I have recently tried out some of the online fabric shops, as my stash is woefully small due to my tight finances and the high cost of cotton fabric here in the UK. While browsing the online fabric shops (for any UK quilters just Google 'cheap fabric' and you'll find some good ones) I was amazed at how cheap the poly cotton is. £2-£3 per metre. Cotton is generally £7 per metre and above, it can be £10+ per metre for designer names in my LQS.
So I ordered some plain red and some red gingham, a metre of each. I am using it for a braided border for my 'Quilt for Me' at the moment.
What are people's views on using poly cotton for patchwork and quilting? I know it is not traditional really, but is it really frowned upon for a quilt that is not going to be shown or entered into a competition? Do you ever use it in your quilts? Will be interesting to see what you all think :D