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White on white fabric, most of the on white is plastic stuff

Old 03-01-2018, 06:08 AM
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I learned this yesterday from a fabric manufacturer worker. Most white on white fabric has the pattern of the added white 'glued on', it's not in the fabric. This will cause all manner of problems when trying quilt through it. Check the white pattern to see if it is part of the fabric or laying on top of it. Most of all I checked at Joanns and two quilt shops had the pattern applied to the fabric. The white on white fabric that was all fabric was much more expensive.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:14 AM
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...and with each washing more of it is washed out until you just have white fabric......try it......
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I've had a few pieces in a layer cake and didn't use them because I didn't like the feel of them.
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I don't care for the look or feel of it, so don't buy/use it.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:44 AM
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...and with each washing more of it is washed out until you just have white fabric......try it......
Yes..that's true. It will wash off. Also, I had such a quilt folded in a box for a few months and when I took it out, the 'added' white was gone in the creased areas.
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Now I'm even more glad I didn't use those squares!
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The only fabric my APS Lenni ever balked at quilting was a heavily painted tone on tone white. It “thunked” through every stitch and broke the thread seven times before the quilt was done even with a smaller needle. It was worse than quilting any Batik! I don’t plan on using any more of it.
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Very interesting. Who knew? I learn so much from this board.
Just finished the Churn Dash Swap and we used some white on white.
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I used to buy white on white all the time. tiny dots, nothing big. never gave me much trouble. now I try to stay away from it.
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I noticed that last night when I was ironing a fat quarter. It stuck
to my iron. I was not pleased.
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