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Thread: Question about fabric width

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    I have this fabric that has me stumped...it is an older one...VIP Cranston and it measures 72" wide = Have you ever heard of that width of quilting fabric?

    Salvages are together - fold is on the right and I measures across and get 36". So that makes it 72" wide - right?

    Has anyone else come across this width? It is new for me.

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    The only fabrics I have found that wide are home dec. fabrics.

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    Yes, it's woven that way for tablecloths, though 60" is more common. I have a similar one on a black background and a Fall one.

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    It was probably a backing fabric..it's very pretty..where did you find it? crafty_linda_b

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat
    The only fabrics I have found that wide are home dec. fabrics.
    This isn't home decor fabric - too light weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    It was probably a backing fabric..it's very pretty..where did you find it? crafty_linda_b
    I found it at an estate sale. I am selling it here on the board and someone asked about the repeat, so I pulled it out to measure it...to my surprise I had measured it wrong and listed it as 2 yards of 36" wide fabric! I kept looking and wondering if I had my head on backwards! It is funny now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    It was probably a backing fabric..it's very pretty..where did you find it? crafty_linda_b
    i think this might be the answer

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    I think tablecloth or possibly curtains since it's not as heavy as home dec. fabric. I have seen some home dec stuff at Joann's & Hancock's that was thin enough to use, though so it's hard to say. If you like it is all that matters. When I was a teenager, my great grandmother gave me a quilt made out of everything and I mean everything! It was itchy, smelled funny and weighed a ton. I washed it and it disintegrated!

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    Sounds like a backing fabric for a quilt.

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    Its very pretty whatever it is,and would be a good buy.

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