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Thread: using stretchy seersucker to quilt

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    Member MostlyMaja's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Yalobusha River

    using stretchy seersucker to quilt

    By mistake, I bought seersucker material for the back of my quilt. I mean, the mistake was in the fact that this material stretches along it's length and I didn't realize this until now when I started to put the layers of the quilt together. Can anyone tell me, is it a bad idea to go ahead with this material as the backing, or will it get sewn out of shape due to the stretchiness? I just hate to have to buy more material to quilt with because it is so expensive.
    Thanks anybody for some advice.

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    Senior Member AnnieF's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    Rochester, NY
    I have used fleece as a backing on a number of quilts. It's very stretchy but once you have the quilt sandwiched and finish quilting it, it lays really nicely. I haven't tried seersucker but the stretchy part would probably behave like the fleece.

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Outside St. Louis
    The seersucker I use to use for clothes seems too thin for me to use anywhere in a quilt. I would not use it but, your quilt, use what you want.
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    Super Member wolph33's Avatar
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    I have made quilts with it and was just peachy after done and washed.

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