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Thread: Do you know what type of fabric this is

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    This look like the kind of fabric that My grandmother used in her kitchen curtains. It is a small open weave. You can see through it.
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    gauze

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    Looks like cotton scrim to me! I love the pattern on it!

    Karen xx

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    So cute- I love those old-fashioned prints :D I don't know what it is though....

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    Sure looks like cotton. What are you going to do with it? If you don't want curtains, you could make an apron and thnk of your Grandma everytime you put it on. To test to see if it is cotton snip off a small piece and burn it. If it curls and makes a hard knot it has poly in it. Burned silk smells like burned hair and cotton makes an ash.

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    I agree with Karenmay, I think it's a heavy cotton scrim, I have some old,old homemade curtains almost identical to yours. I still use mine on our french doors.

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    Almost looks like burlap to me.

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    This is Irish Linen.

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    It does have poly in it. Thanks everyone. I have fabric that I don't even know what it is. But I like this one.

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    Looks something like a cheesecloth to me.

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    I don't know what it is but it sure is pretty.

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    I think it's the type they call osnaburg. Look here at some photos (but they don't have the same cute print yours does!):

    http://www.fabrics.net/joan121102.asp

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    It sure is a pretty print!

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    Looks like linen to me with the design printed on, not woven in.
    Lots of fabric calendars were made with this. Too thin to be a feedsack.

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    Hi

    Looks like loose weave linen to me!

    Hugs

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    It looks like the cheapest muslin some of my guild members think is okay to put in blocks for block exchanges. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    It looks like the cheapest muslin some of my guild members think is okay to put in blocks for block exchanges. LOL.
    :roll: :lol: :lol:

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    looks like a linen to me.

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    We are changing out our kitchen windows and I am going to use it for curtains. I can see out it however it is hard to see in during the day. We sit way back from the road day or night you could not see in anyway.

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    I would say it is scrim

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    Don't laugh but didn't we call that type of fabric (back in the 60's) something like hopsacking? The mind is going ladies...lol

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    It looks like a cotton/linen blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beth-at-piecebynumber
    I think it's the type they call osnaburg. Look here at some photos (but they don't have the same cute print yours does!):

    http://www.fabrics.net/joan121102.asp
    thanks for the site

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    Looks like a linen. I bought some table runners made with something like this fabric in Austria a couple of years ago. Not a good quality fabric, but pretty patterns.

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    Isn't linen made from cotton?

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