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Thread: What is taboo

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: What is taboo

    Welcome from Ottawa. You can certainly mix cotobns with metallic cottons in a quilt. No rules. If you are talking about the thin shiny metallic polyester used for costumes, I would say no, as these would shrink and burn when pressed. You could use these in a wall quilt as they would get washed.

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    Metallics are fine to use. I will caution that metallic ink wears off the fabric over time, so if you plan to make something that will be washed often, you may not want to use a lot of metallic fabrics.

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    If you tell me not to do, I am even more tempted to try just that

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    Though I'm just a beginner, I don't really believe there are any taboos. Just your taste and preferences.
    As Carlie already mentioned that they mustn't go into the microwave, and jjkaiser said about washable ones, I can only add that you should be careful with ironing as well - metallics stay hotter longer while ironing, and it's better to iron them from the backside.

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