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Thread: Wool Pieces - Suggestions?

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    Super Member Lakeview Quilting's Avatar
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    Any suggestions to use up this large bin of Moda wool pieces?

    I seem to have collected a ton and have no clue as to what to do with them? HMMMM, what was I thinking..........

    Thanks in advance. Kathy
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    Look at some applique patterns, they are cute done in wool.

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    oh my goodness- what a treasure trove!!!
    i love working with wool-
    you can use them to piece a wool quilt-
    you can use them for applique(great thing about wool applique-no edges to turn under
    you can strip them and use them to hook rugs-
    you can make needle keepers/pin cushions out of them
    you can make a fabulous vest-or jacket out of them
    you can make a purse out of them
    you can make penny rugs out of them
    you can make table toppers out of them
    you can make hot pads out of them
    you can.....
    do what ever you want with them!!!

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    You may want to swap with someone in a Cold climate , as wool makes a mighty fine and warm quilt.

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    My Mom (years ago) used to make wool comforters for our beds in the winter time. She just sewed blocks together and of course used the old cotton batting. Don't remember what she used for backing. Then tied them. We didn't have heat in our houses when I was growing up except for wood stoves. And lots of times our bedrooms were upstairs so no heat there. Those woolen comforters sure did feel good over us. We would warm a brick and wrap it in a towel to put at our feet. In Oklahoma some nights could be pretty cold. So if you live where you have cold nights you might enjoy a wool comforter!

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    What a wonderful assortment! I love wool and someday hope to have a great collection too. Applique is wonderful done with wool. I love to make coasters and coffee cup sleeves. The possiblitlies are limitless. Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsapquilter
    My Mom (years ago) used to make wool comforters for our beds in the winter time. She just sewed blocks together and of course used the old cotton batting. Don't remember what she used for backing. Then tied them. We didn't have heat in our houses when I was growing up except for wood stoves. And lots of times our bedrooms were upstairs so no heat there. Those woolen comforters sure did feel good over us. We would warm a brick and wrap it in a towel to put at our feet. In Oklahoma some nights could be pretty cold. So if you live where you have cold nights you might enjoy a wool comforter!
    Now I see you are in Oklahoma...I know you still have some pretty cold winter nights there. Though you would never know that by your weather right now!! I am sure you would love some ccoler temps there right now!!

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    All great suggestions. I especially have liked the applique I have seen done in wool.

    Put if you really don't want to use it, pay it forward. I am sure someone would enjoy it.

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    Excellent suggestions!! Thanks!!! When I started collecting wool, I thought applique would be fun....however now, I'm not excited about it. Just have to get my mindset right for using this or move it on out of here. Kathy

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    I love the olive green and the blue in the 3rd picture on the left hand side. The green on the right hand side just peeking out on the #2 picture and the green, yellow and dark pink on the #1 picture. And the 2 blues on the 1st picture. They would make beautiful tops for pin cushions and needle holders. Hummmm If you can part with some, I'd be interested. LOL

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    When my children were young and we didn't have much money, I cut up a bunch of wool coats and made a brick pattern quilt. It was really warm. It actually looked nice too.

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    a braided rug?

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    Do you like Primitive quilts? The new magazine Primitive Quilts and Projects has lots of uses for wool.

    Make penny rugs, candle mats, pincushions.

    Or you could offer it for sale. I would love some.

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    I though of hooded scarves and matching mittens.

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    There are LOTS of people who felt wool for various projects who would just love to get their hands on your beautiful assortment.

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    I think wool is great. You can use it in so many things. Wool applique has such a great look. Hope you can find a use for them. :)

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    I say a landscape pic.

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    I saw a wool quilt with sections of decorator fabric alternating with the wool sections. the wool looked like men's suiting. Sort of like a Turning Twenty. then it was quilted with silk or rayon thread using decorative stitches. I have a bag of wool suiting samples and decorator fabrics I pick up out of remnant bins and am going to make one - one of these days. I did love that quilt. I asked for a pattern, but then the store went out of business!!!

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    I have been making woolen mittens that are lined with fleece. They are soft, warm and cuddly! Also, here in Michigan, wool applique has become very popular. You have some beautiful pieces and they can cost quite a bit for a piece in our LQS. Enjoy or maybe sell them on the Board.

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    Have you been to Country Collections by Hart in Moore, Oklahoma? They have a HUGE selection of patterns and books to make items with wool. Also, on Tuesdays and Saturdays they have a sit and work session where some ladies do rug hooking and others work on other projects. I love that store and feel this great need to run up there every week as the owners are seriously thinking about closing the store due to the economy. You will be surprised at the selection of patterns and the number of samples hanging up around the store. I love wool rug hooking so if I had your selection of wool I know it would end up in a rug or penny rugs.

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