Friday, October 22, 2010

Organic Fabrics: Are they for you?


Please take a minute to take the poll in the sidebar about organic fabrics. Be sure to leave a comment below to be entered in our drawing for some organic fabrics by Monaluna coming in next week. (We are not able to count your entry if you just respond to the poll.) We appreciate your input. Poll and contest ends Friday, Oct. 29 at 5pm EST.

45 comments:

  1. I love the idea of organic fabric, but I rarely can afford it :( Thanks for hosting the giveaway though!

    Julie

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  2. I voted important and worth the extra money. I haven't sewn with any yet only because I've never actually seen any for sale anywhere but when I shop for my kids it's always organic or they complain. They can tell the difference for sure!

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  3. Organic fabric intrigues me. I haven't had much luck with the final products, though. The outcomes haven't justified the cost on my budget.

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  4. I'd love to use more organic fabric but the cost and more limited range of prints stops me at the moment.

    Nikki

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  5. i love those scooters, but i would love them whether they were organic or not!

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  6. I love the idea of using organic fabrics for anything for babies!

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  7. I agree, the scooters are fantastic!

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  8. I would love to use organic fabrics but can't afford to use them a lot.
    I love the fabric above though.
    thanks for the chance.
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  9. I guess I'm with everyone else, I love the idea of organic fabric and I really love the current lines out there, but it's a bit cost prohibitive. That's not to say I haven't caved and bought a few! :)

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  10. I guess for me, it just depends on the fabric. Seems too expensive to care about the fact that they may be organic ... but if the pattern is fabulous, well that's a different story.

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  11. I have not tried organics, would love to

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  12. I absolutely am a fan of organic and environmentally friendly everything. I hope that as the world gets more in tune with it that the prices will come down. I have one small piece, and hope to collect a few more pieces. It feels so good and smooth, I haven't cut it yet though.

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  13. Thanks for the great question. I haven't used organics yet, but I'd like to get on that bandwagon! We need manufacturers to provide more organic options.

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  14. I've got some organics and find that the texture is different to non-organics, which makes me wonder if they will wash the same? I am definately not a pre-washer, but I think I might have to with these. They do feel lovely and I'm sure they will look fabulous whatever I do with them. I was lucky and got them on sale, otherwise I doubt I could justify the extra $, which is a shame!

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  15. I think those scooters are so adorable! But I just can't justify spending twice as much money on them as I would on any other fabric. I know they are lovely to work with (but once a quilt is quilted and washed, it's lovely too!)
    Maybe if they keep coming up with cute designs, I'll be more likely to splurge and buy some.

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  16. organic fabrics are very important to me as cotton is the most heavily sprayed crop in the USA. That being said, it isn't always affordable for me. I would love an opportunity to win these so I can make some clothes for my daughter. Thanks!

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  17. Hmm...I've just heard about these organic fabrics and haven't worked with them so I can't really give a fair assessment of them. I'd love to try them, but as others have said, they are quite costly compared to premium cotton. Quilting is already an expensive hobby...perhaps for smaller projects like baby quilts or handbags. :)

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  18. I love the organic fabric. Pricey usually but I think as more people use them - them will see and love them. Love the organic flannels. Thanks! taking the poll.

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  19. I love this fabric, but can't really afford it right now. Winning a giveaway would be perfect! :)

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  20. Is organic fabric made from organic fibers but manufactured by conventional methods, or organic fibers that are manufactured by organic processes?

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  21. I can't really afford organic fabrics but I would love to try working with them :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I voted "depends on project and fabric". Even though there are a lot more designer fabrics in the organic range, there are so many projects that really don't need to be organic. I mostly make purses and bigger bags that get to be carried around outside and are rarely washed. But with baby quilts or clothing that is a whole other story. The problem here is that most of the organic fabrics don't have the designs that would fit the family of the baby.
    Long story short: If organic wasn't that expensive and if there were more design choices then I would buy more.

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  23. love your selection of fabrics!

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  24. I would love to use organic but I don't because of the price and it is so limited in designs.

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  25. I love to use organic when I can. It all depends on the project.

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  26. Organics feel wonderful but along with the others are a bit pricey. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Organic fabric sounds intriguing but I've never found any in the UK
    Gill

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  28. i think organics are fabulous, but i tend to shy away due to costs...that being said, i slept on organic sheets on vacation and may have 'seen the light' with how yummy sound and wonderful they were to sleep on! now i need the right project!

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  29. I love the prints and colors! would love to make a bed quilt for my daughter out of these...

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  30. Monaluna prints are so beautiful! I love the idea of organic fabrics. I just wish I knew more about them (where they come from, what kind of dyes are used). I know fabric production is not always the most environmentally friendly. I would definitely buy more organic fabric if it I knew it was much better for the environment.

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  31. I just got my first bit of organic cotton fabric - am excited to play around with it!

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  32. I am glad to see more designs coming out in organics. I am willing to pay the extra money for the organic fabric, but there are often designs I like so much more in the conventional fabrics that it makes it a moot point.
    Thanks for the giveaway with this :)

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  33. I have no experience with organic fabrics~sounds interesting. thanks for letting me enter!

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  34. I don't know that much about organic fabric but I'm very intrigued. They sound like something that I would like to use in a baby quilt or a quilt for someone that is very sensitive or ill. I'd love to try them!

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  35. I buy almost all organic food, but so far have not bought so much organic fabric. I think there are several contributing factors:
    -limited selection/ colors (though this is changing)
    -I haven't seen any in person-- for me, I like to TOUCH the fabrics. If I saw them here and could see whether they felt good- that might do it for me
    -cost (unfortunately)

    The fabrics above are beautiful- love them. But that's not usually my color palette. Doesn't mean I wouldn't use them and love them, but I'm nto instantly drawn to them... yet

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  36. I've loved the look of some of the organic fabric I've seen online. Like others have said, I don't get much of a chance to see them/touch them in person. Love the Vespa fabric!

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  37. love organic fabrics..they are really soft.

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  38. It depends on the fabric (print, feel) and the project.

    A picnic quilt that will get used on the ground and washed and washed? Probably wouldn't spend the money. A sweet, small baby quilt that will get snuggled on newborn skin, much more likely. :-)

    cmjacobs76 at gmail.com

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  39. I've never used any organic quilting cotton, but I'd love to try! But to be honest, if it meant sacrificing on the design of the fabric, I'm not sure I could. But I would definitely pick organic for solids.

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  40. I think I need to know more about organic fabrics in order to vote thoughtfully. No one in my family has sensitivities so organic cotton has not been a requirement for the quilts I make.

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  41. I love the way organic fabric feels and would like to use it more; just wish it was less expensive (you get what you pay for, I know, but I just can't seem to justify it!)

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  42. I have never used organics in my sewing, though I agree with many...organic is too expensive. If the price were comparable (or even just slightly higher) than traditional fabric, I might consider it.

    ktbbc01 at aol

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  43. I would love to try organics. Thank you for the chance.
    ~Stevie
    ne14whips6@yahoo.com

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  44. I love organics! It is hard for me to find them for sale in my area but I always purchase them when I can. I purchase it online if I NEEED it for a project. I feel they are well worth the money :-)

    Thanks!
    sowandsewdoll@yahoo.com

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  45. I love the idea of organic fabrics but price is always important too!

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