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

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

Old 10-18-2012, 06:51 AM
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Default Which to you prefer? the 'flat look' or the 'crinkly look'?

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'?


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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Old 10-18-2012, 06:53 AM
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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.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:56 AM
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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!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:58 AM
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Ok, we all know im so far out of the box, im in an octagon down the block.
i love both. Depends on the design im doing. Soft pastels and flowery things, to me, look better soft and crinkley, and loved.
Whereas flat, looks more modern, and wall hangy.
does that make sense to you?????
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:11 AM
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I love both as well.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:26 AM
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well flat mostly. I use 80/20 cotton/poly batting and like it much better than polyester batting. The quilt does crinkle a bit when washed and that is fine too.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:27 AM
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i preshrink everything except the batting... so i prefer the flatter look, only draws up a smidge with the warm and natural batting
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:31 AM
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I like both. It depends on the fabric and pattern for me.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:33 AM
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I love patchwork the most, and an antique look....Therefore I prefer the crinkly look. Of course at times there might be a project that would look better with a flat look. Patchwork and scrappy I like crinkly
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:35 AM
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I like both depending on the project. I like flat and crisp for wallhangings and tablerunners. I like crinkly for bed or lap quilts. Another question in the same debate is flat or fluffy? Again it depends on my project. I have some people in my family that prefer a fluffy comforter quilt versus a flat one. I enjoy them all!
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