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Thread: That new fabric smell

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    My wife thinks I'm crazy, but I really love that new fabric smell. Maybe it's just a Moda thing and something they put into the finishing, but has anyone else noticed a distinctive scent with new fabrics? Anyone know what it is? I'm guessing sizing or starch or something. Maybe it's a pyschological thing where the brain equates the scent with getting new goodies? Am I alone in this? :D

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    you're not alone. it must be the treatment they put on the fabric.

    my favorite smell is when you've be starching and ironing in the sewing room for a long time and the room just takes on that scent.

    its just wonderful and uplifting.

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    You're not alone, you're just a quilter!
    Sort of like when a chocolate addict smells chocolate!
    I love the smell of new fabric.

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    :lol: I guess this means I am not a crazy as my sons think I am ! LOL I will join your club also . i just love the smell of new fabric and I love to touch it 8)
    Sharon

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    I work with a lady who use to run a fabric store. She told me companies are using embalming fluid in the fabric now. She said if people knew this they would stop buying fabric. Don't know how true this is.

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    I Love the new fabric smell almost as much as a newborn baby smell :wink: 8) 8) 8)

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    Nope, you're not crazy!!!

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    Your not alone at all. I even love the smell of new magazines.....

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    As long as we don't have to do meetings, stand up and swear off it, I'll join the club of the new fabric smell lovers. Having that AND the ironed startch smell is just the best in the world. Not Quite as good as fresh bathed, lotioned, and clean baby, but closer than anything else in the world.


    Having recently experienced the smell of embalming fluid........it's NOT that smell. They do use a sizing on it but it's not embalming fluid.

    OK, gotta go to fabric store now, my day will be ruined without a new fq, yard or two, or maybe...............

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    I love the way my sewing room smells when I bring home new fabric. Hard to describe. I also like the smell after using starch and ironing.

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