Can I purchase decorator fabrics at Spotlight?
Yes, you can. Decorator fabrics tend to be heavier than dressmaking fabrics, which means they lend themselves to a variety of interior uses such as upholstery, bedding, curtains, cushions and more. Of course, they are also often used for craft projects including quilting, and the making of bags, hats and other accessories, as well as many storage objects for around the home.
What types of decorator fabric can I find at Spotlight?
Our range includes a variety of fabrics, some heavier than others, in plain, striped and patterned varieties. This means you can easily mix and match fabrics for a stunning effect. Choose from ethnic stripes, bright plain colours, elegant pastel designs and several fun animal and garden designs, which would lend themselves to making animal baskets, cushions, garden seat covers and more.
What are the uses of cotton canvas fabric?
Cotton canvas fabric was originally manufactured from hemp but is now primarily made of cotton. There are two kinds of canvas, cotton duck canvas and cotton plain canvas. Cotton duck canvas is woven more tightly than plain canvas. Canvas is often divided into different categories based on its weight, sometimes displayed as a measurement of ounces per square yard or grammes per square metre.
Canvas is used in almost every area of everyday life. Canvas cotton fabric is used to make tents, sails, backpacks, trampolines, shoes, bags, purses, and even signs. This fabric is also a major part of craft projects, often used in scrapbooking, needlepoint, and decoupage. The tight weave makes canvas waterproof and windproof, and it can take treatments to improve those properties even further. This makes it ideal for many outdoor uses around the home and garden too, including covers for garden furniture and sun blinds to name but a few. Canvas can be treated with fire-retardant materials, as well as giving it mildew-resistant properties, which means the fabric requires very little maintenance compared to many other types of fabric.
What else should I know about the decorator fabrics range?
One of the most popular fabrics in this range is cotton ticking fabric. Originally prized for covering mattresses and pillows, as the tight weave stopped feathers from poking through, it is usually found as white and blue striped material. In recent years, it has regained popularity as an upholstery material for bench seats, cushions and even blinds. Its design lends itself well to a country-look or maritime style, and the fabric is sturdy enough to withstand daily use.
Does Spotlight sell other fabrics too?
Yes, as well as decorator fabrics, why not check out our large range of curtain and blind material, upholstery fabrics and general-purpose fabrics? You will find everything you need for all your projects in and around the home, in traditional and contemporary fabrics as well as wide selection of kids designs. Of course, there are also dressmaking fabrics, craft fabrics and specialty fabrics to be found here at Spotlight, so check out the whole range of fabrics today!