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Date: 11/8/13 0:35 AM

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about the company that produces Ponte Roma knit fabrics? I felt some (bottom weight) at Hancock Fabrics and it would have been PERFECT for a sewing project save for to factors: 1.) the cost (it's horribly expensive and I need 10 yards of it!), and 2.) the color wasn't dark enough. It was more of a charcoal block, rather than a true BLACK black. So, I'd like to see if the producers of this company produce anything darker that I could get one of my local fabric stores to stock for me. Moreover, does anyone know of any fabric brands/ types that feel JUST as brilliantly luxurious as a Ponte Roma knit, if you know what that feels like?!

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Date: 11/8/13 5:22 PM

High quality ponte is not cheap. You can get cheaper ponte at Mood Fabrics but it has quite a bit of or all poly.

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Date: 11/9/13 10:40 AM

I don't have experience with that Ponte Roma but I have gotten fabulous ponte fabric at EOS. I usually get the wool/wool blend ponte which feels and looks amazing. I got some true black which was an Eileen Fisher fabric.

I think you will find the better the quality the more expensive. I don't know what your project is but it should somewhat determine what quality you need (fine garment quality, home dec use).

Well, that wasn't much help at all, was it?! Good luck with your project.

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Date: 11/9/13 12:09 PM

I would suggest requesting swatches from some of the online fabric stores. They're not expensive and sometimes free. Good luck.

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Date: 11/9/13 4:31 PM

Instead of a poly doubleknit/ponte, usually I look for a rayon, however the fabric usually has a small amount of nylon as well. Recently I purchased a great piece at Hart's Fabric.

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Date: 11/9/13 7:42 PM

Things (particular yardage on bolts) often have no set (all the time kind of price per yard) prices at Joann's or Hancocks fabrics fabric stores, in the stores there, any more at all, just since they are both on such frequent rotational revolving sales now. Probably just even with each other maybe. Even Hancocks has had a 50% of coupon for weeks of Oct. 30 to Nov. 20th going on right now even. That is one cut of fabric, no matter if it's 1/8 of a yard long or you buy the whole bolt or even 10 yards of it.

That is in their mailer that I signed up for and get in the mail. So that means if you had only been on their mailing list, whatever price you even saw on the bolt of that Ponte Roma fabric in there, if you had that coupon in your hand at the time, the amount for even the whole 10 yards cut of it, would probably have cost you, 50% less than you were even thinking about it, at the time maybe.

If you don't know about that kind of thing, maybe time to check on that kind of stuff.

As I think you are then paying more in there, than maybe a lot of other people, even for the same things and even at the same time sometimes. I think the problem though, might be sometimes even finding a bolt of fabric that still has a whole 10 yards on it, if you really need that for your project, just since I think a lot of bolts, might only hold more like 15 yards instead, even when no one has bought any fabric off them, and they have not cut any pieces, off them for anyone yet.

I don't always use a coupon when I buy some fabric any place or always buy it on sale, just since if I see something I really want, and if I wait for that kind of thing to happen, particular if it's something kind of unusual, it might be gone later. But, if I need a whole 10 yards of something, then the total price difference is so much different, at that point, to only pay half the money instead, then if there is some kind of coupon that will get me that, then I do use it.



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Date: 11/9/13 9:28 PM

For more information on this topic, do a search on the boards for "ponte roma vs double knit".

I'm still searching for the perfect, non-pilling double knit. I have a pair of black Sophia double knit (Ponte Roma) that I just made. I've washed them on delicate and line dried them during the first laundering. I'm waiting to see if this method will prevent any pilling.

Sophia is manufactured by Logantex. Right now, Vogue Fabrics carries them in several colors. The fiber content is 67% Polyester/40% Rayon/3% Spandex.

ETA: My black Sophia pants have pilled after five washings. I washed them inside out, on delicate, and dried on delicate for just 10 minutes.

The next pair I make, I plan to machine wash on delicate and line dry only to see if I have better luck. I LOVE how this fabric feels as well as the look and drape. If only I could prevent the pilling!
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Date: 11/16/13 12:39 PM

Check out Emmaonesock - she has some nice ponte, more rayon than poly. As Nancy mentioned above, it is a bit pricey, but . . . . I am willing to pay for better fabric as I tend to wear my clothes until they die
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