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

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    I have bought fabric from Joann's before, and NEVER had fabric like this. It is a Debbie Mumm fabric, very cute- called "Poochie Parlor". It is pinks,browns, and DOGS- I HAD to have it. I bought all seven different prints, and so far, every single piece of fabric is fraying horribly, shredding on the edges, tons of strings along the edges. I KNOW it isn't my machine, scissors, or rotary cutters, because tonight I worked on another project and everything is just fine. Is this a sign of low quality fabric? Is it ok? Is the quilt going to bust apart at the seams in no time once it is used??? I have never encountered this- not even with the occasional fabric from Walmart.

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    bummer

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    Seems like there is an issue with the fabric. You should see if you can return it, I bet there's polyester in there.

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    The only time I ever have problem with excess fraying is if I tear the fabric instead of rotary cut.

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    I didn't tear it- it is rotary cut with a sharp blade. Sometimes I will tear muslin, and I know the strings that makes, this is far worse than even torn muslin. Unfortunately, I bought it in December- put it in the stash until I found a pattern I liked. I doubt they would take it back. So I guess this is some low quality fabric isn't it?

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    Sounds like poorly woven (loose) fabric that they filled in with sizing before printing. I'd most definately take it back and I'd e-mail the company also.

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    Did you prewash? If not, I would wash it in the hottest water possible and dry on hot also to see if it will tighten up. Another option is to use it with interfacing. Sorry you got such a bad batch.

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    I have bought very expensive fabric seems like it all frays the worse....if it really bothers you spray sizing or starch before cutting or maybe you could get a pinking blade for the cutter...should help with the problem....try handleling aslittle as possible to help prevent the fraying....I've just come to live with it.....I finally haven gotten use to it.....:-)......

    Good luck with the fabric....:-)

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    Quilting Bee 12 wrote: Seems like there is an issue with the fabric. You should see if you can return it, I bet there's polyester in there.

    If you want to check for polyester, set fire to a snippet. If it's only cotton, you will get a little bit of ash. If it has polyester in it, then there will be some melted content.

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    if all the Bolt like that it have to be the qaulity of that fabric but if it is just one it have to be a default bolt

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