This section is designed to answer some of the common questions that might come up while browsing SpareFabric.com.  If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Q:   Is all your fabric 100% cotton?

A:   While we intend to continue expanding our inventory to include new fabric types, our current goal is to focus on providing a wide selection of 100% cotton fabrics.  As we add new fabric types to our inventory, we will also expand our menu system and fabric descriptions to minimize any confusion between the various fabric offerings.


Q:   If I order more than one yard, will I receive it all in one continuous piece?

A:  Yes, fabrics are cut from the bolt as one piece. Lengths are only limited to the maximum amount of material, which is continuously updated in the product pages.


Q:  Do I have to pay sales tax in addition to shipping?

A:  Residents in the state of Connecticut are required to pay sales tax since we are mandated by state law to charge sales tax in the state in which our business settles transactions. 


Q:  How are shipping/handling costs calculated?

A:  From our own experience with buying fabrics online, it can be very frustrating to find material that is interesting, only to find out that in some cases it can cost more to ship it! To help prevent this from happening, we use a combination of insured First-Class mail with delivery confirmation and USPS Priority Mail (which also includes insurance and delivery confirmation) to ensure you get your purchase quickly, and cost effectively.  We do not charge handling fees.


Q:  How soon can I expect my purchase?

A:  All orders are filled daily, except Sundays.  If orders are placed after 3pm Eastern Standard Time, we will ship your order the next business day.


Q:  The name of your business is “Spare Fabric".  Does that mean my purchase is from someone’s personal stash or may appear irregular in shape?

A:  No, the fabric you purchase is new off a bolt, unused, and stored and cut in a smoke-free/pet-free environment.


Q:  How do I care for my fabric?

A:  100% cotton fabric can take a beating, which is why it’s a good choice for sewers.  It does well in both cold and warm water and tumbles dry in both medium and high heat in the dryer.  Because it also wrinkles easily, it can be taken out of the dryer and pressed with an iron before it dries completely.  Whether fabric is pressed while damp or dry is a personal preference.  Care advice for other fabric types will be added as we continue to expand our inventory.


Q:  Who do I contact if I have a question or need additional information?

A:  Please refer to our “Contact Us” tab on the homepage. This is currently the preferred method of communication to work with our customers..

Q:  Do you offer returns on purchases?

A:  In the past we have accepted returns for the cost of the materials purchased. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, we are following commerce practices to not accept returns to protect against possible viral transmission.  We thank you for understanding that all sales are final for the time being.