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Popular Ticking Fabrics

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Back by popular demand these lovely Ticking fabrics in 6 different colours. Ticking Stripe fabric is usually made from 100% cotton or a blend of cotton and linen yarns in a herringbone weave. Traditionally Ticking fabrics were used underneath upholstery projects but we've come to love these classic striped patterns so believe they should be shown off. In a ticking stripe, you have the central coloured broad stripe with a thin stripe on either side usually in the same colour – this gives the illusion of a wider stripe. Stripes are 8mm. The width is 137cm / 54" and the weight is 196gsm. We have in stock some lovely colours of Pink, Marine, Denim, Grey, Red, and Olive all of which are ideal for making blinds, cushions, bags, bunting, and lots of other projects.

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Ribbons Galore

Malbers Fabrics Tartan Ribbon

Those of you who visited our shop in Boutport Street, Barnstaple when we had it will remember the thousands of metres of Ribbon we had. The selection was incredible. Well, now we are adding those ranges to our website. As you can imagine this takes a considerable amount of time so you will have to check back regularly to see more styles, designs and widths. We have Velvet Ribbons, Plain Ribbons, Patterned Ribbons, Gros Grain, Metallic, Wedding Ribbons, whatever your latest sewing project we're sure you'll find a suitable ribbon to add that special finishing touch.
We are hoping to have a great range of Christmas Ribbon on here very soon. We have already added a good selection of Tartan Ribbon in lots of different widths but there are a lot more to add yet!
Whatever your clan, be it Macgregor, Buchanan, Rose Tartan or Dress Stewart these are just a few.

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Union Jack Fabric


If all the football etc has made you feel patriotic, then maybe you'll be looking forward to next year when we have the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth ll. Maybe you're planning a garden party with friends and family. Or perhaps a visit to London to take in the atmosphere of the celebrations. Whatever your plans, have a look at the Rose And Hubble 100% Cotton Poplin Union Jack Fabric and be inspired in plenty of time. Ideal for bunting, tablecloths and clothing. It is also a very crease resistant fabric and very easy to sew. At £5.89mt a very reasonable price for a quality fabric which is very hard to beat.

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PVC Table Cover


With summer upon us and outdoor parties and barbecues what better way to keep your outdoor furniture stain free than using a bright and cheerful PVC table covering.
Being a PVC vinyl with a polyester backing these coverings are very low maintenance only needing a damp cloth to wipe up any spills. PVC coverings are useful for both indoor and outdoor tables. Nobody wants to be worrying about wiping up spills and while having a relaxing meal. They are also fabulous for protecting your tables when the little people in your life are painting or doing any other messy crafts.
It can be cut to size for your table. Available in 140cm / 55" wide so would fit most table sizes and is at a very reasonable price of £4.49 per metre.
In stock at the moment we have Red, Green, Blue gingham and a Grey and White spot.
For those of you needing to cut the covering to fit your table, we have scissors in our Haberdashery section.
So make your choice and enjoy a summer of fun times.

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Cotton Canvas Fabrics

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We have a lovely selection of Cotton Canvas fabrics in stock right now which are ideal for making your own unique bags, especially now that we are going for day trips to the beach and out and about shopping etc. Having your own reusable bags is much better for the environment than plastic and also much more stylish. A lovely customer has sent in these pictures of bags that she has made out of our products and we think they look great!
This is an excellent quality soft canvas that is very hard wearing and durable.
It's ideal for bags, dog bed's, curtains, cushions, upholstery and many more projects.
Why not line your bag with a Stripe Ticking to make it look super stylish?

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New Character Fabrics

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Just arrived another two fantastic character fabrics to add to our growing collection.
100% cotton which is digitally printed to make the colours sharper and more vivid. Glamour Princess is a Disney print in a nice wide width of 140cm/56" wide. Can be used for clothing, curtains, cushions and why not try a bit of bunting for a bedroom or playroom, which could also be used to decorate a birthday party.
Also now in stock is a Timeless Treasure fabric, 100% cotton in Kidz Construction. As with all Timeless Treasure fabrics, the quality is excellent and the feel of the fabric is smooth and soft and a delight to handle. Can be used for clothing and home decor as well as lots of other sewing projects. Available in 114cm/45" wide.
Take a look we're sure you won't be disappointed.

