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Thread: Quality of fabrics made outside the USA?

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    some of the austrailian fabrics are great-
    i've had some vietnamese silks that are 'to die for!'
    irish linen,
    united kingdom brocades---
    bali batiks,

    fabrics from around the world can be FABULOUS!

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    I've not found any made in the states.

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    Early this summer, I attended a Northcott event at LQS. Here is part of what I posted:

    "There was discussion of fabric production - approximately 9 mo's from selection of design to time of release in stores, most fabrics for all of the "big" companies made in 7 printing plants in So. Korea, the amount of fabric produced in a run (3,000 yards, whittled down to 15 yd bolts), where designs come from (for their Stonehedge line, the designer was inspired by a tile in a store her father owns) and how designers are paid (royalties). Questions from people did lead to talk about Connecting Threads (made in US but dyed in Mexico), and how chains can offer "the same" fabrics (almost never are exactly the same; a small portion of the pattern will differ and are not on the same quality greige goods)."

    The gentleman who did the presentation told us that currently the printing for most quilt fabric is done in So. Korea. He did not indicate that it was due to less stringent laws, but that they have perfected the process.

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    I just got a jelly roll from Walmart from Pakistan and the quality of the fabric is wonderful. It's a nice dense cotton. I've been kind of disappointed with Moda lately. Some of their fabric is nice but some is so light it's like voile.

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    I check for quality, but I don't check to see where the fabric is manufactured. It doesn't matter to me :wink: as long as I like the looks of it :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    Questions from people did lead to talk about Connecting Threads (made in US but dyed in Mexico)
    Connecting Threads fabric is not made in the USA. This is from a facebook post by them:

    Our fabric is not made in the USA. At one point we said it was "Grown in the U.S. Cotton", which was true, but too many customers misunderstood this to mean "Made in the USA", so we've dropped that marketing message. When we first started making our own fabric we tried to find U.S. fabric printers to no avail.

    eta a link:
    https://www.facebook.com/ConnectingThreads/posts/10150342946511131]https://www.facebook.com/ConnectingT...50342946511131[/url]

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