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Thread: Fabric nicer than first impression?

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    Super Member Mitch's mom's Avatar
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    Jan 2011

    Fabric nicer than first impression?

    Have you ever bought a piece of fabric that wasn't exactly the best fabric you have ever felt but the color was a perfect match, think Walmart type fabrics, only to find after you washed all the processing chemicals out of it that it turned out to be pretty nice fabric? I just ran into this with 3+ yards of cotton from the thrift store. It is a burgundy mini print and it was only 1.00 a yard but it was so thin I almost left it there.

    I wash all thrift store fabrics and when I pulled it out of the washer it was no longer 'see through' thin but kind of crisp. I'll check for shrinkage when I get it out of the dryer, but it didn't look much smaller. It was 3.25 yards when it went in the washer.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Those chemical finishes on many fabrics will "get" you every time!

    Jan in VA
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.

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    Super Member mike'sgirl's Avatar
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    Well good for you. I'm glad it turned out well for you.

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