It's Raining Baby Showers! Let's Celebrate By Having Some Enjoyable, Old-Fashioned, Handmade Fun!

If you're planning a baby shower and would like to host an enjoyable, old-fashioned shower then you've come to the right place. "It's Raining Baby Showers" can provide you with party products, print patterns, e-patterns, e-printables, fabric, handmade dolls, a baby shower merchandise store, some baby shower decorating ideas and some freebies. We're here to help you decorate either for your baby shower. It's raining baby showers! Let's have some old-fashioned decorating fun!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

What Kind Of Fabrics Can We Choose From?



If you're wondering what kind of fabrics you have to choose from in our "Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs" Spoonflower.com fabric store they are as follows:

Basic Combed Cotton

100% combed cotton fabric, made from ring-spun yarn
42" wide printable area (107 cm)
3.2 oz per square yard
Thread count: 78 x 76
Appropriate for quilting, appliqué, shirting, dresses, children's clothing, and home decor.
Estimated shrinkage: 3.5% in length and 2% in width
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

*NEW* Kona® Cotton: Premium Quilting Weight

100% cotton fabric with a soft hand, easy to sew
42" wide printable 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%
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.
See more on the Kona® Cotton page

Cotton Poplin

100% cotton fabric
42" wide printable area (107 cm)
3.7 oz per square yard
Thread count: 133 x 72
Appropriate for quilting, shirting, skirts, dresses, pajamas, and home decor.
Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Cotton Voile

Semi-transparent 100% combed cotton fabric, with a delicate, gauzy texture.
Please note that this fabric replaces cotton lawn, which was discontinued on 11/30/2010.
54" wide printable area (142 cm)
1.4 oz per square yard
Thread count: 70 x 70
Appropriate for dresses, blouses, lingerie, scarves and handkerchiefs.
Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Dry clean or hand wash gently, warm or cool, using phosphate-free detergent. Air-dry.

Cotton Silk

55% cotton / 45% silk fabric with a soft sheen on the printed side
40" wide printable area (102 cm)
2.4 oz per square yard
Natural white
Luxurious hand and drape of silk, benefits of cotton
Appropriate for dresses, blouses, pajamas, lingerie, lining, quilting, and home decor accents.
Estimated shrinkage: 2%
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Linen-Cotton Canvas

Sophisticated 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 [We have observed that the material may appear slightly cream colored prior to washing.]
Appropriate for table cloths, tea towels, dresses, bags, and pillows.
Estimated shrinkage minimal.
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Organic Cotton Interlock Knit

Very soft, natural off-white knit, made from 100% organic cotton.
56" wide printable area (142 cm)
5.6 oz per square yard
Interlock knit stretches along the crosswise grain about 25%
Estimated shrinkage: 6% length, 4% width
Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
Produced in the USA
Appropriate for many kinds of children and adult apparel items, including t-shirts, dresses, baby clothes, and more.
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Organic Cotton Sateen

100% organic cotton sateen with a glossy finish and soft hand
56" wide printable area (142 cm)
3.8 oz per square yard
Thread count: 142 x 80
Certified organic cotton by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
Peroxided white [Note that prior to 3/25/10, we printed on natural rather than white.]
Appropriate for clothing and pillows.
Estimated shrinkage: 3%
Machine wash warm or cool using phosphate-free detergent.

Heavy Cotton Twill

Sturdy 100% cotton twill with an optic white finish. [Formerly described as "upholstery-weight twill."]
58" wide printable area (145 cm)
7.2 oz per square yard
Thread count: 112 x 53
Appropriate for upholstery projects, home decorating, pants, tote bags, banners, coats and jackets, window draperies, tablecloths, and place mats.
Estimated shrinkage: 4%
For best results, dry clean only. We recommend using GreenEarth Cleaning or any other dry cleaning method that does not use the solvent perchloroethylene (perc).

Silk Crepe de Chine

Semi-sheer 100% silk with a delicate texture and beautiful drape.
42" wide printable area (107 cm)
16mm, 2.2 oz per square yard
Appropriate for dresses, blouses, pajamas, lingerie, and lining.
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.
For best results, dry clean only. We recommend using GreenEarth Cleaning or any other dry cleaning method that does not use the solvent perchloroethylene (perc).

Most of our "It's Raining Baby Showers" pattern projects use fat quarters and most were made using basic combed cotton and cotton poplin.  I tend to favor combed cotton, cotton poplin, linen-cotton canvas, and organic cotton sateen. However, you can request a sample of their fabrics and choose for yourself.

If you'd like to see what the fabrics look like before you order Spoonflower has a fabric sample pack that they would be happy to send you. Each Sample booklet contains a 4" x 4" swatch of each of the fabrics listed above. For more information on their fabrics and sample pack please CLICK HERE or on the image below:

Swatchbook

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