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Thread: This is what fabric looks like before you buy it/100% cotton

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    Super Member Blinkokr's Avatar
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    WOW - thanks for sharing
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    Thanks... never seen this before cause I'm a city girl.
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    Last year when my Dh and I drove to Texas we passed cotton fields and at first didn't realize what we were looking at.when we saw white fluffy stuff along the roadside, it dawned on us we were looking at cotton fields. It would be really neat to see the process in making cotton fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in WA View Post
    How fascinating! Thanks for showing me something I have not seen!
    I agree!

    We have cotton fields here but would of loved to seen that. I think that is really neat and would be wonderful to see in person. Thanks for sharing.
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    Very interesting tour! Thank you for sharing!
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    thanks for sharing those pictures... interesting

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    Thank you so much for these pictures. Yes, my DH and I drove to Paducah to see our youngest DD (yes, she lives in a GREAT quilting mecca) and we went through lots of crop land in the bottom part of MO and I saw this white stuff in the fields and DH said that it was cotton - so I MADE him get off the highway and find a dirt road and actually got out of the car and touched some cotton right on the plants.


    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    Last year when my Dh and I drove to Texas we passed cotton fields and at first didn't realize what we were looking at.when we saw white fluffy stuff along the roadside, it dawned on us we were looking at cotton fields. It would be really neat to see the process in making cotton fabric.
    Nikki in MO

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    O.K. Loved the pictures. If we grow cotton here in the US why don't we produce fabric? When we were in France we saw the unbleached fabric coming in to a manufacturer, then made into usable fabric. If I'm not mistaken the raw material was coming in from India. What do we do with the cotton after it is grown and cleaned? Not trying to start anythng but seems like if we can grow it we could make material. It irks me no end to think that we in the US don't make anything anymore. Oh gosh, here I am ranting. I better get a cup of coffee. Sorry.
    Marilyn

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    thank you...never even thought about the process. I hate to say this but your pictures gives new thoughts about the high cost of fabric. thanks again.
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