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From: mystraal
Date: 12-04-2005, 01:03 PM (1 of 5)
i'm thinking of using crafters felt for applique on a little boy's quilt, does anyone know if that will be fine or am i heading for disaster.i have washed some scraps to test for color fastness and they have come out fine. the felt is acrylic.

User: mystraal
Member since: 12-04-2005
Total posts: 1
From: Julia's Nana
Date: 12-04-2005, 02:54 PM (2 of 5)
Are you using a machine or by hand? Seems like it would be better machine sewn but to be honest I wouldn't take a chance on it. I would be afraid that it would not hold up in the many washings that a child's quilt would need. The fibers start to seperate after a while and it pills like a sweater with wear.

Could you do the same applique's with fleece?

Good luck and let us know what you decide and how it works.

User: Julia's Nana
Member since: 08-28-2001
Total posts: 361
From: AdvaP
Date: 12-05-2005, 05:09 PM (3 of 5)
I wouldn't use crafters felt on a quilt, unless it was a wall hanging that will probalby not get washed. Try a fun fabric, like fake fur for example.

Adva Price
User: AdvaP
Member since: 10-15-2000
Total posts: 325
From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-05-2005, 11:12 PM (4 of 5)
Or flannel..(wash to see if it shrinks first)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 12-06-2005, 12:01 AM (5 of 5)
Or a felted wool?

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Member since: 09-29-2004
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