Poplin is a fabric with a similar weave to broadcloth but the rib is larger and the fabric heavier. Poplin in its early days was made by using a silk warp weave and a worsted yarn weft. The result is a sturdy fabric that has noticeable ridges. Today, poplin is popular in shirts, skirts, dresses and is often a combination of softer and heavier grades of cotton. Because of its manufacturing process, it tends not to wrinkle easily, and is somewhat water and stain resistant. The higher quality the fabric, especially when it is 100% cotton, the greater the price. The expense is usually considered worth it, since poplin tends to wear well and is easy care. Poplin is also widely used for patchwork and quilting projects. At Minerva Crafts we stock a huge range of poplin prints and a lovely range of colour in plain poplin.