I am crazy about all things creative - fabric, notions, zippers, embroidery, threads, you name it!
Hi, my name is Dawn. I'm a fabric, sewing, crafting, pattern junkie and not afraid to say it. I looooove anything associated with sewing and textiles! I am an avid sewer, upcycler and thrift store addict. While my hobbies vary- currently I enjoy collecting vintage sewing machines - my love of sewing however, is my one constant. I spend hours trolling local shops looking for the most unique items. I know there are treasures out there and am determined to find them. Take a look around. I hope you like what you see and stay a while.
I love helping my customers choose a collection of fabrics that works for them. If you need additional yardage amounts or just have a few questions, please send me a message. I'd be happy to hear from you.
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Receive FREE Domestic Shipping if you spend $125.00. Use Coupon Code FREESHIP125,
International customers who spend $125.00 will received 10% off you order. Use coupon code INTLSHIPDISCOUNT.
ONLY 1 COUPON PER PURCHASE MAY BE USED.
I strive to provide the best service possible and customer satisfaction.
Please read the following shop policies prior to making your purchase. If for any reason you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me.
I would love to hear from you!
Accepted payment methods
- Discover Network
- American Express
- Etsy Gift Cards
Custom orders will be on hold for 24 hours. If the order remains unpaid after that the fabrics/items will be released to other costumers
Refunds of shipping costs are issued if $1.00 (One Dollar) over actual shipping costs is exceeded. (Example, Shipping Costs charged by Etsy are $9.53. Actual shipping costs are $8.00. A refund of $1.53 ($9.53 - $8.00 = $1.53) will be issued)
Arizona State residents will be charged sales tax.
Combined shipping on Etsy is really awful, as far as fabric sellers go. Please use the following information to get an estimate of what your shipping charges might be. Shipping fees in excess of $1.00 or more over the actual shipping cost will be refunded. The refund will be processed with your order when shipped.
Shipping Methods and Rates to US/Canada/Everywhere Else:
This shipping list is for Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes or boxes. I ship packages using the method chosen by the buyer (First Class or Priority Mail) unless the method cannot be utilized. The list below will give you a general idea of what shipping costs could be.
Due to rising cost of shipping supplies, I have found it necessary to add a $1.50 processing fee per domestic US orders and a $2.00 processing fee on international outside of the US orders.
***The following are shipping ESTIMATES. Actual shipping costs may vary and are subject to change without notice***
Shipping Rates for COTTON Fabrics: Typically 1 yard of Cotton Quilt Weight Fabric weighs 6oz.
1-2 Yards of quilt weight cotton can ship via USPS First Class Mail
3-8 yards of quilt weight cotton can ship via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelope – Domestic $6.50, Canada $22.75, Other International $32.25
9-15 yards of quilt weight cotton via USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box- Domestic $12.40, Canada $43.65, Other International $72.15
16-45 yards of quilt weight cotton via USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box-Domestic $17.05, Canada $56.95, Other International $91.15
Shipping Rates for FLANNEL fabrics: Typically 1 yard of Flannel Fabric weighs 6oz. but is bulkier.
1-2 Yards of flannel can ship via USPS First Class Mail
4 yards of flannel can ship via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelope – Domestic $6.50, Canada $22.75, Other International $32.25
5-11 yards of quilt weight cotton via USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box- Domestic $12.40, Canada $43.65, Other International $72.15
12-30 yards of quilt weight cotton via USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box-Domestic $17.05, Canada $56.95, Other International $91.15
Shipping Rates in the US for JERSEY KNIT Fabric (this does not include french terry, quilted cottons or quilted knits) Fabrics: Typically these fabrics can significantly vary in weight and cost.
1 yard can ship via USPS First Class Mail
2 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelope
3-4 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A
5-6 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B
7-10 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box
11-16 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
Shipping Rates in the US for HEAVY KNIT FABRICS (including french terry, quilted cottons or quilted knits)
1 yard can ship via USPS First Class Mail
2 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Padded Envelope
3 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A
4 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B
5-7 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box
8-11 yards can ship via USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
Typically I work and ship Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and occasionally on Saturday's. Orders placed after Noon on Fridays, may not ship until the following Monday. This shop is closed on all major US holidays. Although, I still try to respond to messages as quickly as possible, sometimes, family and/or holiday events prohibit me from doing so.
PLEASE make sure your shipping address is correct on your order as The Fabric Asylum is not responsible for packages delivered to the wrong address.
The Fabric Asylum will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or undeliverable packages due to an incorrect address. I will be happy to assist you with locating your package by providing all relevant shipping information. If you have delivery issues with your local postal service, it is your responsibility to let me know and purchase insurance. Additional insurance or other mail services, must be added to your order prior to payment completion.
ORDER CANCELLATION - If a requested item is unavailable, The Fabric Asylum reserves the right to cancel that order or item from an order and immediately issue a refund for that item plus any related shipping charge.
LOW OR OUT OF STOCK INVENTORY - Occasionally an item might be low on stock for your order, or out of stock. If the fabric/item is out of stock, a refund will be issued and your order cancelled. If the fabric/item has insufficient stock to fill your order, a message will be sent to you, offering to complete your order with stock that is available, refunding the difference, or cancel your order and refund the entire amount. If there is no response within 3 business days, your order will be completed, sending the stock on hand and a partial refund for the product that is unavailable.
