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Thread: I was given tons of fabric, but many of it I do not know what it is need help

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    My borther gave me a ton of fabric and some is marked and most are not. How do I find out what it made of. I know I have about 50 to 60 rolls of fabric, 100 to 200 on a bolts. Any ideals?

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    You could send it my way and Id be able to help... :mrgreen:
    Just kidding...the ends of the bolts dont say?

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    that is my problem is does not say. Some look like cotton but has a shine to it so I am not sure what it is.

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    You are so lucky. To test what it is, I usually cut a small piece and light a corner of it. If it shreds off, it is a natural fiber, like cotton or wool. If there is any melting - it is polyester.

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    the fire test cotton doesn't melt everything else does. cut a piece and burn a corner if it burns and doesn't melt it is cotton. If it has a little flame but melts or burns and you can feel little hard beads when it goes out it is a fake fiber.

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    thank you, I will try that out. :lol:

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    what is a fake fiber?

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    After I burn the fabric I feel the burn end. If I feel little "beads" I know it is not 100% cotton.

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    The fire test below are accurate and man that must have been like Christmas receiving so many bolts of fabric. You will be sewing long past when the cows come home!

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    Thank you all, I have my work cut out , I am trying log everything he gave me so I will know what I have wish me luck. He is a great brother he gave it to me to help me out. I had Cancer and he wanted me to sell it to help with medical bills. With a brother like that who cares what the doctors says. :lol:

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