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    Using thin fabric

    Hi,
    I bought some fabric recently for a Grandmother's Flower Garden project that was the perfect color. After I was washed it, I was disappointed to find that it was very thin, too thin to risk in this quilt that I'm putting so much time into.
    I've thought of sewing gift bags with it. Any other suggestions? I'm glad that I only have a yard of it but miffed that I paid the going rate for inferior fabric.
    I welcome your ideas,
    lots2do

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    Re: Using thin fabric

    You could use it for table runners or little mug rugs. Maybe some other small projects or trade with someone?
    No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
    Aesop

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      #3
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      Christmas is coming and it might make a great lined wine bag or you could use a glue stick and cover a box with it for a gift.
      Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
      Terry

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        #4
        Re: Using thin fabric

        What I'd you try using some lightweight iro on stabilizer? Would you then be able to use it for your intended purpose?

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          #5
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          I would just save it, I always make a sample block if I am trying out a new pattern so I would use it for doing that.

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            #6
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            I was going to say the same thing.... there are some very lightweight ones out there!
            Originally posted by KarenC View Post
            What I'd you try using some lightweight iro on stabilizer? Would you then be able to use it for your intended purpose?
            "Each day well-lived and Happy;
            that's all there is to Life!"

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              Re: Using thin fabric

              Originally posted by jjkaiser View Post
              I would just save it, I always make a sample block if I am trying out a new pattern so I would use it for doing that.
              This is an excellent idea! Also, I use fabric like this to cut up in small pieces to use to check my tension on my longarm.
              Vonnie

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                #8
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                Originally posted by GrammaBabs View Post
                I was going to say the same thing.... there are some very lightweight ones out there!
                My thoughts exactly!
                sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
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                Sigmund Freud

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                  #9
                  Re: Using thin fabric

                  Thank you, everybody.

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                    #10
                    Re: Using thin fabric

                    I've used thin fabric in quilts several times. One time I had a lot of the fabric, so I cut duplicate pieces and sewed two them together as if they were one piece. It was an apple core quilt but would probably work for any quilt pattern. Another time I used a neutral solid color behind each piece of the thin fabric. The solid color could be another thin fabric or it could be muslin.

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                      #11
                      Re: Using thin fabric

                      Thank you, again, for your replies. I am going to save it for another purpose. This project has become a special one and I hope to be able to hand quilt it once the blocks are done.

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