Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fabric Info & FAQ

All the info you need about the fabrics available in the Thistle and Fox Fabric Shop on Etsy. Includes fabric widths, thread count, common uses, shrinkage info and close up images of fabric texture.


Quick Guide to Fabric WIDTHS


Quilt Weight Cotton/Kona Cotton - 42"
Lightweight Cotton/Basic Cotton - 42"
Cotton Poplin - 42"
Silk Crepe de Chine - 42"

Linen Cotton Canvas - 54"
Faux Suede - 54"
Eco Canvas - 54"
Satin - 54"
Silky Faille - 54"

Organic Cotton Knit - 56"
Organic Cotton Sateen - 56"
Fleece - 56"
Modern Jersey - 56"

Heavy Cotton Twill - 58"

Lightweight Cotton Twill - 58"
Cotton Spandex Jersey - 60"



FABRIC TYPES


Cotton Poplin


100% Cotton, All purpose woven fabric with a soft hand, easy to sew.

Printed with Ultra-Color technology for vibrant color and improved wash durability

☼ 42" wide printed area (107 cm)
☼ 3.7 oz per square yard
☼ Thread count: 133 x 72
☼ Appropriate for quilting, appliqué, shirting, dresses, children's clothing, cot sheets and home decor.
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 2-4% in length and width


Cotton Poplin


Cotton Poplin


Cotton Poplin


Cotton Poplin


Quilt Weight Cotton


(Kona Cotton)

100% Cotton, premium quilting weight
All purpose woven fabric with a soft hand, easy to sew

☼ 42" wide printed area (107 cm)
☼ 4.5 oz per square yard
☼ Thread count: 60 x 60
☼ Appropriate for quilting, appliqué, shirting, dresses, children's clothing, and home decor.
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 2% in length and 3% in width


Quilt Weight Cotton



Quilt Weight Cotton


 
Lightweight Cotton
 
Lightweight vs. Quilt Weight


Lightweight Cotton


(Basic Combed Cotton)

☼ 42" wide printable area (107 cm wide, 1 yard is 90cm long)
☼ 3.2 oz per square yard (90-100 grams per meter)
☼ Thread count: 78 x 76
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 2-4% in length and 2-4% in width

Details: 100% cotton suitable for doll clothes, blouses, lightweight dressmaking, small crafts, home decor. Has a slightly 'crisp' feel to it.


 

Organic Cotton Knit

Natural-white interlock knit, made from very soft 100% organic cotton.

☼ 56" wide printable area (142 cm).
☼ 5.8 oz per square yard.
☼ Interlock knit stretches along the crosswise grain about 25%.
☼ Estimated shrinkage: After printing some natural shrinkage may occur, leaving a printed area of approximately 54"-55" (137-140 cm).
After washing additional shrinkage may occur, resulting a total printed width of approximately 50"-52" (127-132 cm).

Total estimated shrinkage, including shrinkage from printing and washing:
8-11% in length and 8-11% in width.
☼ Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).











Linen Cotton Canvas


Light-weight canvas woven from 55% linen and 45% combed cotton.

☼ 54" wide printable area (137 cm)
☼ 6.2 oz per square yard
☼ Thread count: 100 x 48
☼ Natural white
☼ Appropriate for tablecloths, tea towels, dresses, bags, and pillows.
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 3% in length and minimal in width.









Organic Cotton Sateen


100% organic cotton sateen with a glossy finish and soft hand

☼ 56" wide printable area (142 cm)
☼ Bright White, 3.8 oz per square yard
☼ Thread count: 142 x 80
☼ Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
☼ Appropriate for clothing and pillows.









Silky Faille

100% polyester fabric

☼ 54" wide printable area (137 cm)
☼ White, 4.4 oz per square yard
☼ Thread count: 145 x 73
☼ Light-to-medium-weight, with excellent draping properties
☼ Crisp, bright color that washes well
☼ Appropriate for drapes, dresses, blouses, scarves and outerwear such as kimono jackets, dressing gowns
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 2-3%











Silk Crepe de Chine


Semi-sheer 100% silk with a delicate texture and beautiful drape.

☼ 42" wide printable area (107 cm)
☼ 2.2 oz per square yard
☼ Appropriate for dresses, blouses, lingerie
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Please note that the texture of the silk means that printing will not always be 'on grain,' and dark colors may bleed very slightly along the edges of design elements.











