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Fabric - what is it? Will it work for my purpose?
  29 Records, Last updated on 9/29/13 5:15 PM
   External Link Types of Knit Fabrics
A description of the qualities of a variety of knits
   External Link Glossary of Fashion Terms
A fun list of terms from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library
   Chat Archive Designing Your Own Fabric with Stephen Fraser of Spoonflower
We chat with Spoonflower co-founder about the process of designing your own fabric
   Chat Archive The Relationship Between the Cut of the Cloth and the Design of the Garment
Sandra Ericson chats with us about zero waste pattern design among other topics
   External Link Fabric, Thread & Needle Chart 9/5/09
   External Link A Discourse on Shirting
An article on fabric types, qualities, and weaving
   External Link Tips: Sewing With Velveteen 9/1/09
   External Link Word List: Definitions and Descriptions of Fabric and Cloth
Not all of the definitions are complete, but it might have that obscure term you want definted!
   External Link Tips on Fabric and other - How much fabric to buy, how to handle off-grain denim, and other tips
at Trudy Jansen Design website
   External Link Sewing Guide for many fabrics
by Shannon Gifford, hosted by Emma One Sock website
   Message Board What is Charmeuse and China Silk?
A helpful discussion on their characteristics, plus a few extra tips
   Message Board Is this a quality fabric?
Some tips on how to tell.
   Newsletter Article Fabric: A Crucial Element of Successful Garments
Some discussion on stashes in addition to fabric basics
   Message Board Quality of knit fabrics
Some tips on how to tell, BEFORE you use it, if a knit is good quality
   Message Board Fabric recommendation for making napkins 2/25/06
   Review Pressing corduroy
A tip by Eli
   Message Board Slinky Fabric
Different types and sewing techniques
   Message Board What type of fabric is suited to make T-Shirts? 2/15/04
   Message Board Will a fabric Pill?
Message board resource
   Review Fabric Conversion chart
A Tip by Lou
   Review Using whiteout to mark PolarFleece
Marking on Polar Fleece A Tip by Dee
   Newsletter Article Malden Mills - Power Dry
An article by Karen Bowers
   Newsletter Article Fabric and Flammability
A research by Rhonda Noah
   Newsletter Article Fabric of the fortnight - Cotton/LYCRA
Sewing tips and techniques for sewing with this fabric - Deepika
   Newsletter Article Sewing with Denim
An article by Rennie Ashby
   Chat Archive Sewing with Cotton/LYCRA
Expert Chat - Christine Jonson
   Chat Archive Fleece - Fabric & Techniques
Expert Chat with Malden Mills, Rosemary Kozdra & Katherine Klinger
   External Link Selecting Outerwear Fabrics 2/8/04
   Message Board Hi twist
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