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Date: 11/21/11 8:23 PM

I am looking for Shammi cloth. ( OK, actually it's for my sister) You know...the stuff L.L. Bean makes those wonderful warm heavy flannel shirts out of. I used to be able to find it in Maine when I lived there and now it seems to no longer exist. Does anyone know where I can find this? On line or in a store?? I live in NC (on the boarder of NC and VA...near Chesapeake, VA) and my sister lives in southern Maine. Any help would be appreciated.

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Date: 11/21/11 8:39 PM

The only place I've found it is in the auto supply sections. You can find the real Chamois sold as well as a look-a-alike in the bags. I did have one pattern that required it and that was their suggestion also. Hopefully, someone will have seen some elsewhere.

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Date: 11/22/11 6:43 AM

Thanks JAnnw, but I don't think we are thinking of the same thing. The shammi I talking about is for making men's shirts. I used to get it at Joann's fabrics. It's 60" wide, very thick and warm. It's more like a super thick brushed flannel.

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Date: 11/22/11 9:01 AM

Chamois (it is a French word; the correct spelling may help you in your search) traditionally refers to deerskin, though sheepskin is sometimes substituted. There does not appear to be a lot of garment-weight cotton chamois yardage on the retail market. A google search for "cotton chamois fabric" turned up a few upholstery weight fabrics and this quilting fabric. You might ask the quilting store if they do samples.

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Date: 11/22/11 9:30 AM

If you check the description from L.L. Bean it's described as a Portuguese flannel. You might have better luck searching for that or even Portuguese flannel sheets. With the price of good sheets, they might be expensive though.

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Date: 11/22/11 7:26 PM

Thank you everyone. I realized that I had been spelling it wrong ! No wonder I kept getting the "sham wow" site!!I'll keep looking...maybe that quilt site will yield what I am looking for.

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