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Service Vision

We promise to go the extra mile to meet your needs: we try to "think like our customers" and will treat you as we would like to be treated.

We promise that if you are not happy, we will do everything we can to try to make you happy.

We promise that if we do not have what you want (notions, books, patterns), we will try to find it and order it for you.

We promise that if not all your products are in stock at the time we receive your order, we will contact you to discuss how you would like to proceed.

A Message to our Customers...Please Read!

First, a big "Thank You" to our customers for choosing Fabric Essentials!
We know you have many options when shopping online and we appreciate it when you purchase from us!

delivery truck When placing orders, please be sure to review your shipping and billing details.
We are finding a very high percentage of orders have incorrect