FAQs

I'm new to sewing.  Can you tell me a bit more about your products?

Most of the fabrics at STM are 100 percent cotton and are 44 inches wide.  They are premium quality which means they have a high thread count, not thin and see through.  They are ideal for craft sewing like handbags, purses, wallets, bunting, etc. They are also ideal for quilting and dressmaking. Our fabrics are also suitable for light weight home furnishings like cushions and curtains.  I do have some upholstery weight fabrics which will be described as such in the product description.  If you have an questions, please feel free to contact me.

How do I pay?

At the moment, we accept payments through Paypal or personal cheque. You can use your debit or credit card with paypal, and securea nd easy online payment service. I will be adding a bank transfer option in the near future.

What is a fat quarter and how do you sell them?

A fat quarter is a patchwork or quilting term for a piece of fabric
that is 18x22 inches in size. It's basically one yard (from the bolt) which has been quarter. It is a way of purchasing smaller quantities of fabric for sewer's who want a variety of prints or for smaller craft projects.

It is still easy to buy larger lengths of fabric for dress making, home decorating and quilting by ordering multiple fat quarters.  Here is a simple chart to show you how it works:

No. of FQ Length (inches) Width
(inches)
No. of yards In centi-metres
1 18 22 .25 45x55
2 18 44 .5 45x111
3 27 44 .75 68x111
4 36 44 1 91x111
5 45 44 1.25 114x111
6 54 44 1.5 137x111
7 63 44 1.75 160x111
8 72 44 2 182x111

Your fabric will always be cut to the longest length.

If you need further information, please feel free to contact me. I'm always happy to help.

How can I be sure the fabric I like will match or are the same colour as on your website?

Products are displayed as accurately as possible, but colours do vary according to your monitor settings.  If you are unsure, I am happy to help you match your fabrics, send you a sample or refund your purchase if you are unhappy with your items when they arrive.

Is it possible to order a sample? 

Absolutely.  Just get in touch with the fabric you would like a sample of and I can send you up to three different prints free of charge.

I'm looking for a fabric that you currently do no not stock, can you get it?

I'm always looking for new and exciting prints. Just let me know what you are looking for and I will do my best to find it for you.

Can I order fabric by the metre?

Sure you can!  Just send me a message with your requirements and I will send you a paypal money request.

Is it possible to buy a long fat quarter (9x44 inches)?             

No problem.  Again, just send me a message and we can make arrangements.

Now I have my fabric what do I do now?

It’s best to prewash all of your fabric before use.  All of the fabrics at Stitch Me Lane are cotton, linen or a blend of the two.  They will shrink a bit (cotton is usually about 3-5 percent, with linen being slightly higher).  The only fabric I do not prewash are jelly rolls or charm packs because they get very tangled.  No thanks;D

Our fabrics are not suitable for children's nightwear as it does not conform to flammability standards.

Can I send a product to someone else as a gift?

Yes – we have a gift wrapping service which you can select on checkout.

 

 

 

 

 

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