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Thread: Question about Wovens

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I've never used wovens in a quilt and I'm wondering... is it OK to combine wovens with basic 100% cotton quilting fabric or should it all be wovens?

    I really like the Brannock and Patek Basic Wovens collection and would like to get some.

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    I don't mix them, but crazy quilts have all kinds of fabric so I guess it can be done.

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    not sure what you mean by "wovens". 100% cotton quilting fabric is woven...t=shirt material is not woven, it's knitted and has stretch. Can you better describe what you consider a "woven"?

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    Wovens, or Homespuns, I believe are characterized by yarn dyed so that the pattern is the same on both sides. They are rougher and more loosely woven than a cotton quilting fabric. It's not as thick as a flannel.

    Yarn dyed as opposed to printed on the fabric. Usually done in plaids, stripes, and solids.

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    Basic wovens are what others call the "Homespun Look". They are manufactured plaids, looking the same on back and front. They are not printed.

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    thanks - never heard of this definition, but they will work fine with your other cottons. Homespuns are especially good for making chenille items since they are soft, have color on both sides and ravel a little but not too much.

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    They will work together but be aware that homespuns, wovens or whatever you call them are a dickens to work with as they ravel a lot and also need to be as careful as with bias on triangles because they distort easily!

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    I had never heard of homespuns being referred to as "wovens" either!

    Don't homespuns shrink a lot more than regular quilting cottons? I would probably pre-shrink them if using mixed with other fabrics in a quilt (and I don't normally prewash fabrics).

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    I have used 'homespuns' with other cottons. If they are to be used on a bias , I back them with a lightweight fuseable interfacing.

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    I personally don't like working with wovens.

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