Cotton Burn Test

Use the burn test to determine if a fabric is cotton. Cut a snippet, and then use a match to burn the fabric. Cotton will turn to ash; polyester will melt. Perform the test over the sink or other safe place.

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  1. Thanks. That is good to know quickly. In one of my books I have how to determine different types of fabrics but this is quicker for quilting than researching for the other IF I could remember which sewing book it was in. Thanks again.