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    Homespun nightmare

    This is the quilt I had so many problems with because the homespun material. I recieved many helpful hints on how to go about making a quilt with this material, and I am very grateful. My son got the quilt he wanted and I am finally finished with it.


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    Homespun is awful to work with, I agree but you did a great job and I like it.

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    WOW homespun fabric? Talk about old school!!! That's great!!! It makes it that much more special!!! Great great job!!!

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    Good job taming your frisky fabric! Homespuns sure like to shift and fray don't they?

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    yes it is very hard to keep straight...

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    long ago, I bought some. I gave it away before using it. didn't like that much of a crinkled look.

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    Very nice quilt ! I've worked with homespun too, and it can be a bugger, but I love the primitive look.
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    looks great... i love the pattern
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    Congrats on getting it done!!

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    I really do like this. Congrats on finishing something you hated working with....

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    Well at least you finished it, Looks great, I cut my homespuns into pieces and burned it!

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    You did a wonderful job with that horrible sounding fabric. I don't have any and don't plan to.
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    I love your quilt. That's probably because I love homespun fabric. I've made an Irish Chain quilt with homespun. In fact, I like the fabric so much, I've made myself three shirts from it.

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    My hats off to you for finishing it, I just can't work with homespun.

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    Congrats, you did a great job!!!!!

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    Hi, when working with home spun you should iron it to a very light interface, it keeps it from stretching/shredding, same as t-shirt material. Your quilt looks great.
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    I made a rag quilt using homespun fabrics and I didn't have a problem. Maybe it works well with rag quilts.

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    good job of handling homespun..the only thing I find homespun good for are rag quilts, they are great for rag quilts.

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    Very pretty, certainly doesn't look like a nightmare! Don't think I'll ever try using homespun, congrats on finishing!
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    However, it looks like you conquered your challenges beautifully. Lovely quilt.

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    Nice quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppi duke View Post
    Homespun is awful to work with, I agree but you did a great job and I like it.
    I think when working with homespun you need either a serger and/or 5/8" seams instead of 1/4", but that's just my opinion. The weave of that stuff is not tight enough for 1/4" seams.

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    I've not worked with homespun and think now that I don't want to. Great job and end project looks great.

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    It's really nice--very masculine. I'm sure you son will cherish it. I've never worked with homespun in a quilt. But it's great for making chenille scarves. It would probably be good for rag quilts too.

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone!!!
    I have some material left so I think I will try a rag quilt, I have never made one.

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