07.12.07

FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:49 pm by Cookie Martyn

Batiks Plus is the world’s largest resource for fabrics which are hand dyed in Bali, Indonesia and manufactured by Hoffman California Fabrics. All the fabrics are 44 inches wide and are 100 percent high thread count cotton. We stock the complete line including over 250 different colors in the 1895 Mottle series so often used as “solids” by quilt artists. We always have all the versatile 839 series as well as the 885 Dots. You can find the perfect color for your project easily now on our newly redesigned website by searching using the color name or series number.

We cut meters- 40 inches instead of yards. (Yardages are continuous – when you order a quantity of more than two, your fabric will be cut in one piece 80 inches long.) Our 1/2 cuts measure 20 inches and quarters are 20 by 22 inches. Long quarters are available but your order will take a bit longer to process. Fat quarters of 1895, 839 and 885 Bali’s are precut and ready to ship. Every fabric is sent in a plastic bag with a label on the bag and a label on the fabric.

The fabric is scanned using Adobe Photoshop and the most modern equipment. Please understand that your monitors may change the color or intensity. The fabrics are dyed by hand in batches of 300 yards. There can be a variance each time we receive a shipment. Every bolt comes from Hoffman with a hangtag which reads: “To our customers – These goods are unique. Each piece is hand painted. There is always variation from roll to roll, color to color. This is the beauty of these goods and is not to be considered flawed.”

Light Bali’s – You will see the most variance in these fabrics. The very natue of applying dye to the base fabric makes it a difficult process. Hoffman does it best! Our favorite light Bali’s are 1384 Cream, 1384 Glacier, 1384 Mauve, 839 Dawn (our logo was pieced with this), 839 Alabaster, and C152 Glacier.