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Old 05-20-2011, 11:24 AM
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or so they said! i ended up at an estate sale near my house today. No quilting stuff, but did find a bag of what they called "silk". It was a grocery size bag full, so bought it for two dollars. Here's what I got and I don't think much of it is really silk. But they all are scraps and silky! It smells old and musty so going to wash and dry it. Will pink the edges first, as the board discussion on silk for quilts was VERY helpful! Thanks again to all you wise ladies (and men) out there!

The lot of "silk" I bought for $2 -- some are taffeta, all silky

Largest piece, maybe a half yard???

This could be a silk piece....
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:34 AM
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I see a beautiful crazy quilt in those pictures!
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:38 PM
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You have quiet a collection. Good for you. You may have some taffeta, poly-silk, satins in your mix. Make sure you use a small size needle with a sharp point, like a 9-11.
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Originally Posted by Unique Creations
I see a beautiful crazy quilt in those pictures!
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Pretty colors that is for sure. Love the blue.
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That is gorgeous fabric!! Again, use a small, very sharp needle!! It will make an awesome crazy quilt!!!
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Very nice, I wanna see a post when you make a quilt out of those.
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Looks like fun! I use woven interfacing with some of my silky not really silk fabrics. It is very light weight.
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I know that if you take a small strip of fabric and light a match to it, polyester will melt into a plastic lump. Cotton burns, but I'm not sure what real silk will do. At least you can tell if it is a man made fiber like poly, nylon, etc.
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