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Date: 5/27/12 1:19 AM

My MIL asked me to see if I could find out what kind of fabric the below pictured (well linked) is. She and her MIL used to do a joint effort to make receiving blankets and burp cloths out of them. Her MIL would do the sewing and then my MIL would crochet a border around the edges. My MIL is interested in making an agreement with me to do such things since I am the only one in the family that sews (her MIL passed away approx 10 years ago).

Can you help me out? I found something in Joann's that at first glance appears to be the same but the feel of the fabric and the slight upraised pattern weave is slightly different. If its any help she said her MIL used to purchase the fabric at Wal-Mart about 15 year ago...I just need some kind of name for it so I can locate some..

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Date: 5/27/12 7:10 AM

I've seen this sort of texture in both plissé (which has the texture formed by treating with caustic soda) and seersucker (which has the texture woven in -- generally more durable). The width of the crinkles and flat areas can vary a lot for both of these, and fiber content would make a difference in how they feel too.

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Date: 5/27/12 11:45 AM

I've seen cute patterns on seersucker in both 100% cotton & cotton/poly blends. A lot of stripes, plaids, & plain colors too. The quality does vary.

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Date: 5/27/12 12:16 PM

Try searching for cotton birdseye cloth. It's typically used for diapers and receiving blankets. There are apparently lots of different weights of it, and probably the quality varies a lot.

It doesn't look quite the same (it's generally got a sort of diamond pattern), but it might fill the same function.
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Date: 5/27/12 9:23 PM

I'm with Debbie--the birdseye diaper cloth (at least the stuff I bought at JoAnn) is really nice--very soft and durable, with a lovely texture and a surprising sheen. The only issue you might have is that it's quite narrow (22" before washing, IIRC).

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Date: 5/27/12 11:00 PM

Thank you all very much. I will seek out all these and see which my MIL finds most appropriate.

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Date: 5/27/12 11:44 PM

That looks like seersucker to me.
They have it at fabric.com, it looks like the exact same fabric.

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Date: 5/28/12 7:42 AM

My daughter received a blanket just as you described as a baby gift from a neighbor. It was made from plisse'.

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Date: 5/28/12 10:25 PM

I think birdseye as well, medium to heavy weight. Used to have birdseye diapers for my babes :-) Great for burp clothes and snuggles. Gets very soft.

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Date: 5/29/12 2:08 AM

Fantastic! I was able to order fabric swatches of all three and then let my MIL decide which she prefers. I love all the knowledge and help avaliable here.

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