Is your patchwork fabric cotton?
All our patchwork fabrics are 100% cotton.
How big is a Fat Quarter?
A Fat Quarter measures 50 x ~55 cm or 18 x 22".
The fabric is cut at 50cm and then cut in half along the width to give a fatter piece of fabric.
How wide is fabric off the bolt?
All our patchwork fabrics are 100% cotton with a nominal width of 106-114cm (42"-44") unless stated otherwise.
How do I order a length of fabric that is not listed?
All fabric will be cut as a single piece. Therefore if you wish to order a 1.5m length of fabric please select 1x 1m and 1x 0.5m. Likewise if you wanted 2m of fabric please select 2x 1m.
How accurate are the colours on your website?
Whilst we take every care to ensure the images we display are as accurate as possible the appearance, colour, texture or finish that you see on your computer, laptop or device may differ. Therefore we cannot guarantee that images are an accurate representation of the actual goods or services that you are purchasing.
Can I colour match a fabric or fibre I already own to those on your website?
Due to the limitations of colour presentation via websites image colours may vary from actual fabric/product colours. Please use the images on this online shop only as a guide - please do not use them to colour match fabric. If you would like us to send you samples of fabrics please email use there will be a small charge of £3, to cover costs which can be re-imbursed on orders of fabric over £20.
Should I wash my fabric when it arrives?
To prewash or not to prewash, that is the question... Prewashing new fabrics generally ensures that there will be no uneven shrinkage and no transfer of colours when the finished piece is washed. These guidelines apply to most 100% cotton fabrics, but we would always advise testing a small piece first as manufacturing processes do vary, Creative Thread do not accept responsibility for unpredictable results of washed fabric.
- Unfold all fabrics before putting into the washing machine.
- Wash light coloured fabrics in tepid water with a phosphate free detergent.
- Soak dark coloured fabrics individually in cold water for approximately half an hour and then machine wash in cold water with a phosphate free detergent.
- Ensure your washing machine is set to a low spin cycle.
- Tumble fabric almost dry then remove and press with an iron.
Completed quilts made from light and dark fabrics should only be washed in cold water.
My pattern is in yards but your website shows meters, how much do I need?
1 yard is the equivalent of 0.92m.
We therefore suggest that you order the same number of meters as your patterns asks for in yards. You will have a little left over that would make the perfect beginning to a scrap project!