We keep a good
portion of the fabrics you'll find in our online
catalog in the shop, although not every single
one. If you need a fabric urgently please make a
note of that in the Special Instructions
or give us a call. We will notify you if a fabric
needs to be ordered.
* Note for Hands Across the Sea Queen of the May
Sampler. The model was stitched on Zweigart Summer Khaki, but it does
not resemble the photo. It's is true Khaki color (green/brown). We are
recommending Light Mocha, which is closer to the tones in the photo. For
32, 36 & 40 count you will need a full yard. For the custom cut we
are doing for 28 count, visit the Queen of the May order page.
General ordering time is as follows for the main
brands if we are out of stock. For all other brands
it's dependent on when we're ready to place an
|Access Commodities, Weeks Dye Works, Wichelt, Zweigart
||2-12 weeks. 28 count colors may take several weeks
if we do not have them in stock. Double-Dyed and
custom cuts may be significantly longer depending on
the dyeing schedule for that color. Double
Dyed colors are marked as such in the catalog.
|Picture This Plus
|3-4 months - we typically order about once a
fabrics will generally be tagged with one of the
is no longer producing this color at the present
time. Since the list changes several times a year we
may still be able to obtain the fabric if we don't
have it in stock. If none of the US suppliers have
access to it - it's gone (and it may be tagged as DISC
- Gone if we know that's the case).
||At last check, the color was in the
current production list for Zwegiart Germany.
|| This is a color specific to US
distributor Fleur de Paris and
should be in production for them or will be
available until supplies run out.
|| This is a color specific to US
distributor Access Commodities and
will be available until supplies run out.
| If you're willing to take a
substitute, in type of fabric, color or count,
indicate that in the Special Instructions.
It can mean finding something in stock or that we
can easily getting vs. waiting.
|Fabric can be serged or
canvas taped. Since not everyone may wish that to be
done, we have provided a place on the for you to
indicate that. Simply check mark the box and that
notation will get added to your piece of fabric or
canvas. There is no charge for this service.
NOTICE: Fabric widths are
generally accurate but vendors do sometimes change
the widths. If you need a specific width please
note your stitch count in the appropriate box
below so we can ensure you get the correct cut of
PRICE UPDATES: When we
process your order the price may be higher than
noted in the on-line catalog.
Prices continue to rise every time
we order fabric, sometimes by quite a bit. We
reserve the right to charge the new price. If that
is not acceptable do please contact us to confirm
a specific price and availability before ordering.
In most cases our fabric is on the
shelves as yardage and we sell it in some cut
sizes that we have found work well both for
stitcher's and for us. The fabric catalog has the
name of the cut (e.g. Stitcher's Quarter) and for
that particular fabric what the cut will be (e.g.
18x27). A "Regular" cut means it runs selvage to
selvage. So a Regular Half is 18" by the width.
When we apply the term "Stitcher's" it means the
cut is twice the length of a regular cut and 1/2
the width. So a Stitcher's Quarter is 18" by half
the width of the fabric. In most cases a
Stitcher's cut proves to be more suitable for
stitching projects but not always. There are a few
fabrics already pre-cut by the vendor or
pre-finished to a certain size (e.g. a
If when you order, you are unsure of
how much you need make an educated guess and there
is a text field for the each fabric where you can
give us your stitch count. We can figure out the
best cut and let you know what that is if it's not
what you selected.
You can also use Yarn Tree's Fabric Calculator to help estimate the size you'll need.
find a list of the fabrics by type and vendors on
the main Fabric
page, where you can click on a fabric and the search
engine will bring the results back for you. The
methods below let you do your own search.
The General Search is useful if you want to
find a fabric by its name vs. color or anything
else. So you can search for "Alba" and it will
return fabrics with that as part of their
description. If you want to search for more than one
keyword type each keyword in and select whether it
should look for ANY of those keywords or ALL of
them. A search for Aida White 14 with
return different results depending upon whether you
select the ANY or ALL keyword match. With the search
set to ANY you will get matches where either of the
keywords exists - a lot more than you probably want.
For most search you probably want to search for ALL
keywords and that is set as the default. To see the
entire list enter *.* as the search term and you'll
the entire fabric catalog - yes, it's a lot of
If you want to find any of the Discontinued fabrics
we have in stock, search for DISC. We now
have most of the fabric vendor's part numbers listed
as part of the description so you can search for
those as well. Specialty fabrics like Skirtex are
also listed in this catalog.
searchable fabric database contains a
reasonably up-to-date listing of all the
fabrics we carry.
Because of how the search is done you will
sometimes get more results than you might think.
Searching for "30" will also get you not only
the 30 count items but those that have a price
of $30.00. Fortunately this isn't usually a
problem but it will explain why you will
occasionally get a match that isn't apparent.
If you have not used pull-down lists often all
you need to do is to click on the downward
facing triangle to see the other items in the
list. Most browsers will let you type in the
first character and take you to that section of
the list, so you don't need to always scroll
down to get to the bottom.
The Search by Type, Count Vendor and/or Color
is useful if you want to see what a particular
vendor has available, or what fabrics come in a
particular color. You can do the same things in
the General search, this just makes it more
convenient to choose from a list of options. If
you find something you think might be in the
list,try typing a portion of the description in
the General Search above. Sometimes the search
algorithm gets a little confused but we think
we've got most of the search bugs worked out. If
you find something in the general search you can't
find with this one, let us know so we can fix it.
A word about hand-dyed
With all hand-dyed linens the colors will vary
slightly from dye lot to dye lot. If you are doing
more than one piece from the same color be sure to
order enough at one time to get the same dye lot and
make a note of that in the Special Instructions.
Also be aware that the color it looks like in a
photo for a given design may bear little relation to
the actual color. Some colors photograph very
differently than they look like in "real life" and
dye lots differ as well. Hand-dyed fabrics all
shrink some amount due to the amount of time they
spend in water. So what starts out as say, 28 count,
might end up more like 29 count and with some linens
the ground fabric threads plump up more. If you've
not stitched with a hand-dyed fabric we suggest
purchasing a small amount and trying it to see if
it's to your stitching tastes.
Lakeside Linens, Legacy Linens, Picture
This Plus and Weeks Dye Works should
be able to get wet, either to iron them or to clean
them a bit. Fabric
Flair Effects (sparkles, stripes, prints,
etc.) can be dampened to get wrinkles out, but
washing is not recommended. With any hand-dyed or
special effects fabric you should test a sample
first before either steam ironing or washing.
Machine washing is NEVER
recommended for most fabrics. It is simply too
abrasive. Fabrics such as Afghan or table linens
which can be laundered should be done with care.
Check with the manufacturer or dyer's website to
find out more about cleaning instructions.
Hand-dyeing the fabrics causes them to shrink
slightly. Some vendors take this into account before
they dye it so we get a full yard when we order.
With others a yard comes as 34-35" or so. If it is
critical that your piece be a certain size please
note that in the special instructions so that if we
cannot accommodate this, we can suggest a different
|Fabric is not returnable. If you are
unsure about size, color, count or anything else
relating to your project's fabric needs, please
contact us before ordering. We're happy to help you
choose the best option for your project, even if
that means matching a fabric color to a DMC floss