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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    I found some more big pieces of fabric at the thrift store yesterday, and 2 of the pieces are only 36 inches wide. Is it really as old as I think it is, or can you still buy 36 inch wide fabric? I also got LOTS of denim squares, which I have to square up, and plan on making throws to use at the lake this summer. They wash up so well. I will back them with the florals that are also in the picture. Lots of work ahead of me

    The floral on left & solid red are 36 wide
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    Beautiful fabrics :D:D:D
    Are you sure the 36" wide is 100% cotton?

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    I remember fabric being 36" wide when I was a kid... that was at least 40 years ago...

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    You did good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    I remember fabric being 36" wide when I was a kid... that was at least 40 years ago...
    yep. I remember too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    I remember fabric being 36" wide when I was a kid... that was at least 40 years ago...
    It was 36" wide when my Mom used to make our clothes. Gosh.... I guess that has been almost 40 years ago. I'm feeling old now. :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Beautiful fabrics :D:D:D
    Are you sure the 36" wide is 100% cotton?
    The thing about the floral that is 36 wide, is that the pattern runs all the way to the selvedge with no white line saying anything about fabric, but it felt, washed and ironed like cotton. The red has a small white selvedge, also with no fiber content, and it feels like denim.

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    Great find, the denim will be so nice for the lake!

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    I remember buying 36" wide fabric for a jumper I made in Home Economics class in the late 60's.

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    our local store still caries some 36 " wide... so it is still available

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