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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

     

    What is “digital textile printing”? 
    The best way to explain “digital textile printing” is to think of a large custom inkjet printer with a special fabric handling system loaded with high-tech textile inks printing designs on white cotton fabric.  Digital designs are sent to the printer from a computer, and the designs are replicated with special ink onto the fabric.

    What are the advantages of “digital textile printing”?
    Because fabrics are printed on-demand with digital technology, we can print small amounts (no minimums) for our customers. We can also personalize fabric products with names and logos. This would be unheard of in traditional fabric silk screening methods or production.

    What type of fabric does Modern Yardage use?
    We print on 100% cotton pre-shrunk 4-ounce quilting-weight fabric.  It is a tighter weave and higher quality than tradition “60 squares” quilting weight fabric. It is very soft. We also have cotton canvas and voile, which we can quote yo
    u for if you contact us directly. Be aware that color absorbs differently on different types of fabric, causing color to vary by substrate. We only print 56" wide fabric.


    Do you offer other types of fabric?
    We also offer cotton canvas and cotton voile, which we can quote you if you contact us directly. Again, colors vary based on substrate and we only offer 4-ounce quilting cotton for our designer fabric orders.


    What are the washing instructions for Modern Yardage fabric?
    We recommend washing the fabric separately on a gentle cycle in cold water.  Hang to dry or tumble dry on low heat.

    Will Modern Yardage fabrics stand the test of time?  
    While some fading should be expected after washing fabrics dyed with pigment inks, our fabric has good wash and crock fastness. We use specially formulated textile pigments and a custom designed heat setting machine to ensure any color fading is minimal. If wash instructions are not followed, fading may be more apparent, especially on darker colors.  
     
    How long will it take to get my order?  
    Because we print “on demand” it takes some time print and fulfill orders.  Generally, orders are shipped within five business days. However, during busy times it may take longer.  Expect your order to ship within one week. 
     
    Where can I find Modern Yardage fabric?  
    We sell our fabric online. Our quilt labels are available in various shops across the US.
     
    Do you sell wholesale?  
    We do not sell yardage wholesale. We only sell quilt labels and some panels at wholesale pricing to shops. For more information, please contact us at info@modernyardage.com

    Does Modern Yardage do custom fabric printing as well as fabric designed by Modern Yardage designers? 
    We do offer custom printing. details are at Print Your Own Designs on the menu. 

    How can I be sure that your fabric colors will match the other colors in my project?  
    We sell fat quarters which are large enough to be used as samples to compare color and visualize scale. It us up to the customer to make sure that colors match. Refunds are not offered due to colors not meeting expectations of customers.

    What is a Fat Quarter?
    A fat quarter is a one-fourth of a yard of fabric cut 18" x 22" rather than the standard 9" x 42" cut.