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Thread: A Question about Fabric

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    Super Member Pickles's Avatar
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    OK I washed some pink cotton fabric and now I can't figure out witch is the front and witch side is the back. Is there a way to know? I usually can tell , but some solids like this one I have a problem telling for sure. Anyone have any tips ?

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    If the front and back look the same, it won't matter which way you put it.

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    Look at the selvage..that can usually help a little.

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    Thanks for your reply I'll just use any side with it then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    Look at the selvage..that can usually help a little.
    That's what I general do but this piece had been given to me and the salvage had been cut off already, so I washed it and
    now I couldn't really tell witch side was what..lol. I know one side looks a tad smoother , but not by much

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    Just use which ever side you want. I've used the backside of fabrics before if the front is just a tad too bright for what I'm working on.

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    If you want to keep track, I use a needle and thread, either lighter or darker, and put a little stitch on the right side, tie a little knot and after it is washed, I just look for that stitch and know that it is the right side

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    Thank you dkabasketlady and Pam I appreciate
    your answers and I'll do this the next time I wash my fabric
    Pam, I had never thought of doing that , a Great ideal.

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    If you can't see the difference I'd say you can use either side.

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    Thanks Littlehud , I'll do that, since I can't tell the difference with this pink fabric.

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