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Date: 1/6/12 1:32 PM

I bought one yard of cotton interlock yesterday at JoAnnes. The price was half off, so I was pretty happy about that.

I watched carefully as they measured and cut. It was an accurate and full 36 inches.

I washed it on cool, dried on low and checked the yardage. It was only 29 inches after washing!

Is losing 7 inches acceptable? I think that is an awful lot of shrinkage. I expect some because it is cotton, after all, but to lose 16% of the length of the yardage I need and paid for seems excessive. I am tempted to take it back, but my granddaughter was so taken with the print of this material.

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Date: 1/6/12 3:23 PM

I think most people expect some shrinkage on cotton fabrics. Just how much may depend on the type/quality of fabric. I'd wash it again to be sure it's done shrinking before using.

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Date: 1/6/12 7:06 PM

Are you asking if the fabric is faulty? Cotton interlock shrinks. The cotton interlock from Joann's shrinks a lot, but the cotton interlock I purchased from Hancock's shrank more than the cotton interlock I purchased from Joann's.

As was previously suggested, make sure all your shrinkage is done before sewing with your fabric, then make your granddaughter something adorable. :)






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