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Date: 11/6/12 11:03 PM

I have found some beautiful Modal knits in vibrant colors. The knits have wonderful recovery and will be perfect for some tops I want to make. I can't find much information on Modal other than it is considered a rayon made from beechwood fibers. It was originally marketed as 'artificial silk' and is soft, smooth and breathes well. Supposedly it's shrink resistant, but requires ironing after washing. If anyone has sewn on a Modal knit can you give me any hints that you learned along the way. At this point I'm going to treat it like a cotton/lycra. Thanks for your help.

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Date: 11/7/12 0:44 AM

I found this exact information this morning. It's a bit long to type out, but I can email the 3 pages I printed out if you want to PM me.

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Date: 11/7/12 0:53 AM

Here are discussions at pr about this fabric.
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Date: 11/7/12 8:36 AM

I have sewn 6-7 knit tops recently from modal. It's really soft & cozy, and it sewed up as nicely as other fine knits. However, a big complaint I have about modal is that it seems to pill and fade much more than other rayon knits--much more! They're very comfy to wear, but the pilling is so annoying that I'm not going to use modals anymore. :(

I'm going to stick to high quality rayon knits for sewing tops. I especially like the rayon-lycra knits from Emma One Sock and Sawyer Brook.

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Date: 11/7/12 10:17 PM

Elona, thank you so much for all the posts of Modal - I must not know how to search like you do! I read through all the posts and have a much better idea on what to expect with the Modal and how to treat it. I may have to summarize everything and put it in our Fabrics Glossary.

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Date: 11/7/12 10:18 PM

Joan, thanks for your offer to send me the information you have. I will pm you with my email.

Becky

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Date: 11/8/12 1:39 AM

Hi Becky , I just emailed you with the info. It was very easy as I had it on my email in PR sewing folder.
Joan

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Date: 11/8/12 4:06 AM

Quote: sewme47
I have sewn 6-7 knit tops recently from modal. It's really soft & cozy, and it sewed up as nicely as other fine knits. However, a big complaint I have about modal is that it seems to pill and fade much more than other rayon knits--much more! They're very comfy to wear, but the pilling is so annoying that I'm not going to use modals anymore. :(



I'm going to stick to high quality rayon knits for sewing tops. I especially like the rayon-lycra knits from Emma One Sock and Sawyer Brook.




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