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Old 10-21-2011, 06:53 AM
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I want to start my next project but I don't know anything about what Brands of fabric to buy. What are some of the better Brand names, reasonably priced, about $8.00-10.00 a yard. I should be able to get some pretty nice fabric for that price, right???
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:03 AM
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IMHO you can't get any better than Moda.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:04 AM
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Yes you should! Robert Kaufman, Kona Bay, Moda, ect., those are favorites of mine, but pretty much most LQS will have good fabric at the prices you cited. If it feels good and the weave looks good to you..you should be fine.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:06 AM
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That's just it, I don't know what it's supposed to feel like or what the weave is supposed to be like. I'm Very new to quilting, lol, as you can probably tell, lol.


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Yes you should! Robert Kaufman, Kona Bay, Moda, ect., those are favorites of mine, but pretty much most LQS will have good fabric at the prices you cited. If it feels good and the weave looks good to you..you should be fine.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:07 AM
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there are so many quality fabrics out there..
you should go visit a few on line stores.
or visit your local quilt shop..

thousands of bolts
fabric.com
etc..so many !
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by watterstide
there are so many quality fabrics out there..
you should go visit a few on line stores.
or visit your local quilt shop..

thousands of bolts
fabric.com
etc..so many !
I don't like the online stores, I can't actually see the fabric or touch it. I hardly ever ever ever buy online. But I do have a favorite QS and I'm planning on going to a few more before I choose my fabric. Thanks! ! !
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I love Fairy Frost.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:48 AM
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Patty, when I am looking at fabric I will hold the fabric up to see if I can see my hand through it. If you can, it means the weave is looser and the fabric will shift more and probably fray. Another thing to check is the "feel". Quality fabric should have a smooth feel, not lumpy or knotty. You can take the fabric in your hands and check it for stretch, both on grain and on the bias to see how much flex it has (again you are looking for a tighter weave so not a lot of flex, though bias will always have flex to it). Another thing to look at is the print - rub it with your fingers and see if any dye rubs off. Is the pattern printed straight and is the printing evenly colored throughout? These are some things you can look for when checking fabric for quality. Generally speaking, if you are shopping at LQS you will have only good quality fabrics being offered. But if you go Joanns or Walmart or another big box store, you can check the fabric using these guidelines.

Sorry for the long response. I am really picky about my fabric, so I don't buy from Joanns or WalMart. I would rather buy less, pay more, and get good quality from my LQS. Hope that helps!

I can't buy online either, because I have an elaborate petting ritual I must observe when fabric shopping :lol: But if I have one in hand I like, I will reorder it online if I need to.
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since you don't care to buy on line, i am sure all the fabrics in your LQS are quality.
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