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Date: 5/15/07 5:15 PM

Does anyone know where I can find some madras patchwork plaid like this but doesn't cost $20 a yard? I've also read that the quality isn't so great so I'd really rather buy from elsewhere. I reaaaallly want to make this j crew dress from this vogue pattern. Thanks!

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Date: 5/15/07 5:25 PM

That is the cutest dress! I have never seen patchwork madras before, so that is new to me.

There is one madras at manhattanfabrics.com right now.

I have no idea where to find actual patchwork madras but you might piece a bunch of plaids together.

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Date: 5/16/07 4:16 PM

Yes! And can I first just recommend that you don't buy that $20 per yard fabric. I did and it was a nightmare. They didn't bag the fabric, just put it in a paper envelope. Must have rained on its way to my home, the fabric was wet and the invoice was sticking to it and was partially disintegrated. They did exchange it for me (and ziplocked the second shipment). Then I washed the fabric and hung it to dry. The seams in between the patches are completely falling apart and I haven't even washed my new garment yet.

Here is an alternative source. The prices are MUCH better. I haven't used them though so I can't vouch for the quality or service. http://store.fabrics-textiles.com/index.php?cPath=42&osCsid=76b88f90cee1fc1bf7644c8a1c8203d2

Please post your results!!

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Date: 5/29/07 10:10 AM

Did you find your fabric yet? Fabric.com just got some Plaid patchwork fabric in. (NAYY)

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Date: 5/29/07 3:47 PM

Kashi at Metro Textiles had several different colors of Madras patchwork the last time I visited (and CHEAP). It might be worthwhile to give him a jingle.

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Date: 5/29/07 8:17 PM

If the madras patchwork is anything like the ones that were sold 8-10-12? years ago, plan to line and dry-clean that dress. The quality of both the fabric and stitching is not the greatest; I remember tossing a few yards of it in the trash after I washed it. There were so many strings, I was afraid to use it for anything

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Date: 5/29/07 9:42 PM

y'know, now that you menttion it, I had an RTW shirt made out of that and I was constantly repairing it. That was more like 30 years ago when I was in high school..YIKES! I guess it keeps cycling through every few years.

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Date: 5/29/07 9:59 PM

I was going to say (and Karla beat me to the punch) that the pre-sewn patchwork fabric that I've seen usually is pretty poorly sewn, and you might be better off making your own (which will take some time, but not as much time as you might think if you use a rotary cutter and strip piece it).

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