Fabric By The Pound and Trimmings
As our weaving business grew, so did our need for fabric. Julie began to source and purchase “mill ends” – narrow rolls of fabric used by weavers, crocheters and crafters. We currently stock more than 30,000 lbs. of fabric rolls.
When we began weaving Trimmings Rugs in 2003, we needed a source for new upholstery selveges. These selveges are long “strings” of fibers – a waste product of the upholstery manufacturing process. Julie was again able to locate a source for these trimmings. We now stock thousands of pounds of trimmings for our own use and for sale to other weavers.
We invite weavers, crocheters and crafters to contact us for all your mill end and trimmings needs.
Fabrics by the Pound
End rolls or mill ends, are rolls of fabric that have been slit down to widths ranging from 1 inch up to 20 inches. Yardage will vary from 20 to 200 yards(mostly 50 yards to 100 yards)and will be on a cardboard roll.
What is a pound of fabric?
1 pound of poly/cotton fabric = 3.5 to 4 yards of 45” wide fabric.
How much fabric is needed?
1. Rag Crochet Rugs—Most crochet rugs will take 3 to 6 pounds of 2” to 3” wide fabric using the size Q hook, and 2 to 3 pounds with 1” to 2” wide fabric using the smaller P hook. 2.Hand-woven rugs—Generally need 1.5 to 2 pounds for a 2’ x 3’ size and 2 to 2.5 pounds for a 27” x 48” size rug.
Types of fabric & uses
Include poly/cotton, cotton, corduroy, and poplin. Most customers prefer the poly/cotton fabric for rag crochet rugs, while rug weavers often prefer the corduroy and poplin fabric. We also have 7” to 12” wide rolls of drapery/jacquard fabric ideal for strip quilts. Approximately 4 to 5 pounds of these fabrics will make a 90” x 108” quilt. Each pack will state the number of pounds, type of fabric & range of widths. For an additional charge, fabric may be ordered pre-cut (1.75” to 3.5”).
Selvege material from upholstery fabric. 1/4” to 1” fibers attached to header threads making a long rope like structure ideal for weaving rugs. Rugs will have a textured, shaggy appearance and are machine washable when tightly woven. Trimmings may be cotton, rayon or chenille. All types may be woven in the same rug. 1000’s of choices available, with bags ranging in weight from 1/2 up to 8 pounds.
Fiber content: cotton, rayon, polyester
Weight per rug: 1/2 pound per sq. foot
Rug size examples: 2’ x 3’ = 6 sq feet (3 lbs) 28” x 4’ = 9.33 sq ft (4 2/3 lbs) 50 pound grouping: (10) 28”x 4’ sizes or (16) 2×3 sizes