About the Product
Q: What the heck is a custom printed quilt top?
A: Our fabric is all digitally printed. This means that each piece you purchase is a one-off print. It is meant to be taken straight to the quilting machine, where no piecing is required. We offer printed sizes that allow you to actually finish a functional quilt with one single piece of fabric.
Q: Do you offer any coordinating yardage to your designs?
A: No. Because each piece is printed individually to minimize excess production and waste, we specialize in finished compositions, not yardage. However, we are confident that with our current saturated market of yardage prints, finding coordinating fabrics should be a breeze.
Q: What type of fabric do you print on?
A: We print on a super soft, buttery, semi-lightweight, color-fast, non-stretch, anti-wrinkle, anti-fade polyester poplin blend. When most people see the fabric in person, they usually ask, “Wow! Is this some sort of silk??” or they say “Oh this must be a cotton/poly blend because it is sooooo soft.” It really is beautiful. It is a tighter weave than a traditional cottons, but still drapes and billows like a cotton would. If you’d like, you can order a fat quarter swatch sample here.
That being said, in the future as our business grows, we plan to offer other substrates such as cotton, as well as even possibly silk. The R&D phases for many other substrates has already begun!
Q: Where do the designs come from?
A: Honest Fabric is made up of a community of designers. Some are within the quilting industry, and some have nothing to do with it. We have pattern designers, hand-letterers, painters, photographers, graphic designers and illustrators. Unlike many other on-demand fabric printing companies, our library is completely curated. No more filtering through tons of weird obscure stuff to find the goodies. We genuinely believe that there is a quilt top for everyone here.
Q: How often do the designs on the website change?
A: While our collection is still growing, we have not removed any of the designs that are offered. But, new ones are being added everyday! The amazing part about printing on demand is that a designer can create a piece of work, and the custom-printed quilt top of that work is literally available within a week of the designer submitting it to Honest Fabric. He do our best to stay on-trend, while also offering timeless classics that will be available for years to come.
Ordering and Shipping
Q: When will my fabric arrive on my doorstep?
A: Shipping times will vary based on the distance you live from Northern Utah. However, because our pieces are custom printed on demand, fulfillment can take anywhere from 5-10 business days. All pieces are shipped through the United States Postal Service, most likely in a flat rate padded envelope which typically takes anywhere from 1-4 business days in transit.
Q: Do you ship your fabric internationally?
A: Yes! Shipping and Handling rates will vary based on where in the world you are, but that flat rate shipping will be calculate at the check-out process, when you enter your mailing address. *HINT* That price does not change based on quantity, so if S+H feels a little steep, get your quilty buddies in on this goodness and place a group order! KA-CHING!
How to Get Involved
Q: What should I do if I want to become a designer?
A: It’s quite simple. We want the Honest Fabric design community to grow, and having more artists allows us to do that. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please fill out an application and show us some of your work! You might just fit right in. 🙂
Q: I am a professional longarm quilter. What can I do to help?
A: We love to see longarm quilters using our quilt tops! If you quilt fabric from us, please don’t hesitate to share your work with us! You can find us on Instagram, under @honestfabric. We would love to share your photos with the rest of the quilting community.
Q: I own a brick and mortar or online retail shop. Can I purchase your custom printed quilt tops at wholesale pricing?
A: As of February 2019, YES! We will be coordinating wholesale accounts with shops all over the country (and hopefully internationally too) as well as all over the interwebz! If you would like to get in on this wholesale goodness, please join our special email list used just for this purpose! We have a strong mission in people helping people, and know that running an independent quilt shop is not always easy. Hopefully Honest Fabric can offer something new and beautiful to your customer base, while helping you keep your slice of heaven of a quilt shop running smoothly.