Olfa Rotary Cutting Tools

olfa rotary fabric cutterMade in Osaka, Japan, land of the Samurai…where they know about the blade! OLFA manufacture the finest in hand-held cutting technology and replacement blades, Introduced by OLFA in 1979, the Olfa rotary cutter has changed the quilting and sewing industry. 45mm Cutter is the most popular size available, this cutter features a blade safety cover and handle is designed to reduce hand fatigue.

The cutter has a rolling razor blade used to cut fabrics into shapes, strips and pieces for sewing, quilting and craft projects. Olfa Rotary Cutters Accommodate both right and left handed users and can cut through multiple layers of fabric at one time. Continue reading “Olfa Rotary Cutting Tools”

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How To Cut Fabric For Samples

In this guide we will be showing you how to cut a length of fabric evenly and neatly to make it suitable for usage as samples.

Requirements

For this guide you will need the following:

  • A fabric cutting machine
  • A length of fabric
  • A pair of scissors

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Fabric Metre Guidelines

We sell fabric by the metre; a term called Linear Metre which is sometimes confused with square metres where the latter relates more to how carpet is sold. You would be amazed how many people ask us every day how we sell fabrics. Continue reading “Fabric Metre Guidelines”

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Fire Retardant Fabric Explained

Inherent fire retardant (IFR) and back-coated (NDFR), are the two standards for fire retardant fabrics. With IFR being durable and NDFR being non-durable.

For inherent fire retardant (IFR) the fabric is woven using modern day fire retardant yarns, rated for durable, hard wearing, repetitive commercial uses; where washing is key criteria for not losing the fire retardant standards required.

 

 

 

 

Not all fabric qualities can achieve IFR standard due to the practical availability of IFR yarns, in this instance, we can back-coat and spray any fabric with chemicals to fire ratings. Fire retardant sprays are 100% durable for up to 10 washes maximum, however, they have the advantage of being applied to any fabric. Continue reading “Fire Retardant Fabric Explained”

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Leatherette Vinyl Maintenance

Caring for and cleaning your leatherette vinyl fabrics is easy. Simply follow the steps below to keep your fabrics looking attractive, clean and stain free. We don’t sell leather but we do sell many leatherette’s which is a synthetic version of leather, some of which are very durable. Leatherette has many upholstery uses so constant use will cause wear and tear, but taking proper care of your leatherette will prolong its lifespan.

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Fabric Basics: Woven Fabrics

Woven fabrics are composed of fibers that are hung on a loom and then interlaced with other fibers, both vertically (known as the warp) and horizontally (known as the weft), to form a textile. A helpful mnemonic device to remember the different directions is, “Weft goes right and left.” Continue reading “Fabric Basics: Woven Fabrics”

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