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We may not participate in party lines but at least there’s Twitter. There is always really helpful chatter on Twitter about sewing and garment making, not to mention all the helpful tweets about fabric. I can’t count how many times I’ve turned to Twitter to ask about fabric. So, amidst the regular fabric and sewing talk that goes on, let’s also do a weekly Fabric Chat!

I’m picturing a one hour open Twitter chat (using the hashtag #FabricChat so we can find each other) where people curious about different fabrics hone in on one specific fabric, talk about it, share projects we’ve made with that fabric and answer any questions that arise. We can get into details about what fabric to start with and take suggestions any time about what fabric people are curious about but before we get there, we need to decide on a time and a day.

Picking a day and time is harder than picking a fabric. We are a group of sewcialists from all over the world. This Fabric Chat is meant to be open and everyone’s invited, but time restrictions are going to exclude some. For that, I apologize. If only we didn’t need sleep. I can post the chat transcript on my blog to help bridge any time gaps and so people can still get notes from the chat.

So, take the poll. Answer one of the three options given or add your own suggestion. If evening works better for those of you in the United States, please add a day and time option.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time in the U.S.

I’m leaving this poll up for a week. Do you feel that’s long enough for us to get the word out that we’re doing this? If not, leave me a comment and we can extend it. I just don’t want it to go on for so long that we lose momentum.

While you wait, check out the Oliver + S blog for a post on how linen is made. They just started doing this feature called Fabric Friday. Might interest you.

And please spread the word to your Twitter pals.

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