Poly Crepe de Chine


Poly Crepe de Chine is just like Silk de Chine in texture

(silky drape, fine crepe texture, sheer and delicate weight)

suitable for scarves, delicate blouses, lingerie

☼ 100% polyester crepe de chine
☼ 52" wide printable area (132 cm)
☼ 1.9 oz per square yard
☼ Thread count: 198 x 112
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 0-2% in length and 0-2% in width


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Satin

100% polyester satin with a shiny finish

 54" wide printable area (137 cm)
 2.2 oz per square yard, Thread count: 165 x 79
 Appropriate for lining apparel and bags, wedding decor, 
and soft, silky accessories such as scarves,lingerie, 
kimono tops, dressing gowns and boxer shorts
 Estimated shrinkage: 1%










Eco-Canvas

100% polyester canvas with 45% recycled content

 54" wide printable area (137 cm)
 White, 8.7 oz per square yard
 Thread count: 32 x 88
 Crisp, bright color that washes well
 Appropriate for upholstery, bags, pillows, toys, play mats, and jackets
 Estimated shrinkage: 1%











Faux Suede

100% polyester woven napped fabric

 54" wide printable area (137 cm)
 White, 7.5 oz per square yard
 Thread count: 178 x 89
 Crisp, bright color that washes well
 Appropriate for bags, upholstery, pillows, structured clothing, and toys
 Estimated shrinkage: 1% in length











Sport Lycra


☼ 88% polyester, 12% Lycra fiber with moisture-wicking finish
☼ 56" wide printable area (142 cm)
☼ 8.4 oz per square yard
☼ 4-way stretch, 75% in width and 50% in length
☼ Optic white
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 0-2% in length and 0-2% in width
☼ Colorfast to chlorinated and salt water


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Heavy Cotton Twill 

Sturdy 100% cotton twill with an optic white finish

☼ 58" wide printable area (147 cm)
☼ 8 oz per square yard
☼ Thread count: 112 x 53
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 2-4% in length and 2-4% in width
☼ Testing is recommended for applications where the printed fabric will be exposed to heavy abrasion (rubbing).
☼ Appropriate for home decorating including drapery, table linens and some upholstery projects, banners, tote bags, pants, coats and jackets.











Lightweight Cotton Twill


100% cotton fabric printed, printed with Ultra-Color technology for vibrant color and improved wash durability

☼ 58" wide printable area (147 cm)
☼ 5.6 oz per square yard
☼ Thread count: 70 x 43
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 4-6% in length and 1-2% in width
☼ Appropriate for home decorating including drapery, table linens and some upholstery projects, banners, tote bags, pants, coats and jackets.




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Minky


100% polyester minky with a soft napped finish

☼ 54" wide printable area (137 cm)
☼ 6.1 oz per square yard
☼ Estimated shrinkage: 1-2% in length and 1-3% in width
☼ Appropriate for blankets, lounge wear and cold weather accessories





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More fabric options are available via Spoonflower, the list above is an explanation of the most popular fabrics for sale in the Thistle and Fox Etsy shop

Other fabrics available soon (printed in the UK) 


  • Velvet (100% Polyester - 135cm)
  • Organic Cotton Panama
  • Cotton Drill
  • Pima Lawn (100% Cotton - 140cm)
  • MELINO LINEN (7% LINEN 93% COTTON - 130 CM)
  • LIMANI LINEN (10% LINEN 90% COTTON - 130 CM)
  • Bamboo (100% bamboo, woven, lightweight - 130cm)
  • GEORGETTE (100% POLYESTER - 140 CM)
  • HEAVY SATIN FR (100% POLYESTER - 140 CM - Ideal for Curtains)
  • SATIN (100% COTTON - 135 CM)



Linen Cotton Canvas printed with Honeybee Golden



 FAQ. 

Q. Can I sell items I've made from your fabrics?

----> Yes, of course! 

I always appreciate a mention of Thistle and Fox where possible so if you are selling your wares online, please credit me as the fabric print designer.

I also love to see photos of what you've created so please email me!


Q. Can I get a pattern I like in another color? Can you change the scale of the design for me?

----> Yes to both! 

I am happy to make simple adjustments to background colors or the scale of any of my existing designs. You'll need to contact me before checkout so I can make these changes for you before the fabric order is placed as it automatically goes into production when ordered via the Spoonflower site.


Q. Do you do collaborations?

----> Absolutely! 

Perhaps you sell baby clothes and you'd like an exclusively illustrated fabric? I'd love to work with you! Please contact me so we can discuss the finer details



Q. Can I get a sample of your fabric before I place a large order? 

----> Yes, though unfortunately I cannot afford to offer free samples. 


  • Have you ever sampled any of the fabrics from Spoonflower? This is where my fabrics are printed. You can order a swatch booklet of their entire range of fabric types (unprinted) here: 
www.spoonflower.com/design_tools
  • Or order a printed swatch sample of my design so you can see how the colors turn out on the fabric you are interested in. 
For my unreleased designs you'll need to order the swatch via my etsy shop using this listing: 
FABRIC SAMPLE PACK

  • Or browse my portfolio of over 1000 designs here: 
www.spoonflower.com/profiles/thistleandfox
  • Please note: You can only take advantage of free shipping if you place your order via my Etsy shop. 

If I can help you with any further questions please feel free to ask! 

Warm Regards, 

Lauren

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