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    Fabric help

    I wasn't to make a red table runner. I need the fabric to be nice and not wrinkly. I want to embroidery. Can anyone suggest which fabric to use. I don't have a store so I will probably have to order, I won't be able to touch it

    Thanks

    #2
    Re: Fabric help

    That's a tough one Connie Jo. You could use a polyester/cotton blend - but I'm not sure how easily a needle would go through the fabric for embroidery (I assume you are doing hand embroidery). 100% cotton would wrinkle after washing - although you could hand wash and then iron it. Good luck - hopefully someone else will have some great ideas.
    ***Kathy***

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      #3
      Re: Fabric help

      If you are making it with batting, and you don't want it to be wrinkly after washing, due to the batting shrinking, then I have read that some people pre-shrink the batting by dampening it and drying in the dryer, before using it in the piece. Is this what you mean?
      And I suppose polyester batting doesn't shrink.

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        #4
        Re: Fabric help

        Im going to machine embroidery. So, it will have stabilizer behind the design. Is there a nice cotton that would work

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          #5
          Re: Fabric help

          All cotton wrinkles unless there is some I don't know about. Do you belong to the embroidery group? You might ask over there.

          http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/group.php?groupid=154
          🌺 Lorie

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            #6
            Re: Fabric help

            Connie, I think any good quality cotton will work if you use enough stabilizer. I would however prewash it, starch it well...and use a medium to heavy cutaway stabilizer. IMO
            Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

            Marilyn......
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