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What to do with Pendleton wool pieces?

Posted by mbarstow (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 23, 12 at 19:01

I have just acquired some wonderful Pendleton wool plaid fabric (about 1 yd. each) and camel hair. Anyone have any ideas what I could creatively do with it? I thought of just cutting it into 6'' squares and making a blanket, but I'm open to all suggestions.


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RE: What to do with Pendleton wool pieces?

Look up how to do felting. People now throw wool into a washer and hot dryer and take the resulting "felt" and make bags that are wonderful. I don't have the websites but if you look around, there's bound to be info out there. I know there are books about making bags from felted wool.


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RE: What to do with Pendleton wool pieces?

Bags, hats, scarves... Lots of options for 'wearables'.
But a warm wool quilt with a soft flannel backing - that would be hard to resist!


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Thanks, I agree a quilt with flannel backing is hard to beat.


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RE: What to do with Pendleton wool pieces?

Go to Google, click on Images at the top of the page and do a search for wool quilts! LOTS of great ideas! I was amazed at how intricate some of the designs are; I would stick with something simpler and let the fabric be the star but you'll see many beautiful quilts and it might give you some ideas. Even a simple 6" block with a few applique pieces might be really spectacular!


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RE: What to do with Pendleton wool pieces?

Since I like the southwestern look I would be making throw pillows!


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RE: What to do with Pendleton wool pieces?

Yes........a wool quilt. My MIL used to make them and they are still going strong to her grandchildren's generation. One doesn't get any warmer than wool or down.

I make rugs as well and just for the fun of it, Google Penney rugs.


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