About Our Fabric
Jinny’s fabric is 100% cotton and is manufactured by RJR Fabrics. Most fabric is 42” – 45” wide.
We know: sometimes you just have to see it! We would be happy to send you up to three swatches per request. Be sure to include as much detail as possible in your request, including the style numbers of any specific fabrics you’d like to see. You can email us or send us a note via the postal service – this is particularly helpful if you’d like us to try to match a fabric. We appreciate it if you can include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Why We Tear Our Fabric
At JINNY BEYER STUDIO, when you order fabric yardage, we usually tear rather than cut the yardage requested. Although loose threads can make things a little messier than cutting, tearing ensures that you receive usable yardage in the complete length you requested. For more details, see The Advantages of Tearing Fabric.
To Pre-Wash or Not?
Some quilters pre-wash everything to avoid potential issues with shrinkage or loose dye; others prefer to work with unwashed fabric and choose not to pre-wash. Staff at JINNY BEYER STUDIO fall into both camps. Jinny’s fabrics are first-quality cottons created specifically for quilters, so we suggest that you follow your preferred approach with Jinny Beyer fabric.
The manufacturer’s care instructions are as follows:
Pre-washing all new fabrics (yard goods or precut patches) before using them in a quilt ensures that there will be no uneven shrinkage and no transfer of colors when the quilt is laundered.
Unfold all fabric before putting into the washing machine.
Wash light-colored fabrics in lukewarm water with a phosphate free detergent.
Soak dark-colored fabrics individually in cold water for at least half an hour to set the dyes and then machine wash in cold water with a phosphate-free detergent.
Tumble fabrics almost dry, then remove from dryer and press with an iron. To avoid wrinkling, do not put more than six yards of fabric in dryer at one time.
Pre-cut samples or kit pieces should not be machine washed and dried. Being careful not to over-handle, separate these pieces into piles of same-colored patches, and preshrink them by soaking in cold water. If color bleeds, repeat until water runs clear. Place patches on toweling or white paper towels to dry. Some of our Palette Collection kits include 150 different fabric swatches. If you choose to wash them according to the manufacturer’s suggestions, you must take extra care to ensure that the fabrics stay in the original order provided in the kit.
For satisfactory results, please follow the above instructions before using these fabrics. Quilts made with both light and dark colored fabrics should only be washed in cold water.