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Thread: What would be a good quilt to make with corduroy?

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    Senior Member himnherr's Avatar
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    I am accumulating quite an assortment of corduroy- all medium wale- not the tiny and not the great big. I'm guessing it will have to be a scrappy, because they are just 1-2 yd. pcs. and an assortment of prints and solids. For the most part they coordinate. There may be a wild one in the bunch, I can't remember. But, if you have any ideas for a nice corduroy quilt I'd love to hear about it. I do like scrappies, by the way.

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    I wouldn't think you would want your pieces too small, and you seams may need to be 1/2 inch. The corduroy ones I have seen have been made with large squares or rectangles. I love corduroy quilts myself. Some of the regulars may have better advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    I wouldn't think you would want your pieces too small, and you seams may need to be 1/2 inch. The corduroy ones I have seen have been made with large squares or rectangles. I love corduroy quilts myself. Some of the regulars may have better advice.
    I like the idea of bigger squares, too. That gives me someplace to start. Maybe someone will come up with a name of something. :-)

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    With bigger pieces - and avoid pointy points

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    i did some large squares and did a rag quilt .
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i did some large squares and did a rag quilt .
    That's corduroy? I love rag quilts, but wasn't sure cord would work. What'd you use for backing? More cord? I like the look of yours! Thanks for sharing it.

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    They would make lovely rag quilts.

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    I have seen some really beautiful corduroy quilts made with the drunkards path block at about 5 to 6 inches. You cut the round part with the nap going a different direction.

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    I made a rail fence out of corduroy and tied it.

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    I would think something similar to the denim quilts that some people make. :wink:

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