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Phyllis Strickland
 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored

Thanks for any feedback.

Phyllis Strickland
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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Cathy Hansen

Hi, Phyllis!  The fabric SU had was a loose weave — not like the smooth quilting fabric that’s a much tighter weave.  So you would probably need a few layers for it to do any good.

Re washing ... I ALWAYS prewash my cotton fabrics before making anything with them.  Mostly because I don’t want anything to shrink after I’ve made it.  I actually never tried the SU fabric — but maybe it would shrink up a little and tighten the weave?

Just my random thoughts.

Cathy Hansen 

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 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored

Thanks for any feedback.

Phyllis Strickland

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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Maria Pobre

My thoughts are the same as Cathy’s with the main one being the fabric is not a tight enough weave, even after pre-washing in hot water and drying in the dryer.

P.S. I still have some of those fabrics, too!

Happy Stampin’~

Maria Pobre
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Hi, Phyllis!  The fabric SU had was a loose weave — not like the smooth quilting fabric that’s a much tighter weave.  So you would probably need a few layers for it to do any good.

Re washing ... I ALWAYS prewash my cotton fabrics before making anything with them.  Mostly because I don’t want anything to shrink after I’ve made it.  I actually never tried the SU fabric — but maybe it would shrink up a little and tighten the weave?

Just my random thoughts.

Cathy Hansen 

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 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored

Thanks for any feedback.

Phyllis Strickland

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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Catherine Harwood
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I’ve made many things from it that have held up fine. Zippered bags that get used all the time and washed. I've found it to be a high quality fabric — as tightly woven as other fabric quilt quarters that I bought elsewhere. Most masks are made in a way that they are more than one layer (at least one I got from a friend).

Hope that helps in addition to other feedback you receive.

Catherine Harwood
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 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored

Thanks for any feedback.

Phyllis Strickland

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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Barbara Rathmell
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Phyllis,
I’m using my SU fabric to make masks as we speak.  It is fine for masks as it’s 100% cotton.  I washed it all before I started sewing and it held up fine and no fading.  I’m sure after many washings it will fade but let’s hope we don’t have to do this many more weeks.

The homemade masks don’t have to be fashionable just functional is the way I look at it.  I hope this helps.

Stay home and stay safe.

Barbara Rathmell

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 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored

Thanks for any feedback.

Phyllis Strickland

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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Barbara Rathmell
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Forgot to mention that I am adding a layer of non-woven interfacing in between the cotton layers, as recommended by many of the patterns I saw. 

I have one mask that was washed before sewing and washed twice since then after wearing.  It’s softer now but with the interfacing, seems just as sturdy.

Barbara Rathmell

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I’ve made many things from it that have held up fine. Zippered bags that get used all the time and washed. I've found it to be a high quality fabric — as tightly woven as other fabric quilt quarters that I bought elsewhere. Most masks are made in a way that they are more than one layer (at least one I got from a friend).

Hope that helps in addition to other feedback you receive.

Catherine Harwood
charwood@earthlink.net



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 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored

Thanks for any feedback.

Phyllis Strickland

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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Phyllis Strickland
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Thanks. This is good information.  I only ever did fashion sewing so did not know that difference in the fabric.  Very helpful information!
Phyllis

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Hi, Phyllis!  The fabric SU had was a loose weave — not like the smooth quilting fabric that’s a much tighter weave.  So you would probably need a few layers for it to do any good.

Re washing ... I ALWAYS prewash my cotton fabrics before making anything with them.  Mostly because I don’t want anything to shrink after I’ve made it.  I actually never tried the SU fabric — but maybe it would shrink up a little and tighten the weave?

Just my random thoughts.
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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Phyllis Strickland
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Ok then, that fits in with my thought that it is a crafting fabric... and not really suitable for thIs :-(. 

I do have medium weight non-fusible Pellon to use in the middle layer - do you think that would make up for the loose weave?

Phyllis Strickland

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My thoughts are the same as Cathy’s with the main one being the fabric is not a tight enough weave, even after pre-washing in hot water and drying in the dryer.

P.S. I still have some of those fabrics, too!

Happy Stampin’~

Maria Pobre
Guam, USA

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Hi, Phyllis!  The fabric SU had was a loose weave — not like the smooth quilting fabric that’s a much tighter weave.  So you would probably need a few layers for it to do any good.

Re washing ... I ALWAYS prewash my cotton fabrics before making anything with them.  Mostly because I don’t want anything to shrink after I’ve made it.  I actually never tried the SU fabric — but maybe it would shrink up a little and tighten the weave?

Just my random thoughts.

Cathy Hansen 

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 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored

Thanks for any feedback.

Phyllis Strickland

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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Phyllis Strickland
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Thanks for this - I plan to use Pellon too.   I am so thankful I did not donate it when I was downsizing to move this past November.  I actually had it in the donate box but pulled it out after last minute.  Partly because it is several yards so I thought I’d rather find somebody who could use it   Who knew it was going to be me1

Phyllis Strickland

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Forgot to mention that I am adding a layer of non-woven interfacing in between the cotton layers, as recommended by many of the patterns I saw. 

I have one mask that was washed before sewing and washed twice since then after wearing.  It’s softer now but with the interfacing, seems just as sturdy.

Barbara Rathmell

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I’ve made many things from it that have held up fine. Zippered bags that get used all the time and washed. I've found it to be a high quality fabric — as tightly woven as other fabric quilt quarters that I bought elsewhere. Most masks are made in a way that they are more than one layer (at least one I got from a friend).

Hope that helps in addition to other feedback you receive.

Catherine Harwood
charwood@earthlink.net



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 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored

Thanks for any feedback.

Phyllis Strickland

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Re: SU!: Retired SU FABRIC

Sue Erickson
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I have made some masks from this material. Prewashing it in hot water will help tighten the weave. I also have used non-woven interfacing for a layer and have a tighter cotton weave for the ining. 

Sue Erickson

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Hi, Phyllis!  The fabric SU had was a loose weave — not like the smooth quilting fabric that’s a much tighter weave.  So you would probably need a few layers for it to do any good.

Re washing ... I ALWAYS prewash my cotton fabrics before making anything with them.  Mostly because I don’t want anything to shrink after I’ve made it.  I actually never tried the SU fabric — but maybe it would shrink up a little and tighten the weave?

Just my random thoughts.

Cathy Hansen 

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 Remember that fabric that retired around 2011? Yes I have a box of it that intended to use but never got around to it.   now I have a requests from family and friends to make face masks because Pennsylvania just announced that they want us to wear a face mask in most situations. I have some fabric but not enough 

It does not seem like it would be colorfast or hold up well to repeated washing. all the ideas I saved for it are crafty not wearables so that also makes me think it’s a craft fabric. I hope someone remembers if they made washable items with it back then and can tell me how it held up 

Otherwise I’ll just wash some of it with a load of wash and hope my wash doesn’t come out  multicolored 

Thanks for any feedback. 

Phyllis Strickland 

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