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Sugarplum
Posted 2015-08-02 6:18 PM (#90133)
Subject: Weight?


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What is weight when entering the fabric? Is that weight by hand, such as medium, light, etc. if so why can't I enter anything in that space.

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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2015-08-02 8:45 PM (#90135 - in reply to #90133)
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Sugarplum - 2015-08-02 5:18 PM

What is weight when entering the fabric? Is that weight by hand, such as medium, light, etc. if so why can't I enter anything in that space.

Regards, Sugarplum


Its weight in ounces so it has to be a number.
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Sugarplum
Posted 2015-08-04 7:56 PM (#90142 - in reply to #90135)
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I've never heard of weighing fabric. Do you weigh the whole piece, or a certain size swatch?

Thanks, Sugarplum
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2015-08-05 12:05 AM (#90144 - in reply to #90142)
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It's info that is often on the bolt. It's not something you can usually do yourself.
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Sugarplum
Posted 2015-08-05 7:56 PM (#90146 - in reply to #90144)
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I will definitely pay more attention to the bolt info, in the future.

Thanks for your help.

Marie
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Susan Palmer
Posted 2015-08-06 9:31 AM (#90147 - in reply to #90144)
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Just curious, why would weight be considered for yardage layout?

 

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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2015-08-06 12:07 PM (#90148 - in reply to #90147)
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It's not. She is using Stitch n Stash
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NancyM
Posted 2015-08-06 5:41 PM (#90150 - in reply to #90144)
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Unfortunately, except for denim, online retailers don't often specify weight--at least, not the ones I've ordered from. Any chance we could get a campaign going to get this information included in the online descriptions?

Nancy
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2015-08-07 12:55 PM (#90153 - in reply to #90150)
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Typically - for home sewing applications - knowing the weight in ounces is not used or necessary. Manufacturers often use the weight as a guide when cutting multiple layers of fabric and for calculating shipping costs of goods.
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StMike
Posted 2015-08-07 10:25 PM (#90154 - in reply to #90133)
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I like to know the weight especially when buying on line when you cannot feel the fabric. Swatch services take too long and add to the costs. I have ordered fabric for shirts or dresses thinking it was lighter weight than it turned out to be. I now call the companies to get the weight before ordering.

Edited by StMike 2015-08-07 10:26 PM
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Edwin
Posted 2015-08-13 12:43 AM (#90173 - in reply to #90154)
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Good point - good solution.  I have noticed though that if the retailer is refering to the fabric as 'quilter fabric' it usually means that it is mid weight ... or am i kidding myself on that?  I did buy some 8oz denim and in that case it was advertised as such.  As well, there are some terms that some fabric makers used to suggest thickness/feel but there isn't a consistency in use of such terms.  I wish there were.
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NancyM
Posted 2015-08-13 6:48 PM (#90176 - in reply to #90154)
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Too right about swatch services: more than once I've gone that route and had the fabric sell out while the swatch was in the mail to me.

Unfortunately as my knowledge now stands calling and asking the weight wouldn't do me much good. I think what I need to do is compile a notebook with samples of the few fabrics whose weights I do know, and in future add to it systematically. I have some commercially produced "fabric type" notebooks, but they don't give weights. Yet another area to learn by doing. By the time I figure out how to sew, I'll be at least ninety-nine.

Nancy
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magenta
Posted 2015-08-24 5:40 AM (#90214 - in reply to #90176)
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Your last sentence made me laugh.
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