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How much fabric is required for a Great Kilt?
The Breacan-an-feileadh or Great Kilt (belted plaid) as it is more widely known, is simply a length of light or medium weight tartan fabric, normally measuring between 7 to 9 yards. You can order this from the tartan fabric section. Please note we sell...
How wide is the fabric?
Our fabric widths are as follows: Tartans Reiver 10 oz light weight tartan fabric - 150 centimetres wide (59") Braeriach 13 oz medium weight tartan fabric - 138/140 centimetres wide (54") Strome 16 oz heavy weight tartan fabric - 138/140 centimetres...
How much fabric do I require for a kilt?
The majority of tartan fabrics from stock are woven double width so you will require 3.70 metres for a traditional 8-yard hand sewn made to measure kilt. If the tartan is uncentred i.e. non-matching then we can send you 7.40 single width.  Note...
Which fabric is suitable for upholstery?
We recommend the medium weight for upholstery and soft furnishings. However, the lightweight is more than adequate for soft furnishings such as curtains and cushions. The same can be said for heavyweight as it is equally as suitable for upholstery.
What is the difference between single width and double width fabric?
The difference between single width and double width is simply the width. The single width is just over half the width of the double width. I.e. single width is 32" opposed to double width which is 54" wide. Also, single-width is woven with a traditional...
What is the difference between pleating to sett or stripe on kilts?
Kilts can be pleated to either the sett or the stripe. Pleating to sett is the pattern running across the pleats to give it the same appearance as the front of the kilt. Pleated to the stripe is the stripe running down each pleat normally this is...