Moda is now printing their "Marbles" fabrics on the same 60x60 (thicker) cloth that they use for the rest of their lines.
The "new goods" were those that came in around November (possibly a little bit earlier).
We had a bolt of Dandelion Yellow marble, and were terribly disappointed to see that it was printed on lower quality cloth. Let me be specific: it was nice and thick, with the same feel as you would expect from Moda. But when we unrolled the bolt, there were quite a lot of little lines in the fabric - fine dark lines caused by a single dark fiber, wrapped around the thread when it was spun, and then woven into the cloth. On a dark or heavily patterned fabric you would never notice it at all, but on light colors it jumps right out at you.
Have any of you purchased Moda Marbles in the last month or two? Have you noticed any problems in the light colors?
I don't mean to alarm anyone... but I am afraid to order light colored Moda Marbles if the problem I experienced is more widespread than just the one color I got.
It's really easy to tell the old stock from the new, for anyone who is used to using a lot of Moda Marbles. The older stock is printed on a finer weave, almost like the cloth that is used for batiks. The newer ones feel like Moda's "Sandy's Solids" line, which was always printed on the 60x60 (thicker) cloth.