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Date: 7/12/12 8:56 PM

Does anyone know if there is a place (s) I could send a small swatch of fabric and then be told WHAT it is???I have the last piece of my Walmart special double knit. The outside has almost a crepe like texture while the inside is smooth. I have made a couple of capris out of this and I want more. Just don't know what it is called!
Anyone know of any services like that?

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Date: 7/12/12 11:56 PM

They'd do a burn test, which you can easily do yourself. I'm having a glitch with my iPad copy and paste, but google "identifying fibers and fabrics"! It's a PDF with how-to and a burn chart.

On second reading, you're looking for the weave, not the fiber? if you determine the fiber, ie polyester, then you know it's a smooth-back poly crepe double knit.

Email Mood Fabrics, Sawyer Brook, Gorgeous Fabrics and Marcy Tilton and ask if you can send a swatch for ID; they all carry a very good collection of bottom-weights so would be likely to know what it is.

Hope you find lots more, whatever it is!

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Date: 7/13/12 8:37 AM

I see you're in CA, maybe you can contact the textiles department at FIDM?

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