Tartan Fabric Guide

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How to Find the Right Tartan Fabric?

This guide was developed as a resource for anyone looking to use tartan fabric to create something special. Not everyone is an experienced seamstress or upholsterer and it can be mind boggling choosing the right tartan fabric. Understanding this dilemma, we pulled our collective minds together and compiled this guide to help you to find the right fabric.

This guide is split into two main sections (clothing and interiors) with an FAQ at the bottom of the page. If you're finding yourself a bit lost or simply want to share some of your own insights, why not give us a call on 01890 860770 or email us at info@scotlandshop.com.

Good luck and we can't wait to see how it looks,

Anna & the ScotlandShop team

Tartan Fabric Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are your most frequently asked questions on our fabrics. If you can't find the answer to your question and it is about a specific product you might find it on the product page. If not then please use Livechat, Email us or give us a ring and we will answer your questions as quickly as we can.

Is it possible to buy fabric swatches or samples before I buy?

Yes of course! Swatches in all our fabrics are available to order here. Post and packing is free on all swatches.

I'm looking for a special tartan but I don't know the name. Can you help me if I provide a picture?

Please email us the picture and we will do our best to identify it for you. Any background information such as when or where it was bought, ideas on tartans it might be linked to are always very helpful.

How many metres are in a yard?

1m = 0.91 metres We try to provide metric and non-metric measurements on all the product pages but if not then use the conversion above or type it into google and he will soon tell you.

Can I have my tartan in a machine washable fabric?

The widest choice of tartans is in the wool ranges. We do however stock cotton, polycotton, polyviscose and polywool in a more limited range of tartans and these fabrics are all machine washable. Visit the product page to see the full list of what is available and if you still aren't sure please email us and we can confirm what is available to you.

I just need a little bit of tartan. What is the minimum I can order?

The minimum order on all our fabrics is 0.3m or 11.8 inches (0.33 yards)

Which tartan does one wear if they are family members of several highland families? I am related to Robert the Bruce, Forsyth and possibly William Wallace?

You can choose which tartan you prefer to wear. Many family names are linked to several tartans and there are no rules surrounding which one you should wear.

Do you offer a discount on bulk or larger fabric orders?

If you are ordering over 20m of fabric we can offer a discount dependent on quantity. Please contact us for a quotation.

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