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Difference between woven cotton and twill?

Woven cotton is exactly as it sounds. It is cotton that is woven and as such, has a flat 'finish' to it. Twill is made in such away that there are ridges, similar to corduroy, only usually much smaller. Also, the ridges run diagonal to the selvage, instead of parallel as it is in corduroy.

If you were to compare quilting weight cotton, which is woven, with a twill cotton suitable for apparel, the twill usually will seem a bit sturdier. When I make purses from cotton fabric, I use quilting weight for the majority of the bag, but twill for the handles and the bottom of the bag, because I feel it has better strength.
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