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Have you noticed a quality difference between older and newer fabricx?

Old 04-10-2017, 01:07 PM
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WOW -- I just spent most of the morning going through 4 boxes of fabric that I bought pre 2005 and oh is there a difference between most of that and my later fabrics (most are LQS). The feel of most of the fabrics is wonderful -- not stiff and not coarse and they seem to be thicker.

Is this just my imagination or have you noticed it too?
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:50 PM
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Don't exactly understand your post. Are you saying the newer or older fabrics nicer?
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:55 PM
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Sorry -- my older fabrics seem to be better quality than the newer fabrics.
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I do recall reading somewhere that the thread count of cotton has been reduced...and I know that the width, from sshelved ge to self edge has been changed, so you are probably correct in your observation....
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well we are importing from so many other Countries these days and "we" get what "they" pay for.
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Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
Sorry -- my older fabrics seem to be better quality than the newer fabrics.
Seems to be that way with a lot of things these days. And they cost more.
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:39 PM
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I have also noticed the same thing. It also applies to dress making fabrics, flannelette and stretch fabrics.
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Old 04-10-2017, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
Sorry -- my older fabrics seem to be better quality than the newer fabrics.
My experience seems to be quite different from yours and apparently some others answering here. My older fabric looks and feels much more flimsy than the fabric I have been buying in the last 10 years ..... but then again I have been quilting for over 30 years now.
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I have also noticed the same thing. Keep the old.
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My older fabrics are at least twice as thick as the newer fabrics.
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