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From: Sherri
Date: 09-01-2004, 02:30 PM (1 of 5)
Did you just look here because of the title of the thread? :bluewink:

What I wanted to know is can I use leather in a crazy quilt or would it just get ruined? The quilt is foundation pieced on muslin and the muslin will stay in the final product.

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From: plrlegal
Date: 09-01-2004, 02:46 PM (2 of 5)
Sherri it would depend on how much use the crazy quilt is going to get.

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From: HHH
Date: 09-01-2004, 04:50 PM (3 of 5)
Made me look, LOL!

Hey, why not leather? A nice, soft garment leather wouldn't be any heavier or more complicated to clean than velvet, corduroy, velveteen and other like materials that often find their way into crazy quilts, and it would be soft enough to embroider too. A lot of it is even washable nowadays.

Leather quilt; hmmmmm .... oh dear, now I'm thinking about Harleys, biker bars, whips - oh dear! It's not that kind of quilt, is it? :bluewink: :nah: :bg:
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Member since: 02-10-2004
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 09-01-2004, 08:15 PM (4 of 5)
Seems to me the first thing to think about is the effect of water on the leather.. :love:
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From: Yayamamamex
Date: 09-02-2004, 05:45 PM (5 of 5)
For me, I don't like leather for comfy things, even a decorative crazy quilt. I think leather is cold in the winter, and hot and sticky in the summer. Plus, the difficulty of cleaning it.

I wouldn't use leather in a crazy quilt.

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User: Yayamamamex
Member since: 05-25-2003
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