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Thread: Moda Marbles vs. Maywood Shadow Play

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    Just wondering if anyone out there prefers Moda Marbles over Maywood Shadow Play - or vice versa.

    Moda Marbles are more well-known but they are printed on a thinner cloth. Shadow Play is on the nicely thick 60x60 cloth that many quilters prefer.

    Have you heard of both fabrics? Used both? What do you think of them?

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    I love the maywood shadow playes...

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    I stopped buying Moda Marbles when they went to thinner cloth; don't like it at all. I do, however, miss having marbles on hand and the batiks I have substituted can get a bit pricey for some applications. I'll have to check out the Maywood line. Thanks.

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    Shadow Play doesn't come in as many colors as the Moda Marbles, but a lot of their colors are pretty much the same. I have color cards for both lines.

    Now that Moda has raised their prices on the Marbles to within 5 cents of the Shadow Play, well, that also enters into my decision as a buyer for our store. Moda still ships for free (and very quickly); that is a point in their favor.

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    I haven't heard of the Shadow Play but I have Moda marbles and I like them :)
    I also love those Robert Kaufmann ones but I can't think of the name!

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    I use Shadow Play alot - my local quilt store carrys them and they really work well - good cotton fabric.

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    I prefer Shadow Play to the marbles. It seems to be a better fabric and I love the texture it adds toa quilt.

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    I have used a lot of the Shadow Play fabrics. They are a heavier weight compared to the Moda Marbles. There is less variation of color in the Shadow Play fabrics, not as much mottling as the Marbles.

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    Maywood Shadowplay fabrics are on sale at Fabric Depot.com for $6.50/yd!

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    I have both. Moda comes in more colours, although the fabric is, as you say, thinner. I really love Timeless Treasures Marble Mania. This is a much "beefier" fabric, lovely to work with, but they don't seem to have the colour range of the Moda.

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