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Thread: a table runner made with bamboo fabrics

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    a table runner made with bamboo fabrics

    I found this lovely bamboo fabric & wanted to give it a try---but didn't want to make a whole quilt with it- so made a table runner- it is very nice fabric to work with- very soft- and washed up nicely-
    i may use some in a quilt now. front & back

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    Help?? What does it mean Bamboo fabric?? Is that the manufacturer?

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    Is each piece bamboo fabric? I've been wanting to try to quilt with some but it is sooo expensive.
    Looks super! I love the butterfly fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    Help?? What does it mean Bamboo fabric?? Is that the manufacturer?
    it means the fabric is not cotton or poly---it's bamboo---
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    yes- the pieces are all bamboo- the backing is not- and yes it was expensive- that's why i only made a table runner- didn't want to spend enough to make a whole quilt- not knowing how it would hold up- and be to work with- it is a very lovely fabric to use- and washes up nicely- so far --
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    Is each piece bamboo fabric? I've been wanting to try to quilt with some but it is sooo expensive.
    Looks super! I love the butterfly fabric.
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    Very pretty. Nice combination of fabrics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    Is each piece bamboo fabric? I've been wanting to try to quilt with some but it is sooo expensive.
    Looks super! I love the butterfly fabric.
    Me too!!!!!!!

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    Beautiful fabric and table runner.

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    I haven't seen the bamboo fabric but I love the bamboo batting. Equally as soft and easy to needle through when hand quilting. Too bad the prices are so high since bamboo is an easily renewable plant source.
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    I love the bamboo fabric, it is so soft!

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    I wonder why it is so expensive? Is the process for turning bamboo into fabric more labor or cost intensive than that of turning cotton into fabric? I would think that since bamboo is so sustainable (I read somewhere recently that comparing yield from an oak tree and a stand of bamboo, it would take just a ridiculous number of years - 30 maybe - for a tree to grow big enough to yield what a bamboo stand can yield in just 90 days of growth) bamboo products would be less expensive - not more. But any bamboo product I've seen - from fabric, yarn, and batting to furniture and flooring is way, way more expensive than non-bamboo products. I can't help but wonder if we are once again being bamboozeled by manurfacturers?
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    For those wondering about the cost of bamboo fabrics, and the comparison of sustainability and eco-friendliness of bamboo vs. other fibers. In short, bamboo is more sustainable because it uses less water, but if the bamboo is processed chemically as opposed to mechanically, it is less environmentally friendly (unless it's done in a closed-loop manner).

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    one of the reasons for the extra expense is the (import) factor---- it is still not manufactured here- so the products being manufactured from bamboo is manufactured in other parts of the world- we have to pay for that= once some manufacturers here in the U.S. get on board the prices will come down.
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    I think it's a novelty factor, plus the extra processing it takes. It can't be an import issue since most of our fabric comes from overseas anyways. It's used a ton in cloth diaper making... I can say it is definitely durable and holds color well.

    Beautiful work!

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    Very nive table runner. I haven't seen the bamboo fabric for patchwork but in clothes it's beautiful

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