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Thread: Fabric nicer than first impression?

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    Super Member Mitch's mom's Avatar
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    Jan 2011

    Fabric nicer than first impression?

    Have you ever bought a piece of fabric that wasn't exactly the best fabric you have ever felt but the color was a perfect match, think Walmart type fabrics, only to find after you washed all the processing chemicals out of it that it turned out to be pretty nice fabric? I just ran into this with 3+ yards of cotton from the thrift store. It is a burgundy mini print and it was only 1.00 a yard but it was so thin I almost left it there.

    I wash all thrift store fabrics and when I pulled it out of the washer it was no longer 'see through' thin but kind of crisp. I'll check for shrinkage when I get it out of the dryer, but it didn't look much smaller. It was 3.25 yards when it went in the washer.

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    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Those chemical finishes on many fabrics will "get" you every time!

    Jan in VA

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    Super Member mike'sgirl's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Well good for you. I'm glad it turned out well for you.

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