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    Would you be able to use navy colored knit fabric ? I have some that's dark navy that was in a scrap bag I bought at a yard sale and it has a slick feel to it but no sheen so I'm asssuming it's knit?
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    I want to make a crazy quilt, but only have cottons

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    I seem to have scraps growing in my sewing room, so will enjoy the tips and idea. Thanx for a great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewred View Post
    Would you be able to use navy colored knit fabric ? I have some that's dark navy that was in a scrap bag I bought at a yard sale and it has a slick feel to it but no sheen so I'm asssuming it's knit?
    I've never made a crazy quilt before. Can anyone comment on knits in crazy quilts?
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    I personally wouldn't use knits, but I know they are practically indestructible? LOL! I'm in love with 100% cotton fabrics for all quilting...I would think that using different kinds of fabrics would make the quilt more difficult wearable-wise??? I've heard you should use the same kinds of fabrics in a project. The real old fashioned crazy quilts had limited options, so they used what they had, period, but many fabrics wore out faster than others. Just a thought, but a person can do whatever they want, right? Good luck! .
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    I've never made a crazy quilt before. Can anyone comment on knits in crazy quilts?
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    I've made crazy quilt jackets and vests using cottons only. on the pillows, I've mixed my fabs. I made a cute pillow out of my sons jeans and shirts when he was a baby, came out really cute. my jackets and vests were purely cotton, then embellished with cotton emb floss and beads of al types. on my black white and red jacket, I did use silver lame, backed with a fusible interfacing, to make it the same wt. as the rest of the cottons.

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    Sewcrafty has been educating me on crazy quilts for awhile now LOL Usually they involve all sorts of fabrics from silk to velvet to cordoroy. I think you could put anything you want in them. the idea is to have as much variety as possible and then to add embellishments over the fabrics.

    So if you want to use knit I don't see why not. the fabrics will vary in thickness anyway.

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    I have some scraps, so this next mailing time/swap time is for bags of scraps correct? I can fill easily a priority mail envelope without any trouble. Will do. Put me in on this one again. Thank you. I am in the process of collecting up more sewing items in a box for the beginning of July swap as well.
    As for the crazy quilt. In the early 1400s and such, they used all sorts of fabrics and embellishments for their crazy quilts. That is where the traditional way of doing a crazy started. It is what they had in abundance and the more elaborate the more prominent you were. I personally enjoy my all cotton crazy quilts with a muslin foundation. I like how they wear better. So to answer your question as stated by others, it is your choice on what you want to do. If you are not going to use it very much, then do the fancy with embellishments. If going to use, then do the all cottong without the extra embellishments.
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    Thank you for the responses on the crazy quilt. I said I'd make my cousin a wedding quilt of some kind and inquired what colors she liked. She likes blues and greens and has a preference for crazy quilts apparently. I wasn't going to do it but realized I could probably QAYG a crazy quilt easily and that it really wouldn't be anymore piecing than other patterns I was considering. I'll use machines for the decorative stitching. I have wool plaid scraps, some sateen, corduroy scraps, and I might be able to come up with some red veluor. So, I might as well try knit too. Sewred, if we are partners I'd be happy to try the knit. Trading scraps with somebody will help offer the variety mentioned. I'm not going to try to make a bed quilt size I don't think. I don't have enough time. They'll have to settle for a lap quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewred View Post
    Thank you Rhonda for the lovely goodies! I recieved a dishtowel that looks like a dress it has a quilted topper. A checkbook cover thatis made from measuring tape fabic! Some stickers and a measuring tape that is a star!
    I'm glad you liked everything Sewred! The dishtowel has a Sunbonnet Sue Bonnet on the top. The checkbook I made. I thought that fabric was so appropriate for a quilter.

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    I'll be posting the scrap swap sign up on June 15th. It will be a scrap swap. You can confer with your partner as to how much and what kind of scraps to send. Everybody has diff needs so I'll leave that up to you all.

    I'll try to add in the names I've seen so far but you might have to remind me when I post the actual sign up.

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    I just posted a pic of a hobo bag that I made and I used some of the scraps from a scrap swap in this thread. The purples and lavenders worked out great.

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    I have pink and white 9 patch blocks to trade. after making a few, decided im going to do a log cabin

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    So it evaded my mind yesterday. Was busy taking my online classes and exams. Here is what I received Monday from Vanogay!!!!! LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! Will be used for sure when I go to my quilting group and take it to work.
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Size:  45.7 KBshe also gave me a magazine. She filled the pockets with a cutting mat, a rotary cutter, and the tissues so I can wipe the tears from eyes when I get to look at it and use it because of my sentimental heart. Oh thank you vanogay. It is totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Ladies, do any of you have the McCalls Quilting magazine from April/May 2006? I am looking for Part one of the five part series for that pattern. I could buy the whole pattern, but I already have the other four parts which I took out of the magazine. I just can't find that one.
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    momma, sorry, can't help u there.
    i'm going to make a log cabin out of pink and white with 2 1/2" logs. I don't know how big yet, time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Ladies, do any of you have the McCalls Quilting magazine from April/May 2006?
    Sorry QM...I looked through all the ones I have and not one you wanted. :-(
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    Scraps

    I wanted to show you a picture of what I received yesterday. I have bronchitis, and was taking a nap. I wasn't going to answer the door, but my bephew did and said a lady was asking for me. She's a former student of mine, that said she had some" scraps " that she was going to throw away!!!!, and then, remembered that I might like them. She is a person who likes to only work on one project at a time. and there is fabric left from another project, she gets rid of it, so she only has fabric to make 1 quilt at a time. (Now, she didn't learn this from me!)
    She brought in 2 trash bags full of these "scraps", some of which were over 6 yards or more of the same fabric! I think I easily received over $350 or more in fabric! I am still washing and ironing it it all. There were a few actual scraps, but the fabric is beautiful and there were a lot of neutrals, which I really needed.
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    Lucky you! Looks like you can start many projects with this batch of fabrics
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    What a blessing GD! Lots of sewing in your future!!

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    Here are a couple of things I found on Pinterest

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    Not scrappy but this is so beautiful I just had to show you!!

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    This is a great scrappy

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    And another one I really liked alot!

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    Scrap swap

    Here is the newest SCRAP SWAP!

    MAIL DATE IS --- JUNE 28 please let me know if you have any problems

    Please include what you have to swap and what you are looking for when you sign up. I will do my best to match you up. If you don't have a preference post that too.

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    Okay surely someone has been playing with scraps lately!! Anyone got anything to show? Even if it's something you've done in the past. We need some more pictures!!!


    Here are a couple of my doll quilts I made for the DQ Swap
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    These two I was blessed to receive in the Doll Quilt Swap
    They are two of my favorites. Tho they are all my favorites LOL
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    nice show and tells, nice quilts scraps and quiltermomma, love that kitty case, if eer you get tired of it, you have my address to send it to. I love it

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    Goldendog, you are a lucky, lucky girl to get all the fabric "scraps".
    Ronda





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