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Thread: White fabrics

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    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
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    Is there a white fabric out there to buy that isn't see thru? I just hate seeing the seams from the back side, even after quilting. Is there a fix for this? Or is it just something that I have to live with?

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    Michael Miller's Frost fabrics are fabulous! The white is heavy and you can't see through it!

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    Kona cottons are heavier also. Some people love them, some hate them...not sure why.

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    If you put white batting underneath it is harder to see the seams. I just finished a donation quilt that had white and it didn't show unless you looked for it.:)

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    I hate the seams showing thru as well... If I have a situation that the seam will show thru , zi reall yowrk hard so that I can press the seams toward the other fabric.

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    White batting works great to hide the seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbound
    Kona cottons are heavier also. Some people love them, some hate them...not sure why.
    This is what I was going to suggest as well. Not sure why anyone would hate them except maybe the price??? After they are washed they are no less soft/pliable than any other quilting fabrics - IMO.

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    I almost always use white on white fabrics if I am worrying about other fabrics showing. The extra little pattern seems to help hide the seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    I almost always use white on white fabrics if I am worrying about other fabrics showing. The extra little pattern seems to help hide the seams.
    I have the same problem with white-on-white fabrics being terribly thin. (How strong can the fabric be when it's so thin?)

    Can anyone suggest a good white-on-white?

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    I bought some Kona at JoAnn's that wasn't too bad. but most white fabrics aren't worth buying.

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    I am currently making a quilt with white on white bought at my LQS. It's a moda line, very soft and doesn't show through. {Have used this on a previous quilt and it came out great.} About $8.99 a yard tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbound
    Kona cottons are heavier also. Some people love them, some hate them...not sure why.
    This is what I was going to suggest as well. Not sure why anyone would hate them except maybe the price??? After they are washed they are no less soft/pliable than any other quilting fabrics - IMO.
    Kona cotton is pretty inexpensive. I have seen it for 4.99-6.99/yard and that isn't even on sale. I really hate to use cheap thin white fabrics for the very reason that the seams show. I think sometimes quilters have a hard time paying a little more for better quality plain white fabric because it is just that: plain white fabric.

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    when you find one, shout it from the rooftops!
    i'll be waitin'...

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    Konas fray but they are thicker and dont show seams.

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    I use broadcloth often and don't have any trouble with see-through problems. Be sure to shrink it first either by machine wash and dry or spray with water and iron. You can see it shrink. Bed sheets are good too. Most good cottons are a little more expensive but do the trick.
    With the cotton fields in trouble in Texas and the drought they are having, cotton prices are going to go up some more. So stock up on a good buy when you see one.

    Carol J.

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    Worst case scenario--I've doubled up on a block sometimes. Usually, I just make sure that I can press the seams toward the other coloured fabric.

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