Our new quilted fabrics!

Quilted Fabrics

We have a new range of quilted fabrics, created right here in-house. Featuring an array of Textures, colours and prints .

What is Quilted Fabric?

Quilted Fabric is fabric constructed using a layer of wadding sandwiched between two layers of your fabric of choice. The fabric is then secured using a variety of intricate stitching lines, usually forming a repeat pattern.

Quilted Italian lining fabric

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Digital Print Base Fabrics

New in digital print fabrics ! With the growing trend of digital textile printing onto fabrics; demand has increased for promotional wear, corporate branding, visual communication, flags, banners, and retails graphics.

We have a full range of Digital print fabrics which can be printed onto directly using a suitable inkjet printer. All fabrications are inherently flame retardant and conforms to British Standards for flame retardancy.

Please see our full range below https://www.fabricuk.com/search.php?qry=digital+print+base&Search=&option=fabric&qry_submit=1 

Digital print fabrics

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Twill Fabrics

Twill Fabric is technically a double sided fabric a front side and a back side, front side of a twill fabric is the face side and the back side is called the back face,

The face side has a more pronounced wale, very durable and more attractive widely used in the fashion trade, twills are often used for sturdy workwear, school uniforms, corporate wear, general clothing and for durable upholstery,  the uneven surface of twill the fabric is a good feature to repel  Soiling and staining.

Example of a twill weave in everyday use is denim, if you look closely at any denim fabric you will see the diagonal twill weave.

Twill fabrics technically have a front and a back side, unlike plain weave, whose two sides are the same. The front side of the twill is called the technical face and the back the technical back. The technical face side of a twill weave fabric is the side with the most pronounced wale; it is usually more durable and more attractive, is most often used as the fashion side of the fabric, and is the side visible during weaving. If there are warp floats on the technical face (i.e. if the warp crosses over two or more wefts), there will be filling floats (the weft will cross over two or more warps) on the technical back. If the twill wale goes up to the right on one side, it will go up to the left on the other side. Twill fabrics have no “up” and “down” as they are woven.

Sheer fabrics are seldom made with a twill weave. Because a twill surface already has interesting texture and design, printed twills (where a design is printed on the cloth) are much less common than printed plain weaves. When twills are printed, this is typically done on lightweight fabrics.

Soiling and stains are less noticeable on the uneven surface of twills than on a smooth surface, such as plain weaves, and as a result twills are often used for sturdy work clothing and for durable upholstery. Denim, for example, is a twill.

The fewer interlacings in twills as compared to other weaves allow the yarns to move more freely, and therefore they are softer and more pliable, and drape better than plain-weave textiles. Twills also recover from creasing better than plain-weave fabrics do. When there are fewer interlacings, the yarns can be packed closer together to produce high-count fabrics. With higher counts, including high-count twills, the fabric is more durable, and is air- and water-resistant.

Twills can be divided into even-sided and warp-faced. Even-sided twills include foulard or surah, herringbone, houndstooth, serge, sharkskin, and twill flannel. Warp-faced twills include cavalry twill, chino, covert, denim, drill, fancy twill, gabardine, and lining twill.


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Calico Fabric

100% Cotton Calico Fabric

This light to medium weight natural calico fabric is perfect for a variety of projects. This calico comes to you in a loom state; this means this 100% cotton woven fabric is un-bleached, un-dyed and not pre-shrunk, so allow for a small amount of shrinkage. The weave gives the fabric a weight of 115gm per square metre and has an equal construction of 60x60x20; the technical term for this is 6020.

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Fleece Fabric Prints For Babies

Fleece Fabric – For Babies

Classic teddy bears to construction sites. Here are some of our fleece fabric perfect for babies and toddlers. Simple, friendly and recognisable shapes and faces, soft pastel shades or bold bright for the older toddlers.

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Bituminised Hessian Kraft Paper Backing

Bituminised Hessian Kraft paper

Bituminised Hessian Kraft paper ,this traditional rough open weave hessian fabric uses bitumen to achieve an extremely watertight protective covering. The black bitumen coating lays in-between the hessian fabric and the brown backing paper to create a fabric that will withstand vigorous and repetitive outdoor use.

 

Bitumen is the English term for asphalt, a naturally occurring material that can be refined into a viscous semi liquid used for road production.  Continue reading “Bituminised Hessian Kraft Paper Backing”


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Fire Retardant Hessian Wide Width

Fire Retardant Hessian

Fire Retardant Hessian, the natural colour and rough look of hessian fabric lends itself well to traditional country style themed events such as farmers markets, cider and beer festivals, craft fairs or barn dances!

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This extra wide option is particularly useful for covering market stalls and tables for events such as these. Our fire retardant option is ideal for public use as the fabric has been treated with a fire retardant coating which will fit public events health and safety standards.

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Fire Retardant Hessian Fabric

Fire Retardant Hessian Fabric

Fire Retardant Hessian Fabric, Coarsely woven jute hessian fabric, with all the attributes of classic hessian, strength, durability, environmentally friendly and colourful too! The rough jute fibres create a close weave, but not close enough to be entirely opaque, as with all hessian you will be able to see any background behind it.

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Italian Melton Wool Fabric

Italian Melton Wool

The history of Italian Melton wool making goes back hundreds of years in England, Scotland and wales.  Melton wool was first produced in the Lancashire town of Melton Mowbray. The town and surrounding areas became a hub for the popular wool production, which was used by people from all walks of life from necessities like blankets to luxuries like fitted coats.

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Halloween Costume Classics

Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a brilliant excuse to get dressed up, there a massive scope on outfit ideas. You don’t even have to go for a particularly scary Halloween Costume anymore, its more about the fun of getting into costume.

  

Today, though I shall be starting off with the Halloween costume classics and matching fabrics to themes that you can use for kids and adults.

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