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    Cool I do this at the Goodwill Pound Store near by (everything sells by the pound different prices for different things like clothes $1.25 a lb or such). Great pillow cases, sheets, skirts and etc in fancy colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthie View Post
    You're right the pants are disgusting but the fabric is great. Can't wait to see a quilt with it in it.
    Yes, yes & more yes! No wonder those pants were unworn... LOL! But beautiful fabric! WTG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joobee View Post
    Should look great in a quilt. How do you test for fabric cotton content??
    I take a piece of the fabric and lite it with a match, over the sink, and if it melts it has polyester or nylon in it, if it just burns, it is cotton...at least that is what a quilt teacher told us in a class once upon a time. It is amazing how quickly the poly will melt...scary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66 View Post
    I take a piece of the fabric and lite it with a match, over the sink, and if it melts it has polyester or nylon in it, if it just burns, it is cotton...at least that is what a quilt teacher told us in a class once upon a time. It is amazing how quickly the poly will melt...scary!
    Thank you Char, that makes sense. I never thought of that, but poly would melt!

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    Very quiltworthy! Pantsworthy NOT

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    Nice fabric that will look great in a quilt. Pants - no way. LOL. I watch for clothes when I am thrift store shopping and have found some nice fabrics that way too. I also love to watch for buttons.

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    I agree not good for pants but lovely in a quilt

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    Well, I do have to say, I understand why as pants they ended up at the Salvation Army!! What was someone thinking????? LOL But as stash, there are many great possibilities!! What a score!

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    I also have to say "What were they thinking?" Cool fabric for a quilt, love the colors and pattern.

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    Oh they are aweful as pants but I can see them in a quilt
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    Who would ever buy such an odd looking pair of pants. Guess they had second thought s about them too. :-)

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    Wonderful looking fabric. Isn't it amazing what you can find when you are not really looking? I am going to look at the Goodwill Store clothes a little more closely from now on. Great find.

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    WOW, not my first choice for pants, but I'm sure it will make a beautiful quilt.

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    I have come up with good new quality fabric at Goodwill a couple of times . The problem with me is that I can only go to those places when I go out of town as we don't have one here. Although, at our local thrift store, I have found brand new material and off good quality. Always a pleasure to find .
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    I agree with you...great fabric.

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    great find and great idea

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    And aren't we glad we didn't encounter someone in the street wearing these pants? Would have scared the heck out of me!! Great fabric find, though. Have fun.
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    you said you test tried them for cotton my question is how you test for cotton? oma66
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    Great fabric find. Isn't it amazing how we quilters identify with fabric. We never really see it as it is but as it could be! Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face.
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    Awful looking pants. Good find for you.

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    Definitely with everyone else - ugly pants, great fabric! What a nice save!

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    What a hideous pair of pants. So glad you were able to salvedge them into something much more appealing.
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    Do you always cut up your fabric right away when you buy it? I cut the zipper, seams, and whatever I can't use but let the fabric whole until I get a plan for it.

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    really pretty quilt fabric, but can you imagine actually buying that fabric to make pants?????

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    Too funny...can't wait to see the end results

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