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Date: 8/4/12 11:04 PM

I love to sew with knits but am having a hard time finding the good quality stuff that isn't paper thin. Is there a source out there that has some nice mid weight knits....cotton knits and sweater knits, maybe even with a little Lycra for some good recovery...that will hold up? I tried the eBay source but it's pretty sheer. Forget Joann's and Hancock....they just frustrate me to no end!

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Date: 8/4/12 11:07 PM

Emma One Sock!

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Date: 8/4/12 11:35 PM

I've seen some great knits on Marcy Tilton's site that others have discussed here. I've also heard people discussing Gorgeous Fabrics here.

I've ordered some great knits from Apple Annie's fabric. I also ask her to send matching thread which is a great help.

Apple Annie Fabrics

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Date: 8/5/12 0:02 AM

I found good knits on fabric.com and Fabric mart, I just make sure that it says light to medium weight or med.

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Date: 8/5/12 0:05 AM

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I found good knits on fabric.com and Fabric mart, I just make sure that it says light to medium weight or med.

I agree. I agree with the others too, but honestly fabric.com and fabricmart fit my budget a whole lot better unless it is for something special.

fabric.com a time or two a year gets in cotton lycra and I load up on it in a rainbow of colors. I love their cotton lycra.

TheFabricfairy.com also has very very nice cotton lycras. They cater more to kids prints, but not exclusively. Their solid cotton lycras though are great.

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Date: 8/5/12 0:11 AM

Slinky knits are my fave because of the weight. Good luck in finding them however, since I buy them out *evil laugh*

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Date: 8/5/12 1:58 AM

Emma One Sock; some of The Best knits around. My personal favorite.

Gorgeous Fabrics.

Christine Jonson.

Marcy Tilton.

Sawyer Brook.

The Top 5 Hall Of Knit Fabrics Fame.

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Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 8/5/12 7:19 AM

Charlee Girl has prices that fit my budget (I'm retired!) and a great selection. Might check there!

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Date: 8/5/12 8:01 AM

I agree but would have to add Appleannie to make it the top 6 Hall of Knit Fabrics Fame.

Spandex House also has a very good quality cotton lycra knit..a weightier cotton lycra...very reasonable prices...a more limited color selection. These are of a more substantial weight not a light featherweight. They send swatches very quickly without charge...at least last time I ordered there was no charge.

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Date: 8/5/12 9:26 AM

Thank you all for your suggestions. Looks like I'll be shopping today.
Lynnrow: I saw your 8/3 post last night re: stylearc top in the baby lock shop and I realized that the knits I'm working with just don't measure up! Now I MUST have that pattern but need some good quality knit for it. Thanks again everyone.

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