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    "Crock?" Whassat?

    See details of this item. I don't know what that means.
    http://www.joann.com/legacy-studio-q...prd_11854304a/

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    I think it means the die comes off a bit if you rub it?????
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    Would love to know myself what that means. If you get an answer, please share with me. thanks, Diane

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    It means the colors may transfer to other fabrics and/or bleed if washed. #1 Why would I every use that? #2 Why would I ever use dry clean only fabric in a quilt?

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    That's the very first "dry clean only" quilting cotton I've ever seen. Not gonna happen in my world! And yes, color may rub off.
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    Is this common to all India cotton types? I've had this happen with inexpensive beachwear- you know the sarong styles, fun wrap skirts and wrap pants... or the items that commonly show up at fairs in lovely colored dresses & such...maybe it's not 'quality' quilting fabric after all. I'll pass. Thanks for the info.

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    That might be beautiful in a wall hanging. Some quilts won't ever be washed.

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    I cannot imagine buying fabric for a quilt you can only dry clean! I don't even buy clothes you have to dry clean!

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    A few years ago I was making aprons from what Joann's called "decorator fabrics" and they said dry clean. I washed them and they were fine. I think it protects them.....ya know, sue happy instead of sew happy folks. I haven't looked in awhile but I think the bolts still say dryclean on them.

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    Watch fabrics that crock because they can stain your machine bed also. Ran into that once with indigo fabric.

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    Looks pretty but based on previous comments I'd run away fast!
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    Bleeding is when fabric dye runs in the presence of water.

    Crocking is when fabric dye rubs off on other things when dry.

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    Well now, that's a crock.
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    It means that the color will transfer to other items...like when you are wearing new jeans and the color rubs off on your hands or worse your white fabric dining room chairs. I also had a red rub off on one of my sewing machine. This is why we wash new jeans separately..or maybe with the old ones to pump up the color!

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    makes me glad that I have a large stash the new fabrics are not as pretty and as collectable as they use to be and I wash everything I bring home just to be sure anyway until the pretty fabrics come back I have gotten into the reproductions so far they still seem to be pretty good

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    Pretty pricy for fabric that will run.

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    I have only just found out about this the hard way! Doing a charity quilt the backing was a cheap bright red duvet cover and it crocked! http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?topic=12012.0

    My new 1200 sewing machine now has a pink hue on the bed which won't come off. I must admit I haven't tried anything to harsh as I am worried about damaging the sheen of it, so beware of cheap fabrics, they crock!

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    The term "crocking" means that the dye breaks up in parts of the design in uneven patches, similar to an alligator's (or crocodile's) skin. The dye will rub off on your hands, hence the term.

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    Crock is awfully close to Croak...lol...think I would pass that by...what a great laugh this gave me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    See details of this item. I don't know what that means.
    http://www.joann.com/legacy-studio-q...prd_11854304a/
    Definition: Crocking occurs when excess dye rubs off of one dry fabric onto another dry fabric. Crocking is usually more of a problem with dark and vivid colors.

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    I agree with OCquilter - "crocking" means that the fabric will bleed/spread onto itself or other fabrics in the same washing machine. I don't think I could use a fabric like that in a quilt, just not worth possibly ruining the quilt in the end after all that work.

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    Back in 1975 I was pregnant with my second child. I made all my maternity clothes . One day my mil looked at me and said OMG your skin is yellow!! you need to get to the doctor NOW! . Well good thing I waited a bit and finally figured out that the bright green maternity top I was wearing was rubbing off on my skin turning it yellow. Can you imagine what my doctor would have said? Now at least I know what it was called. LOL

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    Sounds like a crock to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Anne B. View Post
    Sounds like a crock to me...
    ....and how can they sell this as quilting fabric.........or for anything else for that matter....sounds like a very deceptive selling practice to me.....a way to sell and make a profit on even cheaper goods....shame on JoAnn Fabric for even selling this junk!!!!!!!! Now we have to worry not only about bleeding material but also crocking material..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Watch fabrics that crock because they can stain your machine bed also. Ran into that once with indigo fabric.
    The door of my dryer is blue from jeans, at least I think that is what caused it.
    Susan

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