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Date: 11/6/13 8:10 AM

Has anyone tried these knits? Curious to know how they hold up and the quality of the fabric. I'm thinking about trying some.

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Date: 11/6/13 11:06 AM

Here is a thread about bare knits from a couple of months ago.

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Date: 11/6/13 11:33 AM

I was wondering that too. I can't seem to find info on the 100% cotton one though. That other thread talks about the cotton/poly blend.

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Date: 11/6/13 11:47 AM

Thanks. I tried to do a search but couldn't find any threads.

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Date: 11/7/13 5:20 AM

Hi Lorri,
I bought some of the all cotton and made a top. It is a nice fabric, heavier than most cotton knits I've used--what you might call "beefy". I only recently finished the top, so it hasn't been washed. I did wash the fabric before sewing it, and didn't find appreciable shrinkage. They advertise it as great to cut and great to sew, but I can't say I found it to be any different from other cotton knits I've used in that regard.

One odd thing about it though, is that it comes in a tube--I mean it is circular. It has no selvage ends. I had to follow a path through the knit to figure out where to cut it open. That was a bit tedious, and I was glad I only had 1.5 yds of it. LOL

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Date: 11/7/13 6:54 AM

Thanks Rose.

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Date: 11/7/13 7:59 AM

I've sewn on the cotton version, and as mentioned in another post, it sews like other cotton interlock knits and is a little beefier, as is the price. The nice thing to know is that these knits are made in Canada by Siltex Mills, and not across an ocean.
I made infant sleep sacks from the cotton, so I have not personally worn anything made from this knit. It really does feel nice.

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Date: 11/7/13 8:53 AM

It doesn't shrink as much as the average knit. Also, the side seams stay straight, wash after wash. They don't end up spiraling around the body. Length is a big issue in my house. I add 6" to DH's t-shirts! I've been getting it from Nancy's Notions. I am almost willing to say I will never buy any other knit again. I think it's worth the $$, but we tend to wear our clothes until they get holes.

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