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Thread: Australian aboriginal fabric

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    I am new to quilting and found this very interesting fabric called Australian aboriginal fabric by M&S Textiles that I would like to use in quilt. Has anyone used products by M&S previously and is it a good product? Thank you

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. I am not aware of this fabric, but I am sure someone will come along who will know.

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    Welcome from Indiana!

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    Welcome & enjoy your time with us

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    Welcome to the board and greetings from Colorado!

    If you do not want to pay shipping from AU, try this site

    http://www.intfab.com/index.html

    I have ordered from them for years. Great service and unusual fabrics. Under the categories section is "Australia" and there are some aboriginal prints, and lots of other countries too-

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariebaker
    Welcome to the board and greetings from Colorado!

    If you do not want to pay shipping from AU, try this site

    http://www.intfab.com/index.html

    I have ordered from them for years. Great service and unusual fabrics. Under the categories section is "Australia" and there are some aboriginal prints, and lots of other countries too-
    Not only would it cost more to ship from Australia, but the Aussy dollar is so strong against the US$, plus their fabrics are several dollars more than our US fabrics are-so you could end up paying double by the time to converted dollars, paid their higher cost, and postage!!

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    It's beautiful fabric and has a great feel. It's very easy to work with, and blends wonderfully with batiks.

    It used to be a bit hard to get in the US - only at big shows at some specialty vendors. A vendor called Leo99 was one of the first to introduce it about a decade ago.

    Over the last few years it's been readily available at a few shops in the US.

    eQuilter sometimes gets batches in (I don't see any now, though).

    But here's a great selection at some of my favorite shops:

    http://www.cottonclub.com/cgi-bin/St...oduct=Imp_aust

    http://www.fabricshack.com/cgi-bin/S...#mstextiles100

    http://www.mountainviewquiltshoppe.c...pid=1#10014040

    Prices are the same as other LQS cottons. Sometimes a shop will put a premium on them.

    Use them in the quilts or any sewing - I recommend them without hesitation. The prints are gorgeous.


    eta: for some reason when I went to check the links they weren't clicking through to the sites. Maybe they're updating or the servers are someplace where the electricity went out due to the storm. But they "should" be good links.

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    Hi yes I can guarantee this fabric as I am using the same one at the moment...Making a bag for my girlfriend in Balstrop,Texas USA.
    And have used it a lot in other things when finished it is awesome....use with confidence. :thumbup: ;) :-D

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