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    Default Any wool quilters??

    I LOVE using wool!! I wondered if there we any to share my passion...
    I make penny rugs, quilts etc..

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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    I am hoarding stash for a woolies flannel quilt, but I don't think that really counts as wool? Haven't made anything with just wool bc of the shrinkage and unwashability, but I have not made any rugs. I think penny rugs are really cool though!

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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    I have been saving wool from clothing that has gone out of my style. I was a real estate broker for 20 years and have a multitude of colored blazers and wool lined pants that have all been washed in woolite. One of these days I will get to taking them apart and then finding the pattern that will work. THey are primarily navy, black , tans and dark greens. A few golds and pale blues. Any suggestions for a pattern.

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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    Fortunately for me, there is a Pendleton wool factory on the outskirts of town. I run over there every now and then and pick up remnants, mill ends, and seconds for cheap cheap cheap!!

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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    Peggi.. JEALOUS!! with a Capital J!!! I would love that .. but my husband may disagree. I make alot of penny rugs from upcycled wool skirts, blankets etc.. I also like to be motivated by Primative Gatherings style. I love that homey, pioneer, rustic.. warm look. You have Pendelton.. I have Herman Miller fabrics..

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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    wow. Where is this wool factory. It doesn't say where you are from.

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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    Grammaterry There's one in Pendleton Oregon & one in Washington state. You can Google it for directions. I like your idea for recycling fabrics. I've done that too,,, mostly from thrift stores. I have pretty good luck finding chunks of fabric at a couple of local thrift stores. I usually go once a week to look, this week I found a brand new twin size flannel sheet that I plan to use for either a backing or as batting. I think it might be nice to have a couple of light weight quilts around for the not freezing days..
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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    Quote Originally Posted by grammaterry View Post
    wow. Where is this wool factory. It doesn't say where you are from.
    Portland, Oregon area

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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    I'm curious.....what is a penny rug?
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    Default Re: Any wool quilters??

    a Penny rugs is from early pioneer years when the women would use what they have to make practial, usable and decorative items for their homes. The rugs were made from old clothing ( mainly wool) and traced coins to make the circle.. hence "penny rug". They were used under lamps or hot items.. You can google them and see all sorts. We sure have make them more pretty then back then.

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