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    Junior Member Launie's Avatar
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    I have some mystery white yardage in my stash. I don't remember what it is, I was wondering if there was any way to tell if it was cotton or a cotton/poly blend?

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    Snip off a little piece & give it the burn test. If it smell like burning leaves or paper and leaves Soft, Lacey & Gray Ash - Easily Crushed, then it's cotton.

    here's a chart: http://www.ditzyprints.com/dpburnchart.html

    bonus - youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb4tCcnA6jo

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    Do a burn test. Cut a small piece and set fire to it. If it is cotton you will just have white ash. If it's poly it will smoke and you'll end up with a hard melted piece.

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    Junior Member Launie's Avatar
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    YES! basically the same kinda thing as testing for mystery yarn (i do alot of knitting). THanks Ladies!

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