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Sundrop

Sunny the Great & Wonderful
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Thanks for the info, Y'all. The stackers say they're 5'', so I'll assume that different companies have different names.
I was thinking of mixing cottons with denim, but I haven't thought about the shrinkage factor.
Then again, if I rip the arse our of many more pair of jeans, I'll have enough denim to make an entire quilt! :laugh:
 

DiO'Bolic

Not completely obtuse
Nov 14, 2013
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Thanks for the info, Y'all. The stackers say they're 5'', so I'll assume that different companies have different names.
I was thinking of mixing cottons with denim, but I haven't thought about the shrinkage factor.
Then again, if I rip the arse our of many more pair of jeans, I'll have enough denim to make an entire quilt! :laugh:
Isn't denim a cotton fabric?
 

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Ms. Mod
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Jul 10, 2006
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Thanks for the info, Y'all. The stackers say they're 5'', so I'll assume that different companies have different names.
I was thinking of mixing cottons with denim, but I haven't thought about the shrinkage factor.
Then again, if I rip the arse our of many more pair of jeans, I'll have enough denim to make an entire quilt! :laugh:
If it's new denim, you should probably do a patch test to make sure it isn't going to bleed. They don't use indigo to dye denim these days but better safe than sorry especially if there are any light colors mixed in. If you're re-purposing old denim, shouldn't be a problem and no need to pre-wash.
 

DiO'Bolic

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Nov 14, 2013
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It is, but it's a heavier textile than a quilting cotton so definitely the weight difference can be challenging to get a nice smooth seam. Quilting Cottons stretch and jeans really don't so sewing can get wonky if the tension is wrong.
Thanks. I thought so. Make sense about weight differences in sewing. And I tend to get a bit wonky myself if tense. :)
 

Sundrop

Sunny the Great & Wonderful
Jun 12, 2008
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If it's new denim, you should probably do a patch test to make sure it isn't going to bleed. They don't use indigo to dye denim these days but better safe than sorry especially if there are any light colors mixed in. If you're re-purposing old denim, shouldn't be a problem and no need to pre-wash.
Good to know. It's very old denim. I'll wear a pair of jeans until they're ragged.
 
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