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Lightweight Denim

Malbers Fabrics Lightweight Denim

These Lightweight Denim fabrics are ideal for the summer season and very hard-wearing. They are lightweight enough to make a summer dress, shirt, skirt or trousers and ideal for children's dungarees. Many of us enjoy wearing denim all year round but can find the heavier weight denim too warm in the summer. These lightweight types of denim are breathable so keep you cooler in the warmer months. What could be nicer?
These denim fabrics can also be useful when making bags and homeware accessories such as cushion covers.
Always allow for shrinkage with denim and be sure to wash separately.
Enjoy these great fabrics which are available in widths of 155cm and 148cm.

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New Florals

Malbers Fabrics April Floral Cottons

We have recently added these new floral 100% cotton fabrics to our ever-growing range of lovely cotton poplin fabric. This cotton is smooth which makes it easy to handle. This is useful for sewers of all abilities. Being easy to wash and crease resistant, these fabrics are perfect for dressmaking. Let's face it we all want easy care, everyday clothing and the less ironing we create ourselves the better.
The colours are very crisp and clear. They would all make lovely summer dresses with matching headband or face mask, this is all the rage at the moment. Why not use these fabrics for projects around the home to brighten things up in time for summer. If your thing is quilting they are ideal to quilt and there is lots of choice of colours to blend together.
They are a very reasonable price at £5.99mt and 45"/112cm wide.
This range is a great favourite with all our customers.

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Character Fabrics


We are excited to announce we now have a new Character Category on our website and there are plenty of Disney and character fabrics to choose from. We have just added 'Mickey Love' and 'Mickey Mouse Club House'. These lovely 100% cotton fabrics are top quality and have been digitally printed to make the images even sharper and brighter. These fabrics are ideal for quilting, bags, home decor and many more cute projects. Being made of 100% cotton they are very easy fabrics to work with. Take a look at our new category by clicking the link below and we are sure you won't be disappointed.
It's time to get creative for the little people in your life.

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Little Johnny Collection

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More new fabrics in the 'Little Johnny Collection'. They just keep arriving and the designs are just delightful. Your children are bound to recognise these popular characters.
In stock now is 'Peppa Pig' having a great time on the beach like we all will be hopefully before long. Also 'Hello Kitty' sitting among the rainbow's and clouds. See if you can spot her?
Then there is 'Hello Kitty Candy Floss' and Kitty is sat with a cute unicorn and it does all look like a candy floss dream.
You will have lots of fun making a wide range of gifts and products such as curtains, clothing and bunting with these fun fabrics.

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April Flowers

Malbers Fabrics April Flowers

Hello April Flowers.
Floral fabrics seem to be all the rage this year and more fabric designs have arrived.
These are John Louden fabrics and are very bright with a fresh and clear design. The quality of these fabrics is still top rate which is what you would expect from a company that has been established in Manchester since 1926. The cotton used for these fabrics is sourced from Korea where the best cotton in the world is produced.
kc20 is a lovely design of Watercolour Wildflowers on a white background and is truly delightful to look at and work with. kc68 is a blend of Oranges and Pinks which provides inspiration for some beautiful projects. They are 100% cotton and 60" / 150cm wide so can be used for clothing, home decor, quilting, bunting and weddings the list is endless.

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Jersey Fabrics


Spring is in the air and all the summer dresses will be in the shops shortly. Why not use these last few days of lockdown to make a pretty summer dress of your own?
In stock now is a gorgeous 100% cotton fabric from the 'Little Johnny Collection' in a beautiful floral design. The lovely bright colours appear incredibly crisp as this fabric is digitally printed. It is a good weight 220gsm with a nice stretch. Made from 95% cotton and 5% spandex this fabric will be nice and cool to wear during the warmer weather that's on the way. 
If patterned fabric is not for you we have some John Kaldor jersey in 3 different colours which are 100% polyester and has a lovely drape and a good stretch.
So get those sewing machines out and running while you still have more time to create your perfect dress.
Make sure you have the correct needle for your sewing machine when using a stretch fabric. We have a range in our Haberdashery section.

