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Thread: Speaking of white fabric-newbie question

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    Speaking of white fabric-newbie question

    I have several white on white fabrics purchased at actual Quilt stores that to me are not good quality as I can see through them when ironing the seams over.
    Is that normal? or should I have a thicker quality fabric for the money I paid? or is that just the nature of the beast. It seems every one does this no matter what.
    still learning about this so any comments welcome.

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    Welcome Pattia!!!
    from one of your provincial quilting mates!

    WOWs seems to do that more than others.
    If you can, press away from the white, though I know that's not always possible.

    Keep in mind that you will have the white batting in behind that may help minimize what you are seeing right now. Try laying your block on some batting to see if that helps.
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    Thank you QuiltE, I will try that.
    so many new things to learn-so many questions. lol

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    Welcome to the board Pattia!

    I agree with QuiltE!
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    Make sure you wash/dry the fabric first. Sometimes the bit of shrinkage helps, making it a bit denser.

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    There was a recent thread about white or cream backgrounds and some posters talked about the white on white fabrics being thin. Most recommended washing them first to close up the weave a little (by shrinking) and then they aren't as thin and see thru White or cream material for background quilting
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    Light fabrics always show the seams more than dark fabrics. As for quality of the white on white, I have found that fabric quality is going down hill. I've given up trying to find a good quality muslin anymore. I go with a Kona cotton or good quality white on white.

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    most whites the seams can be seen through while pressing- once the quilt is put together-with batting & backing it becomes much less apparent. it is normal for pretty much any light (colored) fabric= the batting helps make them disappear- laundering also helps....but it is normal-
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    If we can put a man on the moon, why can't somebody make a good quality white fabric???? I feel your pain Pattia...

    Carole

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    LOL Carole how true. I have seen some stunning quilts with a lot of white grounds so it must work for somebody.
    Patti

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