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Cotton t-shirts

I stumbled across a t-shirt years ago which, if memory serves, was produced by Russell. The fabric was really thick, heavy, and the crew neck was great.  Even after years of washing it is still in good condition although a bit faded. As I search for similar t-shirts what sort of gauge material should I look for?  I have seen designations such as 5.5 oz but I do not know how that compares to others.  Help! Thanks By: James Tiefel

Source for dyeing favorite jeans?

  Hi – I’ve botched my favorite jeans by trying to dye them back to original color using Rit “navy blue” dye.  It turned them a horrible violet-blue!  Can you recommend a source for me that can remove the violet & re-dye them to deep blue?  I live in Atlanta but can ship these anywhere. Thank you!! By: Jenny McMillin

What is Terial Arts?

Introduction to Terial Arts http://www.terialarts.com This video looks at what Terial Arts is all about and how Terial Magic solution can turn your fabric into a workable piece to creat… Have you ever wished you had a fabric that wouldn’t fray, could be ironed into shapes…..all without the use of a sewing machine?!?  Well look what Terry is doing with her Terial Magic spray.  Described as a Dimensional Fabric Art, the  Terial Magic Spray works on most fabrics.   You can use the patterns from Terial Arts to create your own unique flower or design your own pattern.  You want new patterns? We got em! | Terial Arts http://www.terialarts.comFri, 26 Jul 2013 03:40:04 GMT Terial Arts just launched three new patterns for you all! The NO SEW (yep, no sewing machine needed!) Hibiscus flower, great for adding a little tropical flavor to your wardrobe. Hibiscus Fabric Flower made with Terial Magic … Please let us know if you have tried this new product! Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.  We do not accept reimbursement of any kind for our reviews.      

The real ICON for Quality now Updates It’s Look!

Image via Flickr A Less-Colorful Seal of Approval – NYTimes.com http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.comFri, 02 Jan 2009 12:30:12 GMT The Good Housekeeping seal of approval, nearing 100 years old, has had some work done over the years: seven face-lifts, starting when it was only two years old. “The first one was very nice,” said Louise Fili, the graphic … Seeking the Holy Grail in Marketing Home Brands | Making Mom … http://makingmomhappy.comThu, 08 Aug 2013 21:10:01 GMT The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval maintains its authority on quality, continually winning the trust of Moms everywhere. I recently wrote about the importance online product reviews play in the everyday brand decisions … Since 1941, the Good Housekeeping magazine has promised a money-back guarantee if products that carry the seal do not perform as advertised.  I remember this promise but didn’t think much about it until recently when I found that the promise still exists!  The actual seal has changed slightly but the research of the products and the promise is still going strong! So much to learn on the Good Housekeeping.com web site including the lists and results of products recently tested, lists of products not making the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, and now Eco-Friendly Products.   Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.  We do not accept reimbursement of any kind for our reviews.  

Fabric type

Good afternoon Fabrics, I would like to ask for advice. I am 6.5 feet long, relatively slim and have great problems to find fitting trousers. I am not in any way asscociated with the fashion or clothing environmet. I just decided to have a custom-made chinos but the fabrics I was offered were none of my interest (poor quality, patterns, polyester included, etc.). I am looking for something similiar to bonobos .com oxford or washed chinos unicolor fabric in navy blue, grey, beige or sand. It must be organic 100% cotton and durable for every day wearing. I have no idea what kind of fabrics are OK to use for chinos- there are thousands of 100% cotton and usage is not always clear from description. I would be very thankful for your advice where to find the fabrics with reasonable prices (best online). Many thanks, Lucas By: Lukas Behun

Best Detergent for Car Washing

Image via Flickr The worst detergent to use when washing your car is dishwashing detergent, hair shampoo or laundry detergent.  All of these detergents are designed to remove oil and grease from hair and textiles and will also remove oil and grease from the finish of your car.  If these detergents work well, they will also remove the car wax.  Brian C Mounts: How To Properly Wash And Wax A Car http://www.brianmounts.comFri, 19 Jul 2013 21:19:00 GMT Never use dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, or any other household cleaners on your car. Although most “gentle” detergents will clean your car just fine without damaging the paint they still contain detergents that will … If you want to really wash your car properly, Hemmings Daily has step by step instructions! Skills 101 – How to wash a car | Hemmings Daily http://blog.hemmings.comFri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:31 GMT When it comes to car wash soap, always use a product specifically formulated for this purpose, as dish detergents contain surfactants and other chemicals capable of stripping wax out of the paint’s surface. The same holds … Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.  We do not accept reimbursement of any kind for our reviews.

Outstanding Reference Site for Stain Removal and more!

Image via Flickr Finding stain removal information without any promotion of one laundry product or another is not an easy task!  I have a few personal preferences that I use in my own laundry but my laundry consists of mostly cotton slacks and shirts, cotton towels and sheets and very minimum stain removal.  Other families with small or big children have different laundry needs. When someone posts a stain removal question, I go to the University of Illinois Extension Stain Solutions Stains from A to Z.   The U of I Extension is based in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The U of Illinois has a great web site with news of the university plus news of the students.  Reading the ACES Student blog, also known as “Voices of Aces” gave me a huge amount of optimism when I realized that our students from all walks of life are the true representation of “What is happening to our country today”!  How refreshing it is to get away from the negative form of the question/statement “What is happening to our country today?! I read about the first “Animal Care Internship at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute”  and other ACES Voices.  And I am not an alumni of the University of Illinois.  I am just glad that this University reminded me that there are many many voices of optimism around our great country! Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life. We do not accept reimbursement of any kind for our reviews.