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Another newbie question- about thread count

Old 01-20-2011, 07:55 AM
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How high does a thread count need to be for making a good quilt? Can it be too high? I am wanting to do some dyeing and use that fabric in quilt making.
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...ic_cotton.html
This fabric is 60 count (threads per inch). Is that fine enough?
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...ic_cotton.html
This one is 133 X 72 thread count. Is that enough better to be worth the extra 2 bucks a yard? It is still only about $6/yd. for the wider fabric.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:06 AM
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I didn't take time to look at the ones you're looking at but they sell a PFD fabric that is very nice (prepared for dyeing) I use it often, it's also good for printing on (still has to be treated with . well I had a brain freeze, the chemical used to set the print..OH Bubble Jet Set)
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:21 AM
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Quilt shop quality fabric have a minimum thread count of 60 vertical threads by 60 horizontal threads per inch of fabric. Often the thread count is much higher. Higher thread counts mean a tighter weave, and that makes the fabric feel silkier, wear longer, and show a sharper image when printed. Inexpensive fabrics with lower thread counts feel coarser, donít print as well, and wear out faster than higher-quality fabrics.

Read more at Suite101: Quilt Fabric Shopper's Guide to Fabric Quality: Are Premium Quilting Fabrics Really Worth the Extra Cost? http://www.suite101.com/content/prem...#ixzz1BaqLfrBf
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