RETURNS: Please read the item description completely, returns are not accepted on Patterns, Cut Fabrics, Changed Mind and Color. I'm a small business, not a major department store. Once fabric is ordered it is yours. If there is a problem, please contact me.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - please note that "package tracking" may not available beyond US customs for first class or priority mail. The Fabric Asylum is not responsible for any fees incurred through customs. Additional insurance or other mail services, must be added to your order prior to payment completion.
CUSTOMS FORMS - The Fabric Asylum is required to mark "merchandise" and the actual amount paid for your merchandise on all customs forms. When your package arrives you may be required to pay an additional tariff or fee to pick up your package. The Fabric Asylum is NOT responsible to pay this fee. Please do not ask me to alter any information to lower your custom fees. I am happy to ship your order in multiple packages to lower the purchase amount of each package, however, additional shipping charges will apply. If a package is refused and returned to sender, shipping costs will NOT be refunded
REQUESTS TO DELAY SHIPPING - The Fabric Asylum ships all packages within 1-5 business days unless otherwise stated in the listing. Requests to delay shipping will not be honored. If a shipping delay is needed, either wait to purchase or send me a message to discuss options.
REQUESTS TO NOT INCLUDE AN INVOICE IN YOUR PACKAGE - If your purchase is a gift, and you do not want the invoice enclosed in the package, please send me a message AND annotate your request on the order when checking out
REQUESTS TO CHANGE THE RETURN ADDRESS - A request to change the return address will not be honored. This is for the protection of both the Buyer and the Seller in the event a package is undeliverable to the buyers address.
ADDITIONAL INSURANCE: The USPS includes $100 of insurance with the purchase of all domestic Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express postage. If you need to insure these package types for more than what is included, please purchase shipping label insurance on the label purchase page for the entire value of the package.
Returns and exchanges
You MUST contact The Fabric Asylum and report any/all damages within ten (10) calendar days. You may be asked to provide pictures of the alleged damage. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs. Once the item has been cleared for a return, upon receipt, the item will be carefully inspected. The item must be free from use, wear, soil, stains and damage. It must still be in new and un-laundered condition. A video will be taken showing the opening of your package and inspection of your item. This video will be available for your review. If any of the aforementioned adverse conditions are found, a refund WILL NOT be issued. You will be given the choice of paying additional shipping to have the item returned to you, or I will donate the item for you. Once the item has been found to be free of all adverse conditions (except the claimed damage) a refund will be issued within ten (10) business days. Refunds will not be given for shipping & handling charges unless the item was damaged by The Fabric Asylum.
Buyers Remorse is not a valid reason for return. Once the fabric is cut, it is your fabric. Returns will not be authorized or accepted.
Due to copyright laws, patterns and books may not be returned or exchanged.
There is up to a ten (10) business day processing time on all refunds.
Due to the color variations in computer monitors, we do our best to describe the color of the fabric you are receiving. Many times the manufacturer picture is used, since that is the best photo depiction of the actual fabric. We encourage you to also view the fabric on the manufacturer's website if you are have a concern.
Additional policies and FAQs
A Custom Order Request does not guarantee that the items are being held indefinitely. It also does not remove the item from inventory, until you complete the purchase.
If you require your purchase to be rushed, please include the rush option to your order.
Frequently asked questions
Does shipping REALLY cost that much???
Combined shipping on Etsy is really awful, as far as fabric sellers go. Please choose a shipping cost that is appropriate to your item(s). NOTE: USPS will be increasing their rates early in 2017. Shipping fees in excess of $1.00 or more will be refunded. The refund will be processed with your order when shipped.
Orders will be shipped using your selected shipping policy. Please leave a message if you desire a different USPS shipping method. Typically I use USPS First Class or Priority Flat Rate Mail depending on size and weight. Orders will be shipped within 1-5 business days of paid order. NOTE: USPS will be increasing their rates early in 2017.
Do You Combine Shipping?
Yes! I am always happy to combine shipping to save you money. You can purchase multiple items with confidence, knowing any excess shipping you pay will be reimbursed according to my policies (see "Shipping and Policies" under the listing photo).
How much of this fabric do you have left?
Look for a drop down menu to the right of the photo on the listing. This will tell you how many units (yards or other amounts) are remaining. If there is no drop down menu, it will say "Only 1 available".
Are your fabrics pre-cut 1 yard pieces?
Mostly, no, fabrics are on the bolt and multiple yards are cut consecutively when an order is placed. However, sometimes only remnant pieces remain, but the listing always reflects what sizes are available.
What is a PreOrder?
PreOrder items in my shop are items that I do not yet have in hand. I often offer new fabric collections prior to manufacturer release to allow my customers to be the first to receive these new fabrics upon arrival to me.
PreOrders are NOT recommended for time-sensitive projects. I cannot guarantee a receipt or shipping date. All dates provided are estimates ONLY, until the fabric is in hand.
Please do not offer these items to your own customers before they're listed in-stock in my shop, as I do not process order cancellations due to manufacturer delays. Once ordered, your requested yardage is set aside specifically for you, and your order will be processed promptly upon receipt to me. If you have additional questions, please ask!
If you are looking for an item and it is not in my shop, ask me if I can get it. The price you are wanting to pay and when you need it by. I will be happy to help you locate the item(s) that you seek. Consider me your personal shopper!