Spanglishfabrics

Guatemalan Fabrics and more

Georgia, United States · 2257 Sales

Spanglishfabrics

Guatemalan Fabrics and more

Georgia, United States 2257 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(632)

Announcement   I sell Guatemalan fabrics because I love them. The colors and textures inspire me and bring a little bit of Guatemala into my home. I hope that you enjoy the colors as much as I do and decide to try incorporating some of them into your next project. All the fabrics are 100% cotton and are hand woven in Guatemala.
Be sure to check out other fun stuff I do with Spanglish Fabrics on facebook. My page is simply Spanglish Fabrics!

Be sure and check out my Facebook page - Spanglish Fabrics. I post pictures from my trips to Guatemala as well as pictures of things that customers and I have made with Guatemalan fabric. You can also find Spanglish Fabrics on Pinterest and Instagram.

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 13, 2016

I sell Guatemalan fabrics because I love them. The colors and textures inspire me and bring a little bit of Guatemala into my home. I hope that you enjoy the colors as much as I do and decide to try incorporating some of them into your next project. All the fabrics are 100% cotton and are hand woven in Guatemala.
Be sure to check out other fun stuff I do with Spanglish Fabrics on facebook. My page is simply Spanglish Fabrics!

Be sure and check out my Facebook page - Spanglish Fabrics. I post pictures from my trips to Guatemala as well as pictures of things that customers and I have made with Guatemalan fabric. You can also find Spanglish Fabrics on Pinterest and Instagram.

Debbie Maclin

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Debbie Maclin

Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Ribbon Candy Stripe
US$18.00
Guatemalan Fabric in Teal Ikat
US$22.00
Guatemalan Fabric in Mocha Ikat
US$22.00
Ikat Fabric White with Indigo Design
US$24.00
Guatemalan Fabric in Elegant Light Sage Green
US$24.00
Guatemalan Fabric en Rich Brocade
US$34.00
Guatemalan Fabric Brocade Golds and Greens
US$34.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Mixed Berry Stripes
US$18.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Strawberry Fields
US$16.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Mardi Gras Stripe
US$16.00
Guatemalan Fabric in Jewel Tone Stripes
US$22.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Watercolor Blue
US$22.00
Guatemalan Fabric Purple Stripes -Acrylic
US$5.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Pico de Gallo Red
US$18.00
Guatemalan Ikat Fabric in Passionate Purple
US$18.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(632)
Katy J.

Katy J. on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Good contrast between the embroidery and the background. As always, beautiful item!

Katy J.

Katy J. on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely color and design. Well wrapped and rapidly shipped.

gracielet13

gracielet13 on Sep 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this fabric so much that I reordered more yardage! Debbie is wonderful to work with. I can't recommend this shop enough!

Charlotte Avant

Charlotte Avant on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The colors are gorgeous. The heft and feel of the fabric is smooth and flexible like light denim. I plan to use it in a pillow cover. It would also make a beautiful purse with leather at the wear points.

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Updates

Great vintage huipil. So soft!

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Guatemalan Huipil in Soft Purple
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Bench cover made by one of my fantastic customers. Just beautiful.

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Ikat Fabric White with Black Design
US$24.00
Canning tomatoes. Like the apron? You can make your own with great Guatemalan fabric.

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About

Gorgeous Hand Woven Fabric

I've been addicted to Guatemalan fabric since 1981. That's the year I arrived in Guatemala as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was amazed at the colors and the weaving. I saved every penny I could from my living allowance to buy guipiles and corte. I came back to the States with an incredible supply.

One of the things I always wanted to do was give back to Guatemala. I realized that my experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer had transformed my life. I met my husband there and became a Spanish teacher because of the language I learned in Guatemala. So, I combined my love of fabric with that goal and started buying fabric to sell.

I do not buy wholesale. There is not a warehouse where I load up a truck. I go door to door and buy from cooperatives and small time weavers. I don't make a huge profit. I hope I break even. All the money I make goes to pay for the trips and to pay for more fabric. I love knowing that a weaver now has a little money to help with daily expenses because I bought 10 or 20 yards of fabric or a couple of pieces of jade.

I hope this gives some insight into why I am not able to sell wholesale. When you buy from me, you are really helping an artisian in Guatemala.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Hola, thanks for shopping at Spanglish Fabrics. I hope you love the colors and textures of Guatemala as much as I do. These fabrics make great additions to your quilting fabric collection. Use them to add color and a bit of ethnicity to any room with throw pillows or table runners. Or do what I do with a lot of my Guate fabric - just enjoy looking at it!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All payments are through PayPal or through Etsy. Please pay promptly so I can send you your fabric promptly.
Shipping
Shipping is done within three days. If something happens that I can't ship during that time frame, I will let you know when you order. I usually ship priority or first class mail.

I do ship internationally. Please contact me and let me know what you'd like and I'll give you a shipping price. I've had great luck with international orders doing them this way.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are 100% guarenteed. If for any reason you are not pleased with the fabric you may return it within 10 days for a complete refund, minus the shipping fee. Once I receive the item, I will refund your payment. I recommend returning the item using priority mail so that you will have a tracking number.

Fabric bought during a sale or special offer is not returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
All the fabrics on this site are 100% cotton hand-dyed and hand-woven in Guatemala. The regular fabric is 36 inches wide. The fabric is not cut until you buy it. When you order multiple yards, you'll receive your fabric in a continuous piece.

Since these fabrics are hand woven there might be slight imperfections. These are characteristics that make the fabric stand out from machine made fabrics.

The corte pieces are different widths. The width of each one is in the description.

Fabrics should be prewashed before sewing with them. Edges of the fabric should be zigzagged to prevent fraying. Fabrics should be washed with like colors in the washing machine on the gently cycle with a warm wash. In order to ensure that colors don’t run, add 1 teaspoon of the fixative, Retayne, for every yard of fabric. Remove fabric from the machine right after the final spin cycle. Dry in the dryer until damp dry using the coolest temperature. Fabric should then be hung up to finish drying.

Retayne can be ordered on-line from any number of sites such as Joanne’s or Amazon.