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Thread: Seersucker

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    Junior Member Shiloh's Avatar
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    I have some Tutti Frutti fabric that is just delightful and colorful. My mind says it would make a fun & colorful quilt. My brain says I'm asking for trouble trying to work with seersucker. Has anyone ever made a quilt out of seersucker (other than the old puff pattern of puffy squares stuffed and sewn on a base)?
    Gerry

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    I'd like to know too, I have 4 yards of blue and white stripe that is actually very pretty.

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    if one irons seersucker it is no long sucked :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    if one irons seersucker it is no long sucked :)
    I didn't know one could unsuck seersucker! :lol:

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    just iron it and you can!! :)

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    My mom just made one. It is possible and it looks nice now that it's done, but I don't think she will ever do it again!

    You cannot press your seams because you will flatten the seersucker, you cannot press your blocks because you will flatten it. Also, the "squares" appear to be the same from top to bottom and left to right but if you cut some of the fabric along the width and some along the length then sew them together, you will see that it is definitely directional!

    I think the quilt looks darling but she was very frustrated in working with the seersucker.

    Just be patient and try a block or two first before you dive in!

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    I've used it in quilts with no problem. Why would it be any different than quilting cotton?

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    I've made a a couple of baby quilts with seersucker (there are a lot of really fun, bright kids prints available). Just be sure you run the grain all in the same direction - especially on the borders - and don't press it.

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    Glad you asked! Someone gave me some yardage of that Tutti Fruiti (her daughter picked it out) as payment for making pillows and I was wondering the same thing!

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    If a seersucker could suck what would a seersucker suck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If a seersucker could suck what would a seersucker suck?
    :lol:

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    laughing at you folks here....

    some great answers ya have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If a seersucker could suck what would a seersucker suck?
    I think a seersucker would suck puckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If a seersucker could suck what would a seersucker suck?
    Something from Sears, no doubt.

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    LOL! OMG! I just spewed tea.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If a seersucker could suck what would a seersucker suck?
    I think a seersucker would suck puckers.
    :lol: You are so bad. God bless. Penny

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    You are all so funny. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I guess we should all put a piece of seersucker in every quilt to suck out the puckers!

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    I haven't seen seersucker for ages...it makes fantastic tablecloths (no ironing required). Would love to see the effect in a quilt.

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    well i think if you can unsuck seersucker then shouldnt you also be able to resuck it?? (by washing it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    well i think if you can unsuck seersucker then shouldnt you also be able to resuck it?? (by washing it)
    Yes.
    I made a formal gown from seersucker (it wasn't puckered and I did not pre-wash it) I then took the left over and made dh a shirt... I washed it AFTER construction....ooopps... it shrank and puckered up so much he couldn't get it on.... double oops.... anyway... long story short... if you are going to us seer sucker prewash first regardless of what it's going to be used as and then press before construction if you don't want to deal with the puckers.

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    thread, no, lint, oh, I'm confuzed. :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvarq
    thread, no, lint, oh, I'm confuzed. :XD:
    seersucker is a fabric. that has built-in puckers... used a lot for summer wear.
    usually striped

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    I was at a quilting class last Saturday to make a pinwheel quilt. Most folks were making them with 30's reproductions or original feed sacks! But, one lady made hers of beautiful bright seersucker prints and used a non-seersucker white background fabric. It was absolutely gorgeous! The fabrics sewed well and laid flat. If her experience is any indication, you will be happy with the results!
    Blessings

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    I have some that I'm planning to use for binding, had thought of using it in a quilt, I think the texture would be good for a kid quilt but wondered about pressing. Now when I get home I'm going to press a piece then wet it and see if it sucks back up.

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