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Paw Patrol

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We are very excited about our brand new range of fabrics called 'The Little Johnny Collection'. Best quality 100% Cotton in a good wide width of 147cm/58". These fun fabrics feel gorgeous and are very easy to handle, making them perfect for projects like quilting, patchwork, homewares, crafting and dressmaking. Being good quality cotton this collection of fabrics can be washed at 30° on a normal wash.
Let your imagination run wild with these fun 'Paw Patrol' designs. We have 'Paw Patrol Powers' and 'Paw Patrol Girls Badges'. Young people will love anything you create with these fabrics of their favourite characters.
As these are digitally printed cotton the characters and colours are very clear and vibrant.
It's as though all your favourite characters have suddenly come to life. Take a look at 'Paw Patrol Powers' and Paw Patrol Girls Badges'. I'm sure you won't be able to resist!
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What A Year!

2021 hand written lettering decorated with realistic Gold 3D Stars isolated on white background. Glossy Christmas star icon. Chinese Happy New Year of the Metal Ox. Xmas holiday concept design. Vector

During this dreadful pandemic we have all had our lives affected in different ways. It's been incredible watching how people adapt and diversify. For some peope it meant a total rethink of how they run their busineses.  For producers of handmade items that could no longer run their shops or market stalls it meant moving online. Some had lost their jobs and were starting from scratch. We started getting orders from makers trying to produce more variety of products in greater quantities.
Face masks were being produced at a rate of knots. Makers were sharing designs and buying our fabrics to produce colourful masks for adults and children. Now that mask wearing has become the norm for most of us, people who perhaps hadn't plugged in their sewing machine for a few years were busy stitching away, supplying family and friends with masks to match outfits. Homemade masks have cut down on the amount of one use masks being thrown away, this has to be a vey good thing.
Many of us took on completely new skills during lockdown. Uphostery fabrics were very popular as people decided that if they couldn't go to a shop to buy new they would have a go at revamping the old.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has ordered from our online fabric shop. You have helped this independent family business to survive and prosper.
Wishing you all a better 2021 in every way.

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Cotton Duck Canvas

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New in stock is 100% Cotton Duck Canvas in two striking patterns in lovely colours. The first one is a dog pattern and the second is a matching spot. The spot is approximately the size of a 10p. They are ideal for bags, blinds, upholstery, cushions, dog beds and lots more projects. Cotton Duck is more tightly woven than a plain canvas and very hard wearing. It comes in a nice wide width which makes it very versatile for lots of projects.
The two fabrics can be mixed together and are in a lovely orange multi coloured design. Again you are still in time for that last minute christmas present which can be used all year round and would cheer up the winter months.
Malbers Fabrics online fabric shop has everything you need to complete those special items.

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Winter Winceyette

Malbers Fabrics Wincyette Brushed Cotton

Now the weather has turned colder and the mornings are frosty and crisp you could make yourself some lovely warm pyjamas to keep yourself or your family cosy this winter. You could even make hot water bottle covers as Christmas presents for loved ones. Have a look at our range of Winceyette or Brushed Cotton from cute giraffe's, lovely floral's, plain, to a fantastic brushed cotton check. There's a design to suit everyone on your gift list.
Flannel brushed 100% cotton is lovely and soft to the touch and easy to work with. It is a breathable fabric yet it traps the heat to keep you warm. So what are you waiting for there is still time to complete all those Christmas presents or just to treat yourself, after all you are worth it!!

