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Thread: "Crock?" Whassat?

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    "Crock?" Whassat?

    See details of this item. I don't know what that means.
    http://www.joann.com/legacy-studio-q...prd_11854304a/

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    I think it means the die comes off a bit if you rub it?????
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    Would love to know myself what that means. If you get an answer, please share with me. thanks, Diane

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    It means the colors may transfer to other fabrics and/or bleed if washed. #1 Why would I every use that? #2 Why would I ever use dry clean only fabric in a quilt?

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    That's the very first "dry clean only" quilting cotton I've ever seen. Not gonna happen in my world! And yes, color may rub off.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crock
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    Is this common to all India cotton types? I've had this happen with inexpensive beachwear- you know the sarong styles, fun wrap skirts and wrap pants... or the items that commonly show up at fairs in lovely colored dresses & such...maybe it's not 'quality' quilting fabric after all. I'll pass. Thanks for the info.

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    That might be beautiful in a wall hanging. Some quilts won't ever be washed.

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    I cannot imagine buying fabric for a quilt you can only dry clean! I don't even buy clothes you have to dry clean!

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    A few years ago I was making aprons from what Joann's called "decorator fabrics" and they said dry clean. I washed them and they were fine. I think it protects them.....ya know, sue happy instead of sew happy folks. I haven't looked in awhile but I think the bolts still say dryclean on them.

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    Watch fabrics that crock because they can stain your machine bed also. Ran into that once with indigo fabric.

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