Pure cotton fabric, pre-washed and ready to make your own beeswax wraps, or use in quilting, sewing or craft projects.
How to buy
Our fabric is sold in fat quarters or half metre lengths. If you purchase multiple fat quarters, they will be individually cut. If you purchase multiple half metres, they will be a continuous length of fabric. Note that we usually only list a few metres of each fabric at any time, however we usually have more in stock - feel free to check with us for larger amounts.
Our fabrics are pre-washed.
All of our fabrics are washed on arrival at Dee's Bees, which gives you a couple of benefits:
- you don't need to pre-wash our fabrics when you receive them; we've already done it, so you can get straight into your crafty fun.
- you're not paying for shrinkage - our fabrics are cut after they are washed, so you're getting the use of the full measure you've paid for.
Of course, fabric also shrinks across the width of the bolt, as well as the length, so our fabric bolt that usually starts at 112 cm wide pre-washing may be a few cm narrower post-wash.
What is a fat quarter?
Fabric is usually sold by the linear metre, so a quarter metre of fabric would usually be 25 cm long by the width of the roll (usually about 112 cm). A fat quarter is cut at 50 cm long by half the width of the roll - giving you a square-ish piece of fabric that is often a more practical size to use.
Our fat quarters are cut at least 50 cm long, however the width will vary a little depending on wash shrinkage, but are generally around 53 cm wide (56 cm pre-wash).
I'm making beeswax wraps - how much fabric do I need?
Each of our 120 gram blocks of beeswax blend is enough to wax around half a metre of fabric, or two fat quarters. Keep it simple with a single pattern, or mix and match - your choice!
Search terms for this pattern:
Fantail, Piwakawaka, native bird, New Zealand, Kiwiana, pohutukawa, kowhai