Sateen is definitely one of the more multipurpose materials, and this is a great version of a wonderful fabric. At 110 inches wide, it's almost like you're getting two yards for the price of one -- there's so much you can do with extra-wide fabrics, too!
This is one to keep in your fabric stash because you'll reach for it again and again. Perfect for backing quilts, making crib bedding, and other crafts (napkins, tablecloths, curtains, bags, etc), and a marvelous venue for embellishment -- sateen tends to accept screenprinting well (or freezer paper stencilling, its easier but more resource-intensive cousin), is great for appliqueing on, and is fun to draw or write on using fabric markers. (I've seen stunning pillowcases where the creator simply wrote "good night * sleep tight" on the hem.) Oh, and did we mention that sateen makes perfectly splendid sheets? Because it does.
Don't stop at crafts and home dec purposes, though -- this is a splendid material for clothing as well. It's nice for more formal men's shirts, English Smocks, scrubs (especially when embellished to make them more exciting), women's skirts and jackets, kids' historical reenactment clothing (for boys too, of course), and so much more.
At 11.4 ounces per linear yard, this sateen weighs about 3.7 ounces per square yard. It is woven in the United States from Texas-grown certified organic cotton.
Please note if you received a swatch of this fabric before May 2012, the fabric weight and color have changed slightly. You may want to request a new swatch or contact us for any questions regarding the fabric.