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rosemary Rosenfeld26/10/2015 13:30:11
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Hi All... has anybody used any of this fabric for making a quilt? Is it the same sort of weight as ordinary cotton fabric? Can you mix and match with plainer fabrics? No. 1 son and girlfriend would like a quilt but are not really into patterned fabrics and I'm not really enthralled by completely plain fabrics!! I thought that they might be a good compromise!

best Rosemary

Jayne26/10/2015 19:58:13
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Hi Rosemary,

I've not used Oakshot myself. I tend to use a lot of makower spraytime when I make my baby quilts. Yes I know he's older but I use it rather than plain fabric as it doesn't show marks or milk grease. Have a look at my albums at two I've made, the sailboats and rainbow abc.

Looking forward to seeing your finished project.

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Jayne x

Edited By Jayne on 26/10/2015 20:01:12

Margaret S27/10/2015 09:11:47
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Sorry Rosemary, I have never used Oakshott so I cannot help. I have noticed that people who do use Oakshott tend to use only that in a project, so maybe it is a different weight. I have a feeling that it does need pre washing, but maybe I am wrong. Their website will give you more advice, I am sure.

Margaret

Tessa27/10/2015 09:40:41
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Hi rosemary, I've used quite a lot of Oakshot fabrics ... they are beautiful to work with and can be easily integrated with other patterns.

Tessa x

Beryl Hedley27/10/2015 12:52:31
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Rosemary I have used a little of Oakshot fabrics and they do need to be pre washed.

Another thing to take care with is the cutting as the weaves give different tones depending on the lay out.

The fabric is lovely to hand sew. Hope you can understand about the tones.

B eryl

rosemary Rosenfeld27/10/2015 13:20:55
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Thank you Tessa and Beryl...... that is really helpful!

Best Rosemary

Tessa27/10/2015 16:27:35
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You're welcome Rosemary. xx

Katy28/10/2015 09:25:00
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I've only used it with itself, but that's because it's so nice, not because I think it wouldn't mix. It is lovely Rosemary, you will enjoy working with it. My friend Joanne uses it a lot, and bought a metre of everything in the colourshott range for her banner making business. I go and stroke it sometimes!

Eileen Foster27/08/2017 20:27:34
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I used it for the first time last month. I found it frayed lots and kept getting into the machine and causing jams. I'd not use it again to be honest.

it did mix well with other fabrics though.

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