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Thread: Is this a sign the fabric I bought is poor quality?

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    you can contact the place you purchased it from.

    worst case, they do nothing and you've wasted a phone call.

    best case, they might do something about it.

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    if you do decide to prewash be sure to finish off the edges beforehand, or the edges will fray so badly you'll have o fabric left at all. but i would call the 800 # of the website you bought it from, and then the 800 # of the mill
    first, in case they're willing to take it back. only after getting no results would i try all the good suggestions here.

    P.S. Debbie Mumm fabrics come in different qualities, unfortunately. stores like joann carry the lower quality, for an example. online you can't know which you're getting unless you shop a reliable website. then they should take it back within a reasonable time.

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    didn't know that Debbie Mumm came in different qaulities.

    I've had a couple with the Jinny Beyer name on it that were not color-fast.
    But those fabrics were maybe purchased 10? years ago.

    I've been seriously acquiring cotton quilting-type fabrics for about 20 years now and time does fly. Faster and faster as I'm getting older and older.

    All the suggestions for making the fabric more "hefty" - are probably good ones, but I still would not want to use a "puffed up" fabric with ones that are naturally "good". I don't think the item would wear evenly.



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    I've noticed that the Debbie Mumm fabrics sold at Joann's seem to be of poorer quality than when she designed for South Sea Imports. I used to buy a lot of her fabrics but since I saw these and handled them I've stayed away. It's like she's lowered her standards. Bottom line, maybe you just got cheaply made goods. If enough people stop buying them maybe she'll see that the quality improves.

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    i think designers and manufactures produce as per the price the store that will carry the finished product is willing to pay. so if joann, for example, is only willing to pay a certain price, but is able to offer nation-wide availability, the designer is wiling to lower it's standards and make up in quantity what it gives up in quality. many people will not notice. that way, the designer keeps his/her name out front, and the chain carries the famous name. win, win. except for the knowledgeable customer.

    sadly, there is no telling when this will happen. the store begins with good quality and then switches over when you're accustomed to finding the name brand there. as i said, most people don't notice.

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