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  1. Filma Dyer

    So look forward to your vlogs. Honesty is the best policy and that's why we love watching you. Positives come from negatives and feedback is important. AND when is your fabric ban actually going to start then!! 😂😂 (Not that I want it really) as l just love watching your hauls and you give so much inspiration to other sewists. Keep it up and happy sewing

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  2. Sapphire Camui

    About that linen that you said ain't linen. Didn't you mention it is mixed/spun with modal? I have a top or two in modal, but the fabric is knitted, so i don't know what it would feel like woven. however, modal feels very strange -cool, my tops are VERY soft and comfortable, yet i have the impression it's polyester. if you dare burn a little corner, you should be able to tell. linen should smell like burned paper, ignites slowly, burns fast with a yellow flame, and continues to burn when removing the flame, and has soft gray ash. Modal is semi-synthetic cellulose fiber – i dont know how it burns (i didnt check). all i know is that it pills less than cotton. In any case, the test should tell you if you indeed have some linen in there or not. If the fabric has slubs (the fiber has thicker sections now and then). We've been bombarded with so much polyester, that we forget how natural fibers should look and feel, and how to test them. [i'm talking in general, especially about the younger generations]

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  3. Debbs67

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who noticed, but the pictures you said you would put up were not there. It seems that has been the case in other videos as well, I just never commented on it before. You have some beautiful fabrics and I would love it if you would show the patterns you plan on using at the same time as the fabric. I for one do not know all the ones mentioned just by the name or number. Thanks

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  4. SandraOnFire Lloyd

    I simply love your channel. Thank you for mentioning where you purchased the pink Silk fabric – I have just purchased 3 metres. The website provides no washing directions. I will wash at 30 degrees to deal with the initial shrinkage. Thereafter, I think I will quick wash at 20. You are an inspiration. Thank you

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  5. carol clifton

    Great video again!!. I would make a long cardy/jacket with that pink daisy mess to go over the little black dress (can’t wait to see it) would be lovely for a cool summer evening xx

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  6. Cathie 102

    I’ve found the same thing with sew over it recently, I love their website, videos, patterns, everything but I have noticed a lot of their fabrics can be found elsewhere for a lot less. For instance, I bought myself a crepe from abakhan for £4 per meter and they’re selling it for £12 per meter. Makes me less likely to buy from them, which is a shame, as they really do curate a wonderful selection.

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  7. Maureen Cullen

    Ive gone into Coalville fabrics and it said it was on Facebook and is a closed group you have to join.Is this correct.Thanks.

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  8. Ruth Lanwarne

    Lovely fabrics. I find that price differential quite a lot. I always check around as have found identical fabrics say from @ the Textile Centre at the K&S show for £5 and other places you mention have it at £15. They have bigger overheads of course but would rather pay less😆

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  9. The Camden Stitch

    Rachel you are a naughty enabler, I'm watching your vlog whilst opening tabs on my browser…and considering the size of both our stashes!!!! Re: Coalville…very disappointing. Their business model concerns me because as customers it leaves us with not much redress if things go wrong. I had something incorrectly sent to me and it took a while to sort out. I was messaging Mark being polite saying I was very happy with the other fabrics he sent me but one of the items was wrong. I got a one line reply to "post in the group you're happy" and I thought…eh?!? They're a shop, buying from them (or having their mistakes sorted out) shouldn't be dependent on going on some FB group and fawning about how fabulous everything is. It's a shame as they do some great cheap fabric.

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  10. Rachael Fenton

    Loved seeing your haul Rachel, but how disappointing about coalville, particularly as you should be considered a valuable customer. I had a similar issue with a well-known fabric supplier. I purchased what they described as viscose, and when I received it was disappointed to see that it was definitely mam made fibres. I sent a polite email but received a response saying that I was wrong. Even if I was wrong, it would have made sense to offer a refund, but they didn't. Luckily there are a lot of fabric suppliers out there so we are free to shop elsewhere where our custom is valued!

