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Thread: Sewing with "cork fabric"

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    Sewing with "cork fabric"

    Some time ago I got the book "Nähen mit Kork" : "Sewing with Cork" to make a little review about it!It sounds very interesting, the cork fabric fells a little bit like soft leather, you can cut it, sew it, wash it...
    Before I got this book I never heard of cork fabric...
    This little basket is my first try with this material!

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    I think it's best for little baskets, for bags in any size, place mats.....
    Anyone there who has also experience with this fabric?

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    I have never heard of cork fabric. I think your little basket is cute as can be. It does look like cork.
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    Wow! Thanks for posting this, how very interesting! I have no experience with cork fabric yet. I would be interested in where you were able to find the cork material. I've searched around and it sure is expensive to buy by the meter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I have never heard of cork fabric. I think your little basket is cute as can be. It does look like cork.
    It is cork, real cork! It is very thin cork and it is brought on a backing material! It is not fabric looking like cork!

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    I've never heard of this and it's so very interesting. Your little basket is perfect - I love that look - the fabric you selected to go with the cork is so pretty.

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    That is so cool! Enjoyed looking through your blog too!

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    Very neat! Have not heard of cork fabric. I hope to try working with it in the future. Your basket is great!
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    where do you get it and what's the price point?
    is it flexible enough for regular sewing? Thanks
    your basket is nice.
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    Your basket is great.

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    Love this! The wheels in my head are starting to turn...
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    great basket never heard of cork fabric!
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    Sweet! Where did you find it?
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    Never heard of it either. Love your basket!!!!!!

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    I have used cork laminate (about 1/4" thick) but never seen cork fabric. Great looking basket.

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    I really like the natural look of it. Your basket looks very sturdy and useable for many purposes. Thanks for posting, reviewing, and posting a photo.

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    I have never heard of cork fabric. That is awesome.

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    Interesting, never heard of this before.
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    WOW! That's just amazing. Thanks for sharing. Nice workmanship on the basket you made. Keep sharing! Love the idea of the cork.
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    Toll!. This is really neat.

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    I love your cork fabric basket. What a nice job!

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    Your basket is great! Love the cork fabric.
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    Thank you for this inspiration, it is hoch interessant. When I googled sewing with cork in either englisch or german, I found lots of intresting patterns and information.

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    I love your basket. Thanks for sharing as I did not know about this product.
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    Nice cork fabric basket.
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    And something else to show: I sewed two placemats and two little coasters because this cork fabric is very expensive so that every scrap must be used!

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