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source for wicking fabric

mojopuppy | Posted in Talk With Us on

Lookiing for a source for wicking fabric – the kind that absorbs moisture – suitable for pj’s.

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  1. rekha | | #1

    Do you mean flannel? If yes most quilting fabric shops will have them

  2. Cherrypops | | #2

    click this link and then "Cool Plus" is suitable for pj's. Others on the page for sheets/pillowcases and general clothing.

    http://www.questoutfitters.com/fabric%20wicking-cart.htm#Wicking%20Fabrics

    I haven't used wicking fabrics before.

    Maybe other members can offer advice.

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      ThreadKoe | | #3

      Cherrypops, thanks for posting the link. It has some valuable information on waterproof fabrics as well that I have been trying to find information on. I picked up some water resistant ripstop that I wanted to make windjackets and pants from, but needed some info on. Now I have it. Thanks. Cathy

      1. Cherrypops | | #4

        You are welcome.

        That's what makes this a great forum.

        My links answer the initial question, AND helps others out as well.

         

    2. katina | | #6

      Hi Cp

      Thanks for this - very useful. There are a great many wicking fabrics available for various applications. Wool is an excellent wicking fabric - think about wet woollen socks compared to wet cotton ones. Australia produces wonderful wool products, so I wonder what may be available down your way?

      Katina

  3. woodruff | | #5

    wazoodle.com has a marvelous array of wicking fabrics:

    http://www.wazoodle.com/cgi-bin/catstore.cgi?user_action=category&category=Tech%20and%20Athletic%20Fabrics

    I have dealt with them and find their fabric quality, prices, and warranty just great. They can be a bit pokey about shipping and responding to emails.

    For more wicking fabrics, check out PowerDry (there are several weights) at milldirecttextiles.com (the fomer Malden Mills), wofinc.com and therainshed.com

    There are also lots of wicking fabrics at rosecitytextiles.com but their website is very difficult to navigate for beginners. However, they do have phone and email contact info at the website for two or three very helpful people. Use them.

    In all cases, since wicking fabrics come in a bewildering choice of weaves and weights, I recommend getting samples, and all the businesses I mentioned do supply swatches.

    1. mojopuppy | | #7

      Thanks so much for the info!

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      JunkQueen | | #8

      Thank you so very much for those wonderful links. Wazoodle is one of my favorites, but I'd never seen the others you listed. I've bookmarked them for future use.

  4. FitnessNut | | #9

    Knowing where you're located might help, though most companies will ship anywhere these days. I've ordered wicking fabrics from Wazoodle, Malden Mills and Textile Outfitters (http://www.justmakeit.com) in the past. All have provided prompt service and good value for the money. You can frequently get bargain prices from both Wazoodle and Malden Mills because they are selling manufacturers' overstock rather than just being a mail order department of a retail store.

    1. mojopuppy | | #10

      Thanks for the info - I am in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

      1. FitnessNut | | #11

        Okay, FYI both Wazoodle and Textile Outfitters are in Canada, so you wouldn't have customs duty or high shipping costs to factor in. Though I have to admit that the prices from Malden Mills more than made up for any extra costs.

        1. mojopuppy | | #12

          Thanks for the info.  I have purchased fabric through Timmell Fabrics that was produced at malden mills and was quite pleased with the quality.  I'll try them.

        2. nmog | | #13

          I was just at Textile Outfitters last week and was stunned to find that they are closing!! Apparently the store was oging to be sold but the sale fell through and head office just decided to sell the store instead. The closing is happening quickly. At 10 days after it was decided, everything was 85% off. It's really too bad sincehty had such knowledgeable staff and such great products!
          Nicole

          1. FitnessNut | | #14

            No way!!! I am so sorry to hear that. I was shopping there way back in 1989 when I first moved to Calgary and they were a tiny little shop on 10th St. (I think - just up the street from Ant Hill Fabrics). After we were transferred, I continued to shop there by mail order.It is too bad they are closing, but I guess that is the way things seem to be in this day and age. Fewer and fewer people are sewing. It must be hard for fabric shops to stay in business, particularly if they specialize.

      2. sewelegant | | #15

        Hello mojopuppy, I noted that you live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I wonder if you could do me a favor.  In June I ordered some items from Timmel Fabrics during her close out sale.  Unfortunately it has not arrived and when I try to call or send an email I get a message that both sites have closed down so I do not know how to contact her.  Do you know how to get her address so I can write a letter?  Her name is Julie Culshaw.  I know she ran a reputable business for years so I do not understand why she has opted to not leave a number to contact her.

        Thank you for any help you can give me.  If you do not want to post an answer you could just click on email after my information and I will get it.

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