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Thread: fabric or material?

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    Why is it when we quilt, we call it fabric and when we sew, we call it material?

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    I do/did.

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    Super Member KathyAire's Avatar
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    Fabric sounds more sophisticated. And, everyone knows we are a classy bunch of ladies (and some gentlemen).

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    That brought a smile to my face. Thanks

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    I've wondered that, too. I've stopped and corrected myself a lot.

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    I DON'T KNOW! That is ture.

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    If you go to a store and ask for the material section, they look dumbfounded...if you ask for the fabric section, they give you directions.

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    I think now days there are so many different materials that are not fabric related. We have to be specific and say fabric. Lol :)

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    I always thought it was an age thing...My 83 year old mother always says material. Most of my "younger" friends say Fabric....

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    I never thought about it!

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