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will this work - or should I cut my losses?

Old 08-20-2016, 05:09 PM
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When I make a quilt for a little girl I like to put a ruffle on it. I think most of the time I have used costume satin and I know I have bought slipper satin before. They all worked well

Now I am working on a quilt and for some reason I bought silky satin charmeuse. I don't remember why I bought this instead of the slipper satin, but man it has been a mess to work with. Getting a straight cut even ironing...whew
https://www.fabric.com/buy/0430670/s...solid-lavender
I have the ruffle made but I am concerned.. since this was so different to work with from the satin I am wondering how it will function on the quilt. I mean this little girl will drag the quilt from room to room from house to house... you know how kids are

Have any of you used charmeuse? Do you think it will be alright?

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Old 08-20-2016, 05:25 PM
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Sounds pretty ...haven't used it though...
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:11 PM
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i wouldn't. it's meant for lingerie and linings. i'm not sure how it would stand up to washing and having it fray out would be really terrible

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Old 08-20-2016, 07:39 PM
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I just threw in the towel...threw it the trash I will start ruffle #2 soon thanks
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:23 PM
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It frays like crazy. I'd pick something else.
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:16 PM
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I never did the hang of working with that stuff! too slickery!
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:05 AM
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I enjoy putting rick rack on a quilt for a little girl!
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:30 AM
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Not having used charmeuse in a quilt I would probably toss it too BUT I'd toss it into a play box because of all that work you did on ruffling, maybe it could become a tutu or (or 10) or something fun for a little girl to imagine with. Yep, I'm one of those people who can't throw away much. Thanks, also for the lesson on not using charmeuse for a quilt ruffle.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:31 AM
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I use that word too Bluelady. LOL
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I never did the hang of working with that stuff! too slickery!
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:33 AM
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Glad you figured out what to do with your fabric. You just opened a new world for me. I have never shopped at fabric .com. Wow, they have everything a quilter could want! The wonderful quilt shop in our town had to close....so nowhere for me to get fabrics, will have to order! Good luck with your new ruffle.
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