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How do your gift cards/vouchers work?

Alice Caroline gift vouchers are a great way to send a thoughtful gift to a keen sewer, without the stress of choosing something which they might not need. Our gift vouchers are fully digital and can be delivered to your recipient’s email address immediately or on a specific date, if you choose. Here’s how they work:

  1. Go to the product page for Gift Vouchers via the Search function
  2. In the Amount drop-down menu, enter the voucher amount – £10, £25, £50, £100 or a manual amount

  3. Below the second graphic, select CHOOSE DESIGN to amend the message written on the front of the gift voucher. If none of these designs suit your needs, choose Leave Blank.

  4. Under the GIFT CARD DETAILS heading, enter the recipient’s email address and name. NB: you can enter your own email address if you would like to receive the gift voucher email and print it to give to your recipient in person.

  5. Enter your name and your personalised message in the boxes. The Message section will then be shown in the preview graphic above.

  6. If you would like the voucher email to be delivered after a delay, e.g. on someone’s actual birthday, tick the Postpone Delivery box, then Click on Choose the delivery date to enter the date of your choice for delivery.

  7. Click Add to Cart

  8. Proceed through payment as normal. NB: In your shopping cart, you can ignore the “Have a Gift Card?” section (this is where your gift card recipient would click, when they spend their card in future)

  9. Once payment has been completed successfully, you will then see an Order received screen with your order details and order number. At the same time, you should also receive an order confirmation email.

  10. The gift voucher itself will be delivered to the email address you provided for the recipient, at the time you requested – either on a delayed delivery date, or straight away if you did not specify a date.

  11. The gift voucher recipient will receive an email gift voucher which includes a gift voucher code. This code can be used against purchases on www.alicecaroline.com, including P&P costs. It is valid upon delivery of the gift voucher email and does not have an expiry date.

  12. Should your gift voucher recipient have any problems redeeming their gift voucher, they can contact us by phone or email and we will usually be able to reply and help within one business day (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Do you offer a swatch/sample service?

Samples availability is affected by the coronavirus pandemic – see Covid-19 page for latest information

We can send you up to five (5) fabric samples at a time. This service is available for all fabrics that we sell by the metre. However we are unable to offer Vintage print samples due to their rarity.

The cost per sample for all fabric type samples except silk is £1.50 (for example, tana, linen, jersey, quilting cotton, canvas, PVC coated, etc.)

The cost for silk samples is £3.00 each.

Samples are sent as a strip measuring 6cm x full width (as described in the fabric listing, e.g. 137cm for Liberty tana lawn). The strip is large enough to show the drape, texture, colour and print of the fabric clearly. If you like, you can repurpose your sample as a ribbon or length of binding afterwards!

P&P on orders containing only samples is £1.50 in the UK, £3.50 internationally. P&P on orders which combine samples with other products will be the usual order flat rate postage as shown at checkout.

Dispatch time and delivery services are the same as for standard orders (see our Delivery and Returns section).

To order up to five samples please email orders@alicecaroline.co.ukstating the exact print name, colourway letter and fabric type you need (e.g. Phoebe X18 tana, Mabelle L tana, PVC coated Felix & Isabelle). If you are requesting samples to be sent within an existing order you have already placed on the website, please email us within 12 hours of placing the web order, and include your order number within your email.

Payment will be processed securely either over the phone or by PayPal invoice which can be paid by credit/debit card or a PayPal account. No refunds are offered on samples. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Frequently Asked Questions about sizes, cutting and sewing with our fabric

How wide are your fabrics?

Liberty Tana Lawn is 137cm or 54″ wide

Liberty Sycamore Linen is 145cm or 57” wide

Liberty English Garden (Quilting Collection) is 111.5cm or 44” wide

Vintage Liberty fabrics are often narrower than this as they were woven on smaller looms. Please check the product listing carefully to understand the fabric width and ensure you are ordering enough for your project.

What size is a fat quarter?

One fat quarter is 18” x 26.5” (45cm x 67cm)

What size is a fat eighth?

One fat eighth is 13” x 18” (33cm x 45cm)

How would you cut a multiple order of fat quarters?

By default, fabrics will be measured and supplied as per your order unless you specify otherwise in the notes section on the Checkout page. For example, 3 Fat quarters will be usually be supplied as 1 half-yard and 1 fat quarter. If you wish, you can add a note to ask for multiple quantities to be cut in a continuous piece – e.g. 3 Fat quarters to be cut as 1 three-quarter yard (27″ x 54″), or 1 Fat Quarter to be cut as a long quarter (9″ x 54″). 

Can I use Liberty Tana Lawn for quilting?

Yes, you can. Liberty fabric is wonderful for quilting. Super-soft, it’s wonderful to work with and the timeless prints will make your project an heirloom to pass down the generations.

What is the difference between Tana Lawn and Quilting Collection (English Garden)?

The Liberty English Garden Quilting Collection is printed on a 100% cotton Lasenby base, specifically designed for quilters. It is a little thicker and less silky-smooth than Tana Lawn, but shares the same detailed printing of finely-drawn floral motifs.

Can I use Liberty Tana Lawn for dressmaking?

Liberty Tana lawn is suitable for many sorts of dressmaking projects. It’s lovely to work with and behaves really well with a sewing machine. It’s great for dresses, tops, tunics, shirts, pyjamas, children’ wear, tailored linings, and plenty more.

Do you have any other Liberty fabrics apart from Tana lawn? What can these be used for?

We have a smaller range of non-Tana Liberty prints, including:

  • Silks (georgette and satin)
  • Canvas/denim
  • Heavy and fine jerseys
  • Quilting cottons (English Garden)

If you can’t see the fabric type in the print you are looking for on our website, please contact us to enquire, as we may have additional remnant pieces or roll-ends of what you need.

Should I pre-wash Liberty Tana Lawn before I use it?

There is no need to pre-wash Liberty fabric before using it in sewing projects. Because it is such a high quality fabric the shrinkage is negligible. However, if pre-washing fabric is your personal preference it is fine to pre-wash Tana Lawn.

How should I wash it if I want to?

Wash at 30 degrees (although I put mine in at 40 with my normal wash and it’s fine). To keep it looking its best use a laundry powder or liquid that doesn’t contain bleach.

Do you sell wadding for quilts?

We don’t sell quilt wadding due to the bulk and therefore high postage cost.

For my quilts I often use Hobbs Heirloom wadding – an 80% cotton, 20% polyester mix – as it gives a really nice ‘heirloom’ finish and handle. We have also used various other waddings. If you want more loft/fluffiness, a higher polyester content can provide that.

Do you recommend any particular kind of thread or sewing needle for working with Tana lawn?

I mainly use Gütermann Sew-all thread, and size 70 sewing machine needles, perhaps switching to a size 80 for quilting.

The item I want is shown as Sold Out or Back Order. Will you be getting more in?

“Sold Out” means that we currently have no stock of that fabric or product. However we may be getting more. Please contact us to enquire about availability.

If the item is shown as *BACK-ORDER* or *PRE-ORDER* then you can order as usual but there will be a delay (specified in the listing) until this product is ready to be dispatched. Your whole order will wait to be dispatched until this product is available, so if you need the other items more urgently please place a separate order for them.


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