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    sewing forum?

    Anyone know of a great sewing forum, similar to this QF? I am searching for "nice" fabric to make pillowcases....Egyptian cotton, etc, in other than solids...not having much luck! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillmc View Post
    Anyone know of a great sewing forum, similar to this QF? I am searching for "nice" fabric to make pillowcases....Egyptian cotton, etc, in other than solids...not having much luck! Thanks!
    You can buy some nice percale sheet sets at discount from Tuesday Morning stores or other places, if you have one in the area. Cut 'em up and make pillowcases. Or shop online at places like www.fabric.com equilter.com and see if they have any percale fabric. hint: wash the fabric before making pillowcases. And yes, there is a sewing forum: www.sewingforum.com
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    you might also want to check out one of our sister sites: www.craftster.org

    they have a general sewing forum.
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    drop an email to fabric.com etc /fabric sites. maybe you can get helpfull info there.
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    quilting cottons and dress weights are lighter fabrics than is used in most bedding. You want a broad cloth or a medium weight linen. Linen is wonderful for bedding, it is very sturdy and only gets better with age and use. Also think about looking for those iconic white damask table cloths found at most all thrift shops. The weight is right and can be dyed for great effect. Soft on the skin and mostly all cotton unlike modern sheets and pillowcases. The price is right as well. Fabric.com and the fabrics-store.com http://www.fabrics-store.com/blog/2012/02/16/1300/ offer good deals. I have shopped both for linen and have never been disappointed. Lastly consider when shirting fabrics go on sale as they do frequently on fabric.com. They have a lighter silkier feel but are very sturdy as shirts get a lot of wear, you get some nice plaids and stripes, they are usually much wider than 45" and make great pillow cases.
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    Check out Sew4Home also. Tons of great ideas, patterns, and tutorials.

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