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Thread: What is homespun fabric?

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    What is homespun fabric?

    I saw this free pattern today that looks pretty simple and fun to make. It uses homespun fabric. I'm guessing because it frays easily. What is it?
    http://www.sewing.org/html/blossom_rag_quilt.html
    It looks kind of like dishtowels.
    :-)
    CAS

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    It's loosely woven fabric and it does make wonderful rag quilts.
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    Bernie, can I find it at Joann's? Is it labeled "homespun". Is it cotton or what?
    :-)
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    It's a woven fabric, and each 'thread' is color - so the color is on the front and back of the fabric (as opposed to a "printed" fabric). Most homespuns are plaids. The weave is typically much looser.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    Bernie, can I find it at Joann's? Is it labeled "homespun". Is it cotton or what?
    Yes, JoAnn's has it and it's 100% cotton but it's called "homespun".
    Bernie

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    Ok, thanks Bernie and DoghouseMom. Have you ever made a quilt like this? I've seen something similar where they use chenille or flannel or something and do all the steps at once. I don't think they even put batting in it.
    :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    Ok, thanks Bernie and DoghouseMom. Have you ever made a quilt like this? I've seen something similar where they use chenille or flannel or something and do all the steps at once. I don't think they even put batting in it.
    You make them exactly the same except I used batting. Homespun is thin because of the loose weave (not too thin). I think that homespun fluffs better than flannel or chenille.
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    I have also never heard of homesun fabric and am wondering if I could use table clothes from a thrift store. How would I know the difference?

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