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  11. Maureen Cullen

    I really enjoyed this,very informative but interesting.The photos of patterns ,dresses people have made did not show up.i was disappointed BUT it did not distracted from a fabulous vlog. I can't wait to hear how the silk linen washes as it was beautiful. Looking forward to seeing all your makes and I'm off to browse and purchase from the websites.

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  12. Penguin and Pear Dressmaking

    I'd love to see you go through the textile centre website and chose fabrics you like. You have such great choices and seem to spot a bargain (despite that soi purchase) and I am rubbish and need inspo! TBH I've seen this kind of behaviour from coalville before and its why I decided not to buy from them.

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  13. Margaret Pitts

    Hi I have never sewn with jersey and have some in my stash, which I am hesitating to use. Scaredy-cat cat that I am. After watching u tubes on the pitfalls made me worse, should I be this worried? You have some lovely fabrics

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  14. The Specky Seamstress

    I love Poppy fabrics. I've picked up some lovely ones in the past, mostly from destashes. Love that geometric Lady McElroy, it's gorgeous.

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  15. Gingerhead & Co

    Oh, I love your fabrics hauls, though they are not good for my bank account ('I need this!'🤣). I admire your honesty- there are very few vloggers who say it as it is 😘

    That's the first time ever my sister got a 'mention' in a sewing vlog! She is going to love it 🤣 Also: I'd never dare to make anything for someone with loads more experience (the stress would kill me 🤣🤣🤣)

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  16. Cherry Lane

    Will is stronger than it lookslike. It will machine wash and dry very well. It will get softer when it washes. It will shrink very little. But will get softer over time

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  17. Jan Filippo

    Great fabric haul. Can't wait to see what lovely makes you come up with it all. I don't know how you have time to sew working full time and a family.

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  18. Marilyn Sheppard

    Funnily enough I made my first visit to BST fabrics yesterday. I had a bit ion. a nightmare because the sat nav sent me on round about mission. I was quite impressed, but they didn't have as many lovely dressmaking fabrics as 1ST for fabrics.

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  19. Sarah O'Donnell

    Open and honest exactly why I love watching you. ( as well as being so talented) Thank You for all of your shares and what a haul xxx

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  20. Sarah May

    Snap I bought the pineapple jersey from pin and sew a while ago and I’ve been eyeing up the paint splatter fabric! Also love the lobster fabric. I’d love some with embroidered lobsters.

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  21. Lisa Emans

    Hello and thanks for another inspiring video. ❤ How about the deer & doe plantain tee pattern? It's quite fitted, it has a scoop neck and best of all it's free!

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  22. Astrid Beckmann

    Phew! Where has your plan gone to destash? But I think most of the fabrics are worth forgetting ones intentions. I love the swimmers design…

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  23. Eileen Rafferty

    What a haul Rachel – you have some fabulous things. Can't wait to see the bag made up, and your tops. I just finished some Ginger Jeans 👖 – yaay! Off to use your Sherwoods code to buy some more jeans fabric. My sewing for the next few months will be mostly trousers and tops, so looking forward to more inspiration from you.

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  24. Elaine Makin

    Brilliant fabrics! A thought about the linen that isn’t linen, could you use this under the pink floral mesh to make a full skirt maybe?
    Thanks for the tip about BST fabrics.

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  25. SewNaturalDane

    Such BEAUTIFUL fabrics, I enjoy your hauls. That pink mesh, we call in USA a burn out. I'm also heavily smitten with handbags and wallets. I have several in que that I'm sourcing hardware and fabric for.

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  26. Janice K

    Enjoyed your vlog today! Have a great week, studying and writing for your Masters will be over soon, then you can really enjoy a summer sewing break and make up all those lovely fabrics!
    You picked some really special fabrics that will be so pretty to wear. I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures of the finished garments.

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  27. Donna Toman

    Hi Rachel. As I was watching your vlog I kept thinking that the fabric was getting more beautiful as you moved along. I kept pausing your video to go and checkout the fabric sites. I love fabric hauls. I find them both inspiring and motivating. Thanks for sharing.

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