Member since 4/22/13
Date: 4/22/13 3:20 PM
I have a beautiful "little girl" monogram on cotton-linen fabric and I have found a precious complimentary fabric in the Joann "Tutti Frutti" collection to use for a ruffle and the back of the pillow. Problem is, the complimentary fabric is poly-cotton. Is it OK to sew cotton to poly-cotton? HELP!!!
Member since 8/24/02
Date: 4/22/13 3:27 PM
It will be fine, not to worry.
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.
Member since 12/10/05
Date: 4/23/13 6:38 PM
Why do you think it would matter?
If they had completely different care requirements you might not want them in the same piece, ie if one was "dry-clean only" and one was "do not dry-clean". But apart from that I can see any situations where sewing together fabrics of two different fibre compositions would cause a problem.
Member since 5/28/11
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Date: 4/23/13 6:44 PM
You probably should wash and dry both fabrics before sewing because the cotton will probably shrink differently than the poly-cotton. I have often mixed fabrics with no problem.