Glossary of Fabric.com Terms

Reorderable Item

For those that need to know an item will always be in stock, we offer items that we are able to re-order and keep available in our inventory of 500,000+ yards of fabric.

Non-Reorderable Item

We work very hard to find the best and deals and latest trends on all the products that you want. It may be one of our special purchases where our dedicated buyers find first quality overstocks, liquidations, closeouts and more at prices that are up to 50% off the regular retail value. Or it could be we have found the latest hot designer fabrics, but we can't restock it. There is always something new, but quantities can be limited, so act fast on these great finds. Getting a great deal does not mean sacrificing quality.

Almost Sold Out

Our stock position is at 20 yards or less for an item. This item is not reorderable, so act fast as it will be gone soon!

Swatch

We do sell swatches of most of our fabrics. Look for the "Order Swatch" icon associated with each fabric. This will indicate if a swatch is available for that particular fabric or not. Because many of the fabrics we stock are not re-orderable and are special purchases, there is the possibility that a fabric could sell out by the time you receive your swatch.

Generous Cut

We go the extra mile by adding an extra inch to every yard we cut to insure we are accurate and you are never short.

Washing Tips

Pre-Treat Your New Fabrics!

It is very important to treat/ wash your new fabrics exactly as you plan to treat/wash them after the garment or home d├ęcor item is made. Even dry cleaning can produce some shrinkage. We recommend you test a 4" x 4" square of your new fabric if you are at all unsure how it will react to your chosen laundering method. If you always test the same sized square, you will be able to check the percentage of shrinkage.