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  • Water-soluble fabric

    Fabric that "disappears" in cold or hot water (depending on the brand and its use) after it has been stitched on, leaving only the stitching.
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 9 Sep 2009
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  • Tyvek®

    A "paper" that is made from high-density polyethylene fibers and has the characteristics of paper, film, and fabric. It can be stitched and when heated it shrinks and distorts.
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 9 Sep 2009
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  • PFD fabric

    Featured image is from "A Party to Dye For!" by Kristine Lundblad, Quilting Arts Aug/Sept 2012. PDF fabric is fabric that has been "prepared for dyeing," meaning it is cotton and free of whiteners or sizing. This makes the fabric better able to absorb and hold the color. It can be...
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 9 Sep 2009
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  • Overdye

    Literally, to dye or paint fabric over another dye or printed pattern. Many artists like to alter commercial and vintage textiles by overdyeing, thus creating unique "new" fabrics.
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 8 Sep 2009
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