Member since 7/30/09
Date: 1/27/11 4:42 PM
I think it's about time to bury my most favorite robe ever, a quilted cotton knit beauty I bought years ago at Target, of all places. No stores have anything even similar to it, and I'd much rather make a replacement than buy one.
Has anyone ever run across quilted knit fabric? I saw some of Fabric.com but it's all polyester and for a robe I'd rather at least some cotton in it.
Member since 2/15/05
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 1/27/11 9:47 PM
I had some turquoise quilted knit from Hancock's... really comfortable as a winter pajama top. Bought it at least 10 years ago, maybe more. Haven't seen any recently, but I'll keep my eyes open & let you know if I run across any.
2007 fabric in: 7 1/2 yards; sewn: 7 yds +1/2 yd
2008 fabric in, 23 yards; sewn 20 yds; given away 6 yds -3 yd = -2 1/2 yd
2009 fabric in 41 1/4 yds, sewn 29 yds, given away 22 1/2 yds ; totals -10 1/4 = -12 3/4 yd
2010 fabric in 91 1/2 yds, sewn 27 yds, given away 1 1/2 yds; +63 yd = +50 1/4 yd
2011 fabric in: 55 yd.; sewn: 21 yd; given away: 20 yd +14 yd = +64 1/4 yd
2012 fabric in: 60 1/4 yd., sewn 25 1/4 yds, given away 16 yds, thrown away 3 yds scraps; UFOs completed: 7 ; totals +16 yd = +80 1/4 yd
2013 fabric in: 28 yds; sewn 25.7 yds.; given away 5 1/2 yd.s; projects 8, UFOs 4 -3 1/4 yd = +77 yd
2014 fabric in: 40.5 yd; sewn 33 yd; given away 12 1/2 yd; projects 7, UFOs 10; fabric totals this year -5 yds, since 2007 +72 yds
2015 fabric in: 15 yd
2015 fabric sewn: 16 yd.
2015 fabric given away: 7
2015 projects: 11 (5 gift bags, tablecloth, 2 gauze chemises, 2 table runners, Poppy vest)
2015 UFOs: 2 (journal cover, sage green tank dress)
2015 upcycles: 1 (velvet shirt cuffs=zippered bag)
Member since 8/28/10
Date: 1/27/11 10:21 PM
Not sure how much you want to spend, but I came across these quilted cotton knits yesterday while looking for fabric on etsy (and I thought to myself: Hmm, I wonder what someone would use these for...) --
Cottonholic quilted duplex cotton knits NAYY
The prints (many kids prints, but some florals, stripes, etc.) are $19/yd and the solids $16/yd. The seller seems to be in Korea, and the shop has over 3000 total listings, so it's obviously not the ideal small etsy seller. Also, contrary to a generous 37-inch yard policy, they list 1 yard as having only 35 inches.
The quilted cottons look nice, though.
Member since 7/30/09
|In reply to marjoriekh <<
Date: 1/28/11 8:13 PM
Thank you so much! One of their choices is only $11 a yard, so now I have to think about how badly I want it.
Member since 8/23/07
Date: 1/30/11 3:52 PM
66 inches x 81 inches for $25. How that works out as yardage, I don't know (brain's on vacation right now!).
Vintage cotton quilted knit print
Too, it's vintage, so I'd not know if you'd want to take a shot on the quality sight-unseen (since vintage fabs can sometimes be damaged).
Connie in Panama City Beach, Florida :)
"And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through" ~ David Bowie, "Changes"
Member since 8/24/02
|In reply to heathertyfeatherty <<
Date: 1/31/11 8:56 AM
I made my own quilted knit fabric--quilting cotton on the outside, and bamboo fleece/knit on the inside. I used the robe for a while, that is, until I slipped on ice outside my door (I should have cut slits in the side seams, but I wanted it warm!) It was heavy; like wrapping up in a quilt. Here's a review; click here
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