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Thread: Help locating fabric

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    Does anyone know of an online fabric source for dupioni or shantung silk? I've wanted to make a quilt from silk for awhile and want to start collecting the fabrics. Any help would be appreciated...Also I would love any advice on sewing with silks, never done it before.
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    fabric.com sells dupioni silk.

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    I have pieced together silk scraps and so far it is the size of a table runner...don't know if I will make it bigger..do want to make a bed size quilt for myself...started as an experiment to see how silk would sew..as I have lots of scraps from making sild drapery....
    one thing to note is to handle as little as possible as the silk frays easily...you could make seams a little more that 1/4 inch...

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    http://maryjos.com/ has a huge selection for $14.98/yard. This seems to be the best price around.

    It used to be most places were selling it for $16/yard (or $4/FQ), mostly at shows.

    When I was last in MaryJo's in June 08, I was thrilled to see a table of a gazillion colors ...and a price of $10/yard.

    I bought a lot of my dupioni stash from G Street Fabrics. I see their prices are now up to $22/yard. I don't remember how much I paid but I KNOW I didn't pay that much.

    If anyone knows a lower price than the $14.98/yard, please chime in. ;-)


    I prewashed my silks (mind you, I NEVER prewash my cottons). I zigzagged around the edges and just tossed it in the machine. I don't think I used the dryer.

    In some instances, I've used a fusible interfacing to cut down on the fraying - it is very, very annoying. I found it was easier to work with and reduced all the wispy silk fibers floating around.

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    Hancock Fabrics has quite an array of colors of both in the "bff" collection. I know there are quite a few stores in TX.

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    I found some in Austin at a shop on Lamar St. Don't remember the name of it, but will try to find a card if I kept one. It wasn't a quilt shop, just a small fabric shop with some unusual fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    fabric.com sells dupioni silk.
    I was just going to say the same thing. Good customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    If anyone knows a lower price than the $14.98/yard, please chime in. ;-)
    fabric.com has a few in the $12-13 range, and some "faux silk" at $9, but most of them are more.

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    Here is aother source for your silk. I have purchased fabric from them and service was fine, but it has been a few years. I see that the dupioni is from $10-$18, and you can buy a full bolt if you have that much money!

    http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/ca....aspx?TypId=75

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    A good friend of mine does a lot of heirloom sewing and says that the best silk dupioni she has found is at Martha Pullen's site.

    http://store.marthapullen.com/c-72-solids.aspx

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