Then, a friend of a friend sent me a fat quarter that she had found at the FOQ in Birmingham. Yes, this was it, the real deal, my original super-duper fabric!! I rang up the supplier (Bramble Patch UK for any one interested). Yes, they had it in stock. No they didn't always have it, couldn't always get it and couldn't say when or why they would/wouldn't have it. So even though it was quite expensive, I bought 10 meters - AND IT IS NOT THE SAME!!
It is close, much closer than the others. It is cotton backed, it does cut well and doesn't fray. The colour is the identical rich gold. It is the handle that is different. It feels like there is a thicker layer of plastic over the gold making it much stiffer. Where as my original and the fat quarter sent by my friend, handled like any other fabric, this is more like a plastic table cloth. It tends to drag and pucker a bit when quilting.
So, I've been trying to adapt to it - after all, I now have 10 meters to use!
I think what works the best is to alternate very dense with more open patterns.
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Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
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