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Old November 14th 06, 11:23 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Debra
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I'm out of work sick and using the times when I feel the best to wash
and dry that fabric I got from my aunt. I started with the cord
because that had the biggest pieces and I'm fairly sure what I want to
do with it. I must admit that I've never seen so much fuzz in my
life. I know it's just the nature of this fabric, but I may have to
vacuum this stuff before sewing. It is a good thing I'm washing it
though. I thought I had two different shades of pink, but after
washing I found out it was four shades. I thought I had three
different blues, but I have two blues and a lavender. I've also got
one printed cord with a blue background to add to the mix.

I'm going to have to rootle in my stash a little. I seem to remember
a bit of paisley print corduroy and wonder if that would work with the
other fabrics.

(sounds of footsteps dwindling away, nothing for several minutes, then
footsteps returning)

Well, I've had a quick rootle and didn't find the printed cord but I
did find a whopping big piece in tan. I checked to see if it would
work, and it goes perfectly with the blues and pinks. There may be
enough to just use blues and tan for a quilt for DH, leaving me with
pink and lavender. Not sure I'll like a pink and lavender quilt
'cause it sounds so Barbie colored, but DH does not want pink for
himself. At any rate, Mom is coming over later with some muslin and
we will ponder the quilt possibilities together.
Debra in VA
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Old November 14th 06, 11:47 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Cats
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Actually Blue/tan and pink/lavender sound really good.

Some scrappy bits of brown and navy could go with both and
add some variation.

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"Debra" wrote in message
...
: I'm out of work sick and using the times when I feel the
best to wash
: and dry that fabric I got from my aunt. I started with the
cord
: because that had the biggest pieces and I'm fairly sure
what I want to
: do with it. I must admit that I've never seen so much
fuzz in my
: life. I know it's just the nature of this fabric, but I
may have to
: vacuum this stuff before sewing. It is a good thing I'm
washing it
: though. I thought I had two different shades of pink, but
after
: washing I found out it was four shades. I thought I had
three
: different blues, but I have two blues and a lavender.
I've also got
: one printed cord with a blue background to add to the mix.
:
: I'm going to have to rootle in my stash a little. I seem
to remember
: a bit of paisley print corduroy and wonder if that would
work with the
: other fabrics.
:
: (sounds of footsteps dwindling away, nothing for several
minutes, then
: footsteps returning)
:
: Well, I've had a quick rootle and didn't find the printed
cord but I
: did find a whopping big piece in tan. I checked to see if
it would
: work, and it goes perfectly with the blues and pinks.
There may be
: enough to just use blues and tan for a quilt for DH,
leaving me with
: pink and lavender. Not sure I'll like a pink and lavender
quilt
: 'cause it sounds so Barbie colored, but DH does not want
pink for
: himself. At any rate, Mom is coming over later with some
muslin and
: we will ponder the quilt possibilities together.
: Debra in VA
: See my quilts at
: http://community.webshots.com/user/debplayshere


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Old November 15th 06, 01:21 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Debra
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On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:47:47 +1100, "CATS" wrote:

Actually Blue/tan and pink/lavender sound really good.

Some scrappy bits of brown and navy could go with both and
add some variation.


Well the main blue is often referred to as Yale blue, then I have some
turquoise to add as a zinger. So mostly a dark blue and tan quilt
with bits of bright turquoise through out. I might also work in some
light denim-y colored cord.

Since so many people replied to my earlier thread about corduroy
quilts being heavy and warm without batting, I've decided to just use
muslin as a foundation. It will be pieced in large strips onto the
muslin, then a binding added. Like one giant strip pieced block. I
won't have to tie or quilt it since the sewing will hold the two
layers together.
Debra in VA
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Old November 15th 06, 01:54 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Cats
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Default Washing Corduroy

Good thinking!

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o o o o o o
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"Debra" wrote in message
...
: On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:47:47 +1100, "CATS"
wrote:
:
: Actually Blue/tan and pink/lavender sound really good.
:
: Some scrappy bits of brown and navy could go with both
and
: add some variation.
:
: Well the main blue is often referred to as Yale blue, then
I have some
: turquoise to add as a zinger. So mostly a dark blue and
tan quilt
: with bits of bright turquoise through out. I might also
work in some
: light denim-y colored cord.
:
: Since so many people replied to my earlier thread about
corduroy
: quilts being heavy and warm without batting, I've decided
to just use
: muslin as a foundation. It will be pieced in large strips
onto the
: muslin, then a binding added. Like one giant strip pieced
block. I
: won't have to tie or quilt it since the sewing will hold
the two
: layers together.
: Debra in VA
: See my quilts at
: http://community.webshots.com/user/debplayshere


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Old November 15th 06, 02:08 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
polly esther
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Not that I would nag, mercy no, but for goodness sake, go seriously clean
the filter on both your washer and dryer. Cranky Pants Polly


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Old November 15th 06, 04:33 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Debra
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On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 02:08:38 GMT, "polly esther"
wrote:

Not that I would nag, mercy no, but for goodness sake, go seriously clean
the filter on both your washer and dryer. Cranky Pants Polly


Did the drier several times. I didn't think about the washer though.
I'll have to check the manual to see if there is one on the front
loader. Thanks Polly.
Debra in VA
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Old November 15th 06, 02:01 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Pat in Virginia
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What fun! How about adding some deep
green to the pink and lavender? That
should 'un-barbie' it! PAT
PS: I welcome your snail mail address.

Debra wrote:

....I thought I had two different shades
of pink, but after
washing I found out it was four shades. I thought I had three
different blues, but I have two blues and a lavender. ...


Well, I've had a quick rootle and didn't find the printed cord but I
did find a whopping big piece in tan. I checked to see if it would
work, and it goes perfectly with the blues and pinks. There may be
enough to just use blues and tan for a quilt for DH, leaving me with
pink and lavender. Not sure I'll like a pink and lavender quilt
'cause it sounds so Barbie colored, but DH does not want pink for
himself. ...

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Old November 15th 06, 03:09 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Debra
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On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 09:01:51 -0500, Pat in Virginia
wrote:

What fun! How about adding some deep
green to the pink and lavender? That
should 'un-barbie' it! PAT
PS: I welcome your snail mail address.


I might have to do that, but it would mean going shopping for the
green and I was trying to just use the stuff I already have. If I
just go with what I have I might just use the quilt for picnics and
such. A good green would make it fit into the livingroom color scheme
all right.
Debra in VA
See my quilts at
http://community.webshots.com/user/debplayshere
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Old November 15th 06, 04:55 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Pat in Virginia
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Default Washing Corduroy

Debra:
I MIGHT have a really nice (basic) dark
green. I will check and let you know. PAT

Debra wrote:

On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 09:01:51 -0500, Pat in Virginia
wrote:


What fun! How about adding some deep
green to the pink and lavender? That
should 'un-barbie' it! PAT
PS: I welcome your snail mail address.



I might have to do that, but it would mean going shopping for the
green and I was trying to just use the stuff I already have. If I
just go with what I have I might just use the quilt for picnics and
such. A good green would make it fit into the livingroom color scheme
all right.
Debra in VA
See my quilts at
http://community.webshots.com/user/debplayshere

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Old November 15th 06, 05:41 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Denise in NH
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I have lots of corduroy to eventually use up also. Has anyone ever done
a "raggy-edge" square quilt with corduroy? I've done it with cotton and
also with flannel, but was wondering if corduroy would ravel enough to
look right. I thought I might use up my cord with scraps of flannel
plaids for something rustic looking.

Denise
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