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    How do I tell cotton from cotton blends? I have got myself involved in a quilt block swap and I don't know how to tell the diffrence. I don't want to asck on that site incase I loock foolish.
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    I honestly wouldn't know myself but JBJB might or Jules (Apple Tree Crafts) will probably know. How did you get yourself involved in a quilt swap??
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    • #3
      It's a friend ship quilt swap on another forum I'm on. We all agree to make a 12" block or 4 smaller ones a month. In a style and colour choice of that months recipient at the end off 12 months we should all have enough squares to make a quilt. Each quilt made up of an asortment of blocks from each member of the swap. Does that make sence?
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      • #4
        This may be a dumb question but are you looking to find out if the fabric contains polyester, or if it is 100% cotton. If so I know a way.
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        • #5
          I need to know how to tell if 100% cotton.
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          • #6
            You take a short length of cotton from the warp and one from the weft. Then you light them, one at a time. If they light and burn slowly they are 100% cotton, but if they melt they contain polyester. Hope this makes sense. (BTW - don't burn your fingers )
            Last edited by colourart; 18-10-2007, 08:31 PM.
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            • #7
              I was looking for a way I could tell in a charity shop or on a carboot. But It will come in handy for the pieces I have at home thanks.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by goldy1 View Post
                I was looking for a way I could tell in a charity shop or on a carboot. But It will come in handy for the pieces I have at home thanks.
                LOL, I don't think they will let you do that there. Don't know another way - apart from educated guessing.
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