Squish

Squish is a snuggly and thick fabric, similar to Minky fabric, but double sided, removing any need to apply a backing to it. 

This cosy, warm fabric offers a 4 way stretch with a velvety short pile on the printed side and a slightly longer pile on its backing.

SOLD PER METRE ONLY ($28/M) Multiple qtys will be cut as a continuous length where possible. If there are any discrepancies when we receive the fabric that prevent this from happening, we will endeavour to contact you prior to finalising your order to discuss options with you.
COMPOSITION: 82% Polyester 18% Spandex
WIDTH: 145cm (+/-5cm)
WEIGHT: 290 gsm
PLEASE NOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE: Pre-washing is recommended to avoid fabric shrinking on your finished product. Please allow up to 10% shrinkage on all fabrics. We do try and keep our cuts generous to allow for some of the fabric shrinkage that may occur.
PLEASE ALLOW: and understand there may be variations with ink colours between print runs and between different fabric bases. Colours may differ between your monitor or phone display and the finished print. This is something that while we do try to minimise occurring, can happen with custom digital printing and is out of our control. This is not seen nor considered a fabric fault and will not be regarded as such.

 

What are some ideas I can make with this fabric?

Perfect for bath robes, cardigans, scarves, pram blankets and play mats, baby toys and accessories.

Due to Squish fabric being made of a synthetic fabric, it tends to trap heat and moisture making temperature regulation difficult in young babies and children. We do not recommend using for baby clothing or where the fabric would be in contact with a babies skin for extended periods of time, especially over night where a natural, breathable fabric would be better suited. Alternatively in cooler climates or months of the year, Squish clothing can be worn, layered over natural fibres for insulation.

 

WASHING AND CARE OF SQUISH FABRIC - (use as a guide only)

Pre-wash fabric the same way you would intend to wash your finished product.

We recommend machine washing fabrics with like colours on a cool, gentle cycle. Avoid any harsh detergents, bleach or softeners. White vinegar works great to retain absorbency and softness while baking soda will help to deodorise any stubborn smells from the fabric. Do not wring fabrics out, simply shake out creases and line dry immediately after washing, in shade and inside out to best retain fabric colour and integrity. Tumble dry without heat. Any heat will increase static and reduce softness.

Do not iron.

 

SEWING TIPS FOR YOUR SQUISH FABRIC

Refer to Minky fabric for sewing tips.

Squish is a super soft fabric made from polyester with minimal shrinkage from pre washing.

To trouble shoot any sliding, stretching or puckering when sewing with Minky or squish, try using a washable basting spray to anchor the fabric and make it easy to work with.

Consider the direction of the fabric while you are planning. Squish has a ‘direction’ and would be best to consider this when you are planning out your project.

A walking foot will make your life a lot easier when sewing with Squish.

Use a longer stitch length and start you sewing with the grain (less stretch with the grain) first.

A good quality 90/14 needle.

Washable basting spray and LOTS of pins will save your sanity and your sewing machine from being thrown out the window!

 

Good luck and happy sewing!