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Thread: Corduroy question

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    I am at home on bedrest and I have to shop online for now. I am looking for corduroy for a Christmas rag quilt and I prefer the tiny lined corduroy. I don't understand what gauge to look for... For example at Joann.com the have 8w to 21 w. Which one is the fine lined cord? Thank you for your help! Oh, if you have a great site for corduroy please let me know. I am not finding many choices online so far. Anna

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    The higher the number the smaller the lines.

    8w= 8 wales per inch
    16w = 16 wales per inch

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    Thank you! I knew I would get a quick response.... Now where can I find a good selection online?

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    I really like http://www.fabric.com/ for that sort of thing. I've had great success buying all kinds of fabric from them.

    Cat

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    fabric.com has a wonderful selection of pinwale corduroy. and every othe weight too. and great prices...free shipping at $35 i can always spend $35!

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    Thanks!!! Ya'll are right. Fabric.com has more corduroy than any other online shop I have searched. I knew you would know!!!

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    Thanks for this information, it is good to know.

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    and just WHAT are u planning to make with all this corduroy??????

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    Hope you're feeling better!

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    corduroy works great for raggy quilts, especially when mixed with good flannels, and other textural cottons. :)

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