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Fabulous Felt

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If you have decided on some of the lovely bright Hessian that we put in the last blog what about adding some bright coloured Felt to your craft projects. We have a great range of felt by the metre in more than 20 different colours and widths all at reasonable prices. Felt is a very easy smooth fabric to work with as it is non fraying, easy to cut and easy to sew. You can stick or sew it onto another fabric as an applique on a Christmas sack or Christmas stocking. Children also love it to cut up and make pictures out of. It can be used for display boards, school projects and of course Christmas decorations.
If you can't decide on the colour we have lots of felt packs to choose from. Each has a mixture of colours in a A4 size from reds through to pink and lots of colours inbetween. These are of a premium quality and again very easy to work with.

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Durable Hessian

Malbers Fabrics Hessian

Now is a good time to start your Christmas Stockings or Advent Calendars.
Here at Malbers Fabrics online fabric shop we have a huge selection of bright and colourful Hessian fabrics which are ideal for the backing on Advent Calendars, Christmas Stockings and Christmas Sacks. Hessian Bottle Bags are eco friendly and reusable. Why not get creatve and use as present wrapping instead of all that glittery paper.
Hessian Fabric, often referred to as Jute or Burlap is a rough, coarse, loosely woven fabric often used as an eco friendly material for bags, rug making and other craft projects. Hessian is traditionally used to make bags and sacks for transporting goods due to it's strength and durability. In more recent years hessian has been used often as a decorative material for craft projects and upholstery projects because of its raw, rustic, natural appeal.
There are 11 colours from natural to bright jewel colours to choose from.
They are reasonably priced from £4.49 - £4.99m and 96cm - 100cm wide.

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Winter Warmer


The air is beginning to feel chillier and thoughts turn to warm winter coats which we know a lot of our customers have already started to make. We have plain wool fabric and lots of lovely check wool which is very popular and on trend this season.
Take a look at Scottish Rich Wool Mix Boucle - this has a dark grey background with a green and tan check. It is beautifully soft but also very warm and would go with a variety of different outfits. You could also make a matching hat or scarf to co-ordinate.
If you think you would like something different we have 100% Wool- Lovett Green- Cairngorme in an elegant Check which is 156cm Wide. This is a luxurious 100% wool fabric and is a limited edition.
So why not make a coat your project this Winter?

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Christmas Crafts


With the nights drawing in there's not a better time to turn our thoughts to the winter months ahead and with Christmas looming why not visit the Christmas section of our website and browse our extensive range of bright, cheerful Christmas fabrics.
There are 100% cottons in best quality fabric which are ideal for Christmas table cloths, napkins, and any craft project. You could always make your own environmentally friendly crackers and fill them with a gift of your choice finished with some festive ribbon from our extensive range. Why not design your own advent calendar and back it with red or green hessian from our online store. We have traditional red, green or cream holly designs, Advent calendar panels ready to sew and also stocking panels ready to sew all made from 100% cotton which is of quilting quality and in nice wide widths. I am sure you won't be disappointed.
If you prefer something a bit finer we also have christmas polyester cotton fabric @ £3.49 mt. The designs range from Holly, Gingerbread Men to Candy Sticks.
Explore and have fun.

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Our latest news and offers are here in the blog!

Back by popular demand these lovely Ticking fabrics in 6 different colours. Ticking Stripe fabric is usually made from 100% cotton or a blend of cotton and linen yarns in a herringbone weave. Traditionally Ticking fabrics were used underneath upholstery projects but we've come to love these classic striped patterns so believe they should be shown o...
Those of you who visited our shop in Boutport Street, Barnstaple when we had it will remember the thousands of metres of Ribbon we had. The selection was incredible. Well, now we are adding those ranges to our website. As you can imagine this takes a considerable amount of time so you will have to check back regularly to see more styles, designs an...
If all the football etc has made you feel patriotic, then maybe you'll be looking forward to next year when we have the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth ll. Maybe you're planning a garden party with friends and family. Or perhaps a visit to London to take in the atmosphere of the celebrations. Whatever your plans, have a look at the Rose And Hubble 10...
With summer upon us and outdoor parties and barbecues what better way to keep your outdoor furniture stain free than using a bright and cheerful PVC table covering.Being a PVC vinyl with a polyester backing these coverings are very low maintenance only needing a damp cloth to wipe up any spills. PVC coverings are useful for both indoor and outdoor ...

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