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

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    I guess my quilts are different, I always pre-wash, and my quilts always have a crinkly look, but of course, I am a hand quilter.

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    I prefer the crinkle look .... Looks soooo comfy

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    I also love the crinkly look in my quilts. I like the old and loved look that it gives to a quilt.
    Sherri

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    I love both. Each has it's own special place in the quilting world!

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    I prewash all my fabrics and wash and dry all my quilts as soon as the binding is on. They turn out crinkly but, the ones I use on my bed lays lay after a day or so. All of them crinkle a bit when washed and dried. Best way to get them flat is to do straight quilting. As with all aspects of quilting - different strokes for different folks. Not just one way to do anything.

    I would like to see the heavily quilted quilts after they have been washed and dried.
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    Ditto on both depends on what it is

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    Flat girl turned crinkly because everyone just loved the crinkly feel and you know what? They are right. It feels so good.It is fine with me if you like flat and un-crinkly too.
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    I agree that it depends on the quilt. I love the look of a "well loved" quilt, but wall hangings and items I do for others, they are "flat", as in not being washed. I prewash my fabrics and if I want that loved look...I add a layer of Warm and White cotton/poly batting...it shrinks just enough to give that "well loved" look.


    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Another question that will probably get people 'on one side of the fence or the other'

    Do you prefer your finished item to be 'flat'?

    or

    Do you like your finished item to 'crinkle'?


    I will answer first -

    I positively, absolutely, final answer - prefer 'the flat look' -

    If you want to add 'why' you prefer one look or the other - - -

    I prefer 'flat' because that implies that everything has been shrunk before cutting - and the finished item will still be the approximately the same shape and size that it was before it's washed again.
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    I like both it depends on the pattern.

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    I love a soft crinkled quilt to wrap up in. Which is the main reason I make quilts.
    Happy Quilting.

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    I agree with crafty pat. It depends on the design of the quilt. If I'm using l930's designs, then I like it crinkly. So it just depends on the quilt and the period of fabric I'm using.

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    I used to like the flat look for all quilts, but have come to like the crinkly look for bed quilts.

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    I love both also. Some quilts need to lay flatter, like a wall hanging or some modern quilts. However, I think crinkly for lap quilts and to snuggle in.

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    I love old quilts and use reproduction fabrics, the crinkle makes it look more like an antique quilt.
    So I'm a crinkle girl.
    Veronica

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    I never wash fabric and rarely use colors that will bleed. That said, I prefer the crinkled look. It give the quilt dimension, particularly after I have hand quilted it, and there isn't the dense quilting that goes on with machine quilting. I am not a big fan of a lot of quilting on anything. The crinkled look gives it character. 'nuff said.
    Anita in Northfield, MN

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    I Love crinkly. Enough said.
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    Crinkly all the way! I didn't know that homemade quilts came any other way. I can't wait to wash and dry the finished project so it looks like a quilt!
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

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    It doesn't matter to me...it depends on the quilt, as I think the crinkly look makes it look vintage.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    I'm a crinkle girl mostly. I love old quilts and use many reproduction fabrics. To me the crinkle makes it look more like an old antique quilt.
    Me too. I love crinkly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNCT14 View Post
    Bear i always love your questionsso I am chiming in first. 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. Of course I am way too lazy to prewash and iron my fabrics so maybe thats why!!!
    I agree with everything, except that I do prewash everything!

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