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Thread: What to do with felt?

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    Can I use it for quilting backs like flannel?

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    Now I'm not too sure if you would want to use it like flannel. I would think that felt would break down much faster than flannel. I could be wrong! Let's see what others have to say.

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    I wouldn't do it. That's just me.

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    I don't think I'd use felt. Have you tried washing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    I wouldn't do it. That's just me.
    I wouldn't either.

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    No, I wouldn't. Felt can pill up to, so I would stay away from it!

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    No, I haven't washed it yet. Guess I better just sell it because it will just take up space. Hmmm. Thanks.

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    Is it wool or poly felt? Craft felt or better than that? It probably wouldn't work for quilt backs as the others have said, but it might be fine for the backs of coasters or other small items that don't need a lot of washing.

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    Felt doesn't hold together through washing as well as a woven product.
    One neat thing though is you an cut out shapes and the edges won't fray. What kind of felt is it?
    Felted wool is used to make a ton of neat things. Just go to the Etsy web site and type "felted wool" in the search and you will see a lot of great ideas.

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    make some microwave rice bags
    for those acky joints

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    I definitely agree cjomomma. Felt will break down after a few washes. Some people like to use them in wall hangings or tabletoppers that really won't be washed. If you do need to clean it, you can vacuum it with a vacuum's wand or spot clean with a damp cloth. I called a quilter once to see if I could use felt instead of wool when it called for some accents in a wall hanging but she was quite skiddish of mixing felts with anything that was machine washable so I didn't. But, I've seen some lovely felt hangings that were rustic and cute.

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    Felt doesn't wash well for me.

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    Do you have enough for a design wall?

    I glued some to a tray to hold beads while working.

    Have little people around? Make an old fashioned felt board for stories, letters, words, numbers.

    I applique with up-cycled wool and blanket stitched felt has held up pretty well on pillows and table toppers.

    Warm insoles for boots, shoes, slippers?

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    Felt doesn't hold together,

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    I think felt would be too stiff and I don't think it washes well.

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    Felt can be used in shadow trapunto under batiste. Search the web for shadow trapunto.

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    How about using it similar to a batting (after first washing it because it shrinks a lot)? I have wondered about that - using like with embroidered squares to give a stablility to the pattern? Was thinking of trying it.

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    I love thick felt used as batting in a wallhanging. The edges don't curl and the corners lay flat. Also, if shipped in a box, the creases from folding are not permanent.

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    I would not use felt on a quilt unless it was decoration on a wall quilt that wouldn't be washed. Felt can fall apart after repeated washing.

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    I am making the fruits, veggies, breads etc for my grandsons for Christmas. I saw the beautiful ones Granny_59, on this board, did and I just had to do some. some are from felt and some are from fabric. she had plenty of pics and even a few helpful tutorials.
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    I wouldn't.

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    I use it to do practice blocks on my embroidery machine. I don't need to use stabilizer with it.

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    Hi! If it is felt that I think ... you could do jobs like these that are precious!
    Link [url]http://www.astorybooklife.com/how-to/penny-rugs/[/ url]
    A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV09
    Hi! If it is felt that I think ... you could do jobs like these that are precious!
    Link [url]http://www.astorybooklife.com/how-to/penny-rugs/[/ url]
    A hug!
    Ohhh, thank you for this - so neat! Our house (here in the country) was built in 1890, and I have been having fun looking up crafts and life of that era. This site fits in perfectly. Thank you.

    [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marysewfun
    Quote Originally Posted by GV09
    Hi! If it is felt that I think ... you could do jobs like these that are precious!
    Link [url]http://www.astorybooklife.com/how-to/penny-rugs/[/ url]
    A hug!
    Ohhh, thank you for this - so neat! Our house (here in the country) was built in 1890, and I have been having fun looking up crafts and life of that era. This site fits in perfectly. Thank you.

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    I'm glad you liked it!
    I love seeing all these jobs!
    But this material does not reach my country!
    Enjoy them!
    A hug!

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