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Thread: Which to you prefer? the 'flat look' or the 'crinkly look'?

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    Hmmm...both here also...although...I wash just about all of the quilts I make at some point, even table toppers and wallhangings. I think if it's really intricately quilted or pieced I might prefer to keep it flat just so that the details of the quilt can be better enjoyed...but I'll be honest...most of what I make is intended for use so it eventually ends up crinkly!
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    I love them crinkled. Not sure why - I just do.
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    For home decor items, I prefer flat and for quilts usually crinkly. I did make a biscuit lap quilt and chose the puffy look over the flat look...turned out great. However, if a quilt I'm making has a more elegant pattern, then I opt for flat over crinkly.
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    I like Flat also

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    I like both.....just depends on the project. I do pre-wash my fabrics, and usually use warm & natural.
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    Crinkly look

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    I like both. Crinkly on big quilts. Wall hangings and runners I don't wash so they lay flat. I actually had to wash a table runner that coffee spilled on it and it didn't crinkle. Don't know why. I was happy though.
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    I like "crinkly" because of the texture. I love to run my hands over the crinkles. haha It's very soothing to me.

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    I like crinkle!
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    I have my feet firmly in the "crinkle" camp...though I do see merit in some wall-hangings, runners or contemporary quilts having the flat look (less quilting too). When I look in the mirror there are crinkles galore....so I'm guessing that's why I feel comfortable with that style.

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    Both, however since I love the look of old things I like the crinkly look. I also love the flat look since it means everything came out correctly. So I stick with my answer of both. LOL.....
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    I like flat on the other had crinkly sure covers a multitude of oops .

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    i am a depends girl also hehe!!! i love the crinkle antique look but for a table topper or applique wall hanging i like flat...i also love love tons of quilting and micro quilting

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    I'm a crinkle person, too - feet firmly right in that camp, too. I learned the lesson of shrinkage on a project, too. I pay attention to my batting (the dream cotton says it shrinks about 1%) and I now make my quilts 3 or 4 or 5 inches larger than I want to account for shrinkage.. Too big is better than too small..
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    For me it is not the look, it's the feel. If I am going to cuddle in something it needs to cuddle back, not lay flat around me.

    Isn't it wonderful that we can create both and please us all?

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    I like the flat look. But even when you prewash everything, to include the batting, it's gonna get a soft crinkle look after washing any ways... I absolutely HATE the look of those fluffy polyester battings (plus it doesn't handle all that well). Quilter's Dream is to die for but Hobbs is wee bit more affordable.

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    I love the crinkle look! Makes a quilt look well loved and lived in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove View Post
    I like the flat look. But even when you prewash everything, to include the batting, it's gonna get a soft crinkle look after washing any ways... I absolutely HATE the look of those fluffy polyester battings (plus it doesn't handle all that well). Quilter's Dream is to die for but Hobbs is wee bit more affordable.
    That's true -once a finished item has been washed, it may never look 'just pressed' again! But the additional puckering/crinkling is minimal - and it still gets an 'it's okay to use this quilt' look after it's been washed.

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    I actually like both. Crazy, huh.

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    Flat look.

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    I love the crinkly look. Use it on all my projects.
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    I also love the crinkle. It just looks better to my eyes, like its really hand done.

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    I like quilts with a lot of movement, either in design or fabric, so I guess I'd say crinkly, usually. But, quilts that have a floating element on them (not too extreme, but still there) really grab my attention. I like to drape, stuff parts with batting (never can remember what that is called), have raw edges in some, sewn applique in others... I like variety and elements that involve the viewer.

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    I'm in the "both" column also. Depends on what I plan to do with the quilt.

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    I agree with JNCT14 - The answer is.....'it depends'...If its a wall hanging or table topper I like the flat look. If its for quilts, I like the crinkly look - I think it gives the quilts more dimension and also that kind of antiquey look.

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