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Thread: What is Duck Cloth

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    http://www.fabric.com/clearance-fabr...ns-ginger.aspx

    Can it be used for quilts?
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    It says for slipcovers, pillows, skirts and jackets. I don't think I would wear a canvas skirt. Duck cloth is usually for feather mattresses and regular mattresses. I personally think it would be rather stiff for a quilt.

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    Duck cloth is also used by artists, when it is stretched on a frame and covered with a couple layers of gesso it becomes a canvas to paint on with oils or acrylics. :) I have used it for floor coverings - painted or stained - cheap and creative area rugs. :)

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    Is the fastener used "duck tape?" ROFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Is the fastener used "duck tape?" ROFL
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I would not use duck cloth for a quilt, it's too heavy and just not the right fabric. The seam lines would be thick to quilt through and the overall quilt would end up being very heavy. Hope that helps.

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    Duck cloth = heavy duty cotton canvas

    it has many uses:

    tote bags....especially the boaters style
    cutting mat tote
    patio furniture cushions
    rugs
    rv/trailer wheel covers
    boat cushions
    seasonal outdooor shades
    seasonal deck roofs
    green shopping bags
    fire log carrier
    hammock

    This fabric is more for outdoor or heavy duty type uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Is the fastener used "duck tape?" ROFL
    I'm howling at this thought! You are sooo funny.

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    It says it's lightweight so it will be lighter then regular canvas and slightly heavier than broadcloth. It would make a great binding for a heavy use quilt.

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    I would NOT think it could be used for qulting. I made a teepee out of Duck cloth for my grandchildren(you may have seen it posted). It is a lightweight canvas. My shoulders and arms hurt from the weight of sewing it.

    Margie

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    In the 1970s I made a triangle shapes biscuit type quilt that we used for a pad type thing on the floor, not real big. I still have it, it is put away and hasn't been used for years. Made out of duck cloth.

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    I guess it wouldn't be any worse than using denim. . . .

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    I use duct cloth to cover my to cover my big board for ironing. Cut it down the middle and you have enough to cover it another time. Makes a good smooth ironing.

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    I use Duck Cloth to make Bean Bags. My husband makes the Bean Bag Games (some call it Corn Hole or Bag Games) but anyways, it works great for Bean Bags!!! Nice and sturdy.

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    I used it to cover a board to make an ironing surface.

    Not quilting material for sure. Too rough and tough.

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