Fabric Information

How many units do I put in the quantity box?

We cut our fabrics by the Fat Quarter, Half Metre, 3/4 Metre and Full Metre as shown in the diagram. Our fabrics are listed and sold in fat quarter increments. You will need to add 4 in the quantity box to purchase 1 metre, and so on. Any amount you select will be cut as one continuous piece, unless you explicitly contact Rosemary Wild with your requirements. Please note that this is a rough guide as the fabrics can vary in width.

Fat Quarter = 55cm wide x 50cm long (21" x 19") = 1 in the quantity box

Half Metre = 110cm wide x 50cm long (43" x 19") = 2 in the quantity box

3/4 Metre = 110cm wide x 75cm long (43" x 29") = 3 in the quantity box

Full Metre = 110cm wide x 100cm long (43" x 39") = 4 in the quantity box


Length of fabric 

Number of units required

Fat quarter 1 unit
Half metre 2 units
75cm 3 units
1m 4 units
1.25m 5 units
1.5m 6 units
1.75m 7 units
2m 8 units
2.5m 10 units
3m 12 units
4m 16 units

The importance of prewashing your fabric 

All fabrics will shrink a little bit in the wash and by pre-washing them before cutting and sewing with them, a perfect fit is ensured which won’t change after the first wash! Typically, 10% shrinkage is allowed for in all washable natural fibres. Wash before making up in the same manner as you would with subsequent washes (including drying methods). Make sure you fully open out your fabric prior to washing. It is suggested to machine wash cotton at 30/40 degrees and tumble dry on a low heat setting and press with an iron using steam on a hot setting.


Rosemary Wild cannot be held responsible if the fabric is damaged once it is in possession of the customer. Fabrics liable to mis-shape should be dried flat, or in a cool tumble dryer. Most fabrics should be pressed before cutting. Every washing machine does differ, so it is your responsibility to test wash any fabrics that you purchase from us.