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sparrowlegs
« on: March 07, 2010 01:18:05 PM »

hi guys, I plan to make my mother a lap quilt for mothers day (14th march in UK)
and I saw this fabric on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=250588667612&view=all&tid=0
so bought it  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
now, my idea was to use it was the backing, rather then the front, as its such a funky pattern, I also plan to make her a bag too
ok, so do you think this will make ideal fabric for a patchwork quilt ?
thank you
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SimplySandy
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010 03:44:17 AM »

It doesn't show up.
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sparrowlegs
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010 04:14:43 AM »

aww ok, here is the number of the auction 250588667612
and a new link
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250588667612&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010 05:24:34 AM »

Ikea curtain material tends to be a fairly heavyweight cotton. It should be okay enough as a backing, but you'd probably want to make sure you have a stronger needle when you actually go to do the quilting. It would likely work *very* well for a bag, if it is the fabric I think it is.
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sparrowlegs
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010 05:54:53 AM »

ok thanks, I have 5.7 metres to use up, so hopefully I will find many uses for it  Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010 02:42:04 PM »

Yeah, pretty much anything can be used in a quilt.  But if you're using something other than standard weight cotton, you'll need to adjust your needle & machine settings accordingly.  good luck.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010 02:56:27 PM »

I used some heavier weight fabric for the back of our couch quilt. (It matches our throw cushions and we had covered our dining chairs with it.) It worked great as the back and gives the quilt some nice weight and warmth. Since I live in Arizona, I used a lighter weight batting in it but it still works for most seasons (except summer, nothing but minimal clothing works for summer).
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010 11:59:03 PM »

thanks everyone  Grin it should be in here today
so then I can get a good look at it, and hoefully it will work
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