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Thread: Fabric names

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    Got a question about the fabric, by brand names....is Waverly a good cotton for quilting???? and please give me some brand names to look for when shopping. Some of the cotton is thin and I would like to get the better material that will last. Thanks

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    I don't know if Waverly makes quilting material. They do make great curtains and bed items. There are many brands of quilting fabrics out there. I think you can tell which is the best by feel. Or hold it up to a light if you can see thru it it's too thin.

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    Thanks for the info. Maybe, I can ask the people in Hancock's. Only place I have to Shop, except Wal-Mart and the fabric seems awful thin??

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    My favorite is Hoffman for quilting, but that is the designs. I dont like walmarts fabric. I usually shop on line or the LQS, when fabric is on sale. Usually the more expensive the better quality. I dont usually like Joann's either, I find when I go to use it the weave is too loose. My daughter has called me a fabric snob for years, and I am, especially when buying clothes I know I can make better, and cheaper myself lol.

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    Hancock's not getting any better these days!
    Waverly does make some cottons, but it usually like a sateen meant more for home decor than actual quilting/peicing. It can be rather thick and might have a finish on it! When in doubt always read the selvage edge and the end of the bolt!

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    Thanks for all the info..I guess I need to take a trip to Montgomery,AL...the closest big city..Check out the LQS shops.

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    Moda and RJR are both good brands as well.

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    I've never been disappointed with Moda or Free Spirit...

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    There is Robert Kaufman and Hoffman of California, Moda, RJR, Marcus Fabrics, Timeless Treasures and many more. This is a website that has the manufactures to search..

    http://search.fabricshop.net/cgi-bin/sitesearch.cgi

    You can also do a general search of quilt fabric manufacturers.

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    I really like Moda and Thembleberrys.

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