Sandpiper is part of the Beyond the Sea collection created by surface pattern designer Michelle Engel Bencsko for textile manufacturer Cloud 9 Fabrics. This lovely design is sold by the quarter metre (50x55cm). These squares of fabric are usually called “fat quarters”. In the case of purchasing more than one fat quarter, the fabric will be cut on a continuous length with the final quarter of any odd-numbered quantity cut as a “skinny quarter.” If you like for example one metre, you just need to enter number 4 in the box when buying. If it is two metres, then the number will be 8, and so on. Minimum order is 2 fat quarters.
The table below will hopefully help you decide on your purchase:
1 Unit – 55cm wide x 50cm long
2 Units – 110cm wide x 50cm long
3 Units – 110cm wide x 75cm long
4 Units – 110cm wide x 100cm long
How to take care of your fabric: Before starting a new sewing or craft project, it is suggested to wash the fabric as it may shrinks later. It is not always mandatory, so it comes to your personal choice. Following Cloud 9 Fabrics instructions, before or after finishing your project, a gentle wash is the best option as it will take care of the colour and fibers for a longer time. Machine wash cold with the same type of colours, tumble dry for a short time only if necessary and iron at medium temperature.
If you have any questions regarding measurements or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to assist you.
Happy sewing and crafting!
*The first image is a digital file and the second one is a more real one taken with natural light. The colour of the fabric itself may vary slightly from the one in the pictures.