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Old 02-08-2009, 08:45 AM
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What is the difference between broadcloth and 100% cotton. I know broadcloth has a little poly in it but does it react differently? Are we not supposed to use it with our cotton? I just wondered because I've seen it and there are some really beautiful solids in broadcloth where I shop and I wondered if it was the same as using cotton or if I had to be careful?

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Old 02-08-2009, 08:49 AM
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There are never any stupid questions. I wouldn't use broadcloth in making my quilts because of the poly in it. They don't shrink the same and broadcloth has a tendency to pill. I wouldn't want to put all that effort into a quilt to have it not look so nice down the road.

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:31 AM
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There are no stupid questions!!! Just ones we do not know the answers to yet.

I agree with Debbie. I would not use broadcloth in a quilt. On the very first ever quilt that I made (way back in 1982) I used a fabric for the backing that had a little polyester in it and it was a disaster! I would never recommend using any fabric with polyester in a quilt-it pills horribly and it does not work well with your 100% cottons.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:07 AM
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Some of the new metallic print fabric is not 100% cotton....There is broadcloth that is 97% cotton. Broadcloth was orginally wool. I think you have to check fabric content on the end of the bolt. If you are making a kids floor-Tv throw a bit of poly will hold up better and the colors will last longer. :D
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:24 AM
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I would also use poly thread - if you use cotton, the two are diffrent strengths os would possibly tear.

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Old 02-08-2009, 02:06 PM
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I have never used broadcloth because I was afraid it would wear different than my cottons.
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