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Old 05-28-2011, 05:14 PM
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What was it like to work with silk? Was it slippery? Did you use silk thread? And what batting did you use? Can it be washed or dry cleaned?

Thanks for showing us this stunning quilt. I have a small box of silks and I take the lid off and stroke the fabrics once in a while! Quite intimidated, in case you couldn't guess! Thanks again.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by NatalieMacDonald
What was it like to work with silk? Was it slippery? Did you use silk thread? And what batting did you use? Can it be washed or dry cleaned?

Thanks for showing us this stunning quilt. I have a small box of silks and I take the lid off and stroke the fabrics once in a while! Quite intimidated, in case you couldn't guess! Thanks again.
Thank you.
I've answered some of these questions earlier, but here's a breakdown. I used aurafil ( sp?) thread for it. Bamboo batting, and I haven't washed it, but if I needed to I would hand wash it gently with quilt washing soap. I would never dry clean a quilt. Some of the silks are more slippery than others, but I didn't have a problem. The biggest problem is with the raveling, that's one reason for the fusible interfacing.
You really should try sewing with it and see. It's not hard and you'll love the results. Happy Sewing!
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:33 PM
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Beautiful!!
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:45 PM
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Wow ..... can't help but feel warm all over .... makes me smile ... nice job
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:17 PM
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Oh my gosh, that is beautiful, I love the colours!! Thanks for posting!!
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:16 PM
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The quilt is fantastic. Vibrant colors are my favorites. How hard was it working with silk? Did it fray a lot?
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:05 PM
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Love the vibrant colours.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by maine ladybug
I've been asked a couple of times about my avatar quilt and how it's made. Hope these pictures are what you wanted. It's all made with one simple block. It's in the placement of the colors and blocks that you get the pattern. Mine is made of all silk and the colors of the fabric are vibrant and beautiful.
Silks do really make it shine, I love this look.
Thank you for sharing :!:
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Stunning, and silk to boot !!!! Carry on with the great work.
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I love it, love the bright fabrics!
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