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I've discovered there's Gauze Knit fabric!
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Date: 7/28/13 2:19 PM

I happened upon this lovely gauze knit fabric I ordered two yards 'just to see' if it looked and felt like gauze. It does! And it washed wonderful and came out of the dryer perfectly wonderful too! I don't think anyone would know it was a knit! Fabric Fairy also sells this magenta floral gauze knit I prefer the blue as it would make a nice top that would pair great with jeans.

Because I liked the gauze knit so well I did a quick Internet search and found some at Fashion Fabrics Club I bought some of the Wedgewood blue to try.

Anyway, my point is.....if you love gauze but hate to sew it here's another option. You will love this gauze knit!!! I loved it so much I bought two more yards of the blue. I'm hoping it will match the wedgewood and then I can make my GD something girly twirly with it.

I've sewn/serged tons of knits. I feel confident this gauze knit will serge up fine without the hassle (stretching) that regular gauze fabric can give us all.

I am glad I found this fabric. It was new to me and thought it might be new to some of you.

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Date: 7/28/13 2:33 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I've never sewn with gauze because it just didn't do much for me. I may give the knit a try though.

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Date: 7/28/13 2:53 PM

Please let us know how it sews up. I would love to get some of this fabric to make clothes for my dd!

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Date: 7/28/13 3:34 PM

I won't be using this fabric right away as I have so many projects that are in line first. But I was curious how it would serge too.

I cut a wide strip off the end of the fabric. My serger is set for a 4 thread overlock and I just left it on that. I had two layers of 10 inch strips. I serged them on my normal settings and the strips came out stretched to 12 inches. I put my differential feed all the way to 2 (my normal is a 1) and lengthened my stitch length to a 3 (it had been set on on 2 for the first test). The strip came out exactly 10 inches and laid flat beautifully.

Just for hoots, I turned the differential feed down to .7 (my lowest setting) and the stitch length down to 1 and serged a single layer of the fabric. I stretched the gauze knit as I serged. It made such a pretty lettuce edge even though the machine is still set for a 4 thread overlock.

So yes, this knit fabric will stretch but is able to be tweaked and serged fine. I always do test strips before serging any knit so that's not a big deal. Just good to know it will behave!

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Date: 7/28/13 6:43 PM

What cool info!

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Date: 7/28/13 7:00 PM

Thank you for taking the time to post this info. Love it! Do you know what pattern you will be using with this fabric? I'm dying to get ahold of some of this fabric!

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Date: 7/28/13 9:32 PM

I don't know what pattern I would use. I have boughten so many that I want to make for her while she is still little and still loving ruffles and twirly. She will soon be 6. I have a lot of fabric bought for many outfits I have in mind so I didn't need this knit gauze but I had to try it. I've learned that sometimes if you wait too long it will be out of stock. And then a Mom or GM (me) has to take time to sew practical stuff too. My GD starts school this year. One thing she needs for when cooler weather hits is leggings. I will be making her several pairs as RTW don't fit her. She is so tall and skinny. She wears a size 4 or 5 for fit but a size 7 or 8 for length. Her Mom doesn't sew. I do and I love sewing for her. And all my GC need PJ's so I have to get those done too. So much to sew. To bad the world doesn't stop to let us all catch up!

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Date: 8/8/13 2:25 AM

On your recommendation, I bought two yards of this very pretty floral gauze knit. As always, I washed and dried the fabric before storing it, and it was interesting to see that although it is mostly cotton, it did not shrink too much: My two yards became 1.777 yards, and the 48 width decreased to about 46" -47" or so.

Not bad at all, and it does have a lovely, beefy hand after washing and drying--not at all sheer.

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