foundation for applique. Just check the fabric content, as some sateens out there are cotton/poly blends.

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    I just bought Sateen solid white for the sashing of a baby quilt and love that it's so "dense!" I will be forced to press a few seams toward the white and I don't think they'll show at all! I'm sure it's not the best sateen - I got it at Joann's but by golly it's the most expensive fabric they carry! I liked the different sheen because it's sashing and sets it off even more.

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    I have seen some beautiful english satin at JoAnns by the Kona Cottons. I believe it was a cotton poly blend but it sure looked like it would work great in a quilt or wallhanging.

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    You can also experiment with cotton sateen sheets- I buy them at TJMAXX, Marshalls or Ross. Check that they are 100% cotton, and look for about 250-300 thread count. Higher than that and they are both a PIA and very thin. You can usually open just the top of the packet to get a feel. Sateen is slipperier than regular weave to sew with- that's my only issue with it!

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    I use a lot of sateen, it dyes beautifully and lloks like crushed velvet (remember that!?) it sews a bit like a batik so be sure you have a very sharp needle.

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    Now I am excited to give this a try :D:D:D

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    I ran across some 100% cotton sateen at JoAnn's yesterday and was wondering how it was to FMQ with as a backing for a quilt?

    If feels so soft. And it was on a red dot sale!!

    I didn't get it for two reasons 1) I didn't know what sizes my quilts were and 2) I wasn't sure if it can be used as a quilt backing and FMQ... any information would be great.

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