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Offline Orphena

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Fabric Search
« on: October 25, 2016, 08:37:10 AM »
Greetings friends!

Although my wallet is not yet ready for this, I suppose I had better admit that I am searching for fabric for a new queen's gown.

Festival is Canadian Summer (which can be quite humid), and we have encountered monsoon (it rained sideways), so silk is not wise.

I am looking for solid (not patterned) PURPLE - royal purple. Cotton poly mix (at least 60% cotton), with a sheen. Less than $15 (Canadian - that is about $10 US) a meter preferred.

And to add to the level of difficulty- I am Canadian - so referring me to your local JoAnns (we don't have those here!), or similar fabric store will not work so well! Online stores preferred!

Help me fellow garbers - you're my only hope!

Gramercy!
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Offline Merlin the Elder

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Re: Fabric Search
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 10:44:48 AM »
 ;D ... love the Star Wars reference...
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Offline Butch

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Re: Fabric Search
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 11:49:16 AM »
http://www.fabricguru.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=1160257

I love Fabric Guru!  They are great!

If this isn't right, please search their site deeper.  Good luck!

Offline Orphena

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Re: Fabric Search
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 11:34:24 AM »
Thanks Butch!
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Offline Cilean

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Re: Fabric Search
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 09:38:13 PM »


How about Cotton Sateen? In a Mulberry colour?  Run this through a dye vat and it will come up Mulberry!  It is $6.99 US!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Discount-Fabric-Sateen-Cotton-Rose-Red-Dobby-Dots-SA201-/360806716048?var=&hash=item5401c19290%3Am%3AmKpNDoKZbh2IJTeTCY6gK-Q


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Offline Lady Kathleen of Olmsted

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Re: Fabric Search
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 03:57:07 PM »


if anyone has a yard or two of this no longer available fabric called French Quarter by Waverly, let me know. I need some for a project. The piece I have is not long enough for what I have in mind.

If anyone can help me, I will be in your debt and willing to offer a fair price for it. PM me.

"As with Art as in Life, nothing succeeds like excess.".....Oscar Wilde

Offline Lady Kathleen of Olmsted

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Re: Fabric Search
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 09:04:08 AM »
I scored well on acquiring whatnI needed of the French Quarter by Waverly. Thank you to all who may have looked in their stashes.
"As with Art as in Life, nothing succeeds like excess.".....Oscar Wilde


Offline Orphena

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Re: Fabric Search
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 11:04:40 AM »
Thank you all for your help! I ended up getting some purple sateen - the skirts are finished, bodice still work in progress! Will post pics once I am done (and my fingers stop aching with all the hand stitched trim!)
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