FAQs

Have a question?  We have answers.

Check our list of FAQs here; if you still have a question, please email us.

The Basics

How wide is this fabric?

Quilting weight fabric is 44”-45” wide.  Home décor weight is 56” wide.  Those measurements include the salvage. A yard of fabric is 36” in length by the width of the fabric.

What is a fat quarter? 

A fat quarter is HALF of a HALF of a yard.  A fat quarter of quilting weight fabric is 18” by 22”.  In home décor fabric it is 18” by 28”.

What is the selvage?

That is the raw edge of the woven fabric. When you buy a length of fabric, selvage refers to the edge not cut.

Yardage estimates

I’m making a patchwork quilt.  How big do I make my squares?

Here is a wonderful calculator!  http://manchesterquilters.com/quilt-size-calculator/

I’m making an item for a nursery.  How much fabric do I need for…. 

Here is a comprehensive list of how much fabric you will need for pretty much any nursery item.

http://www.ohpetitbebe.com/yardage.html

I’m recovering a chair.  How much fabric do I need to cover it?

This will tell you by style approximately how much you will need!

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-much-fabric-do-i-need-to-reupholster-this-172797

I”m making curtains.  How much fabric do I need?

Here is a great way to calculate just what you will need to order!

http://www.aceforwindows.co.uk/calculatorv2.aspx

I want to make pillows.

These are super easy and satisfying to make.

http://tatertotsandjello.com/2012/10/make-a-pillow-cover-in-4-easy-steps.html

Measurement conversions

Meter to yard

http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/meters-to-yards.htm

Yard to meter

http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/yards-to-meters.htm

Centimeters to inches

http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/centimeters-to-inches.htm

Inches to centimeters

http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/inches-to-centimeters.htm

Pillow Power

So many pillow options, so little time. Attic mag has a helpful visual that details all the different sizes available.

http://www.atticmag.com/2011/03/arranging-bed-pillows/

Miscellaneous

What is GOTS?

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is “recognized as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well.” All phases of organic fiber and fabric production must be inspected and certified according to GOTS’ strict, uniform standards in order to obtain the certification label “organic.”

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