Member since 12/22/12
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?!
Member since 5/2/09
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.
Member since 10/26/08
In reply to MacMorrighan
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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