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Monday, October 6, 2008

Judy who makes shirting quilts??

I can't remember which Judy you are, but I have a question about shirting for quilts. Do you only use 100% cottons or do you use blends? Or do you mix them in the same quilt?

My dear step-father died last week and Mom gave me his pretty plaid sports shirts. I love the colors in them, but most are poly/cotton rather than 100%. I was just wondering about using them for quilts.

TIA
Judy in AR

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  • At October 6, 2008 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    That's JudyPete who makes the shirting quilts and I happen to know she's on vacation with her DH right now but she travels with a laptop so she'll be popping in eventually.

    My two cent opinion is that it is your quilt so go ahead and use the cotton/poly, just remember that you should be consistent and use cotton/poly for sashing too. And remember to turn the heat on your iron down from its usual "cotton" setting when you go to press the parts ...

    Judy in Ohio

     
  • At October 7, 2008 at 4:44 PM , Blogger whitestone said...

    Hi, Judy in AR
    I use only 100 percent cotton shirts/blouses but there is absolutely no reason you can't use the poly/cottons. I personally prefer the 'feel' of the all-cotton, but poly/cotton would actually have less shrink potential, so in that respect would make a very nice quilt.
    JudyPete

     

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