5 Features of Premium Cotton
Five Features of Premium Cotton
When you think about a project you'd like to purchase fabric for, it is often a great place to start by determining what the best feel and drape of the cotton fabric might be for your specific sewing creation. When shopping for fabric online, this can be especially challenging, because you can't actually reach out and feel the fabric! I am always available and happy to give more descriptions and send a sample of a specific fabric you are considering be it quilters weight cotton, double gauze, canvas, knit! Plus, in this blog, I am going to talk specifically all about premium cotton and some of the wonderful features of this beautiful, high quality fabric!
Our "premium cotton" fabric selection is from a lovely company based in Venice, Florida, called Art Gallery. Art Gallery Fabrics is owned by fabric designer Pat Bravo and her husband Walter. They feature numerous amazingly talented textile artists and print on 100% premium PIMA cotton. You may have heard the words Pima cotton when searching for bed sheets because, like Egyptian cotton, Pima is also of the long-staple variety and also originated in Egypt. "Staple" is an industry term that means fiber and the longer the cotton fiber, the softer and more durable the fabric will be. Art Gallery describes their fabric to have a "superior thread count and fine weave." Their premium cotton fabric is 200 thread count, 44/45 inches wide. This fabric is different from all my other quilting cotton fabrics. As Art Gallery promises, you can "feel (and see) the difference" immediately ~ and here's why:
Soft Natural Drape
The fine weave of premium cotton fabric allows more fibers to be spun into the yarn creating a lustrous and more natural drape to the fabric.
To Search our beautiful selection of premium cottons in the search bar at the bottom of our home page by entering “premium cotton” or “art gallery.”
For more information on our other types of cotton, check out my last blog on stretchy knit fabrics and stay tuned for canvas next!
- Alexa Clauson