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Thread: fabric or material?

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    I work for an auction company and when we write up an ad the other girls in the office don't sew AT ALL so they say material and I proof read and change it to fabric. My husband is a carpenter and he uses materials. So funny

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    Or maybe we could just call it CLOTH.

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    I'd rather be know as a "Fabric Girl" than a "Material Girl" :lol:

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    you say poTAYto, I say poTAHto - same difference

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    my mother always refered to fabric/material as cloth

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    My mother always called it "yard goods", not fabric or material.

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    times change, when I started piecing, it was called material,now the correct term seems to be fabric so I changed with the times, just because I am 78 doesnt mean I cant change or learn.lol

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    My mother always called it "yard goods, not fabric or material.

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    I like Kathy's reply.

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    quilters don't have time for LONG words! -FABRIC is shorter! LOL!!

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    Lol, I've said all three, fabric, material, and cloth. Its kinda like pop, soda, cola, and coke.

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    When I was young everyone bo't material. Not that I am old we buy fabric.

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    Growing up, my mom and I called it material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewing Joe
    My mom calls it "goods". I always have to stop for a second and try to figure out what she means.
    that is great! may have to switch over!!!

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    I don't want to be a "material girl," so i use fabric.

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    I don't want to be a "material girl," so i use fabric.

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    YEY!!!!! correct! It has always been an issue with me. It used to drive me crazy, and I only an English major. 'Dry Goods' also fit into this subject. However, ladies remember the Dictonary continues to grow daily.

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    LOL The things we can talk about on here. lol I love it.

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    It is an age thing. I never heard it called fabric before I was an adult. Probably regional too.

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    I wonder if it started the same way, on one coast you may call it pop, on the other coast soda, and in a lot of places they just call it pepsi, or what ever it is you want.
    Potatoe - Potato
    Tomatoe - Tomato
    Roof - Ruf
    Aunt - Ant
    All the same to me.

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    Funny - I remember going to the material store back in the day. Now, fabric store.

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    Fabric because it is FAB.

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    I USED to call it material - now call it fabric. I don't know why!

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    It's our age, I guess. It all was material when I was a young whippersnapper. Fabric does sound more elegant. The 30s fabric does look like material.

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    Same reason the words buy and bought are becoming obsolete in favor of purchase and purchased and why my friends from north of the Mason Dixon line insist that a grocery sack is most certainly not a sack, but a bag.

    Note that I did not give a reason...just said it was the same reason, whatever it is.

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