When I first started sewing I used a lot polycottons, but now that most of my work is quilting and art, I try to stay in the pure cotton. I am astonished at the variation in the amount of fraying or stretch. Is it a trait comman to specific maufacturers or is it sporatic across the board. The stretch I can work with but I'm sometimes frustrated by the amount of fray in what I consider good quilting fabric. Is this a case where you get what you pay for? I'm sure we're all looking for inexpensive anymore but does that automatically add to the frustation level.