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Old 04-09-2012, 10:00 AM
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I need some white tone on tone fabric that you can't see your hand through. Can anyone tell me what I should get. I went to JoAnn's Saturday and every bolt of their tone on tone white was sooo thin. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:04 AM
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Even the quilt shop quality fabric I purchased 10 yrs. ago before the quality whet down is fairly see through as you can see the 1/4" seems. I don't think you can get quilt cotton to not have some see through with a tone on tone. The quilt in my Avatar has s white background.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:50 AM
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A light fabric that you can't see through somewhat will be tightly woven and not really suitable for quilting. Light color fabric lets light through.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:12 AM
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Can you just take that fabric at Joanns and put interfacing behind it?? just a thought.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:18 AM
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I have some WOW and WO Cream/beigh that is a heavier weave and while not completely see-through - is not so thin that you can see your hand. Alas ... no selvege!! I have NO idea what kind it is, only that I picked up the WOW at my LQS, and the WO Cream I purchased at a "warehouse sale" while attending Paducah last year.

Wish I had a selvege so I could tell you what it was!

But fear not ... there is some out there!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:19 AM
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I've been happy with Moda and Timeless Treasures white on white.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:20 AM
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Joy Where do you want to go?? We can go tomorrow if you want. How about Nancy's she has moved and her new shop is nice. Nancy
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:42 PM
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I think I remember my quilt teacher (many many years ago) told us that pressing the seams open helps with the shadowing--not completely but helps--not so many layers. She said that's why we always press towards the "dark".
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:01 PM
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When you find a good quality WOW, buy that one. For about the last year, the quality of WOW my beloved drygoods store has gotten (they sell flat folds) has been poor, so when I went in and found really good WOW a week or so ago, I bought it...all of it. I've been using Moda muslin or avoiding patterns that called for WOW. Now I have 8 yds of excellent stash. Yes, as I recall, it is Timeless Treasures.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:02 AM
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I had some where the white printed on top was in big heavy flowers, and it helped to thicken the fabric. Sadly, I've never found anything else so nice. I struggle to find thick enough white, too, although for solid white I like Kona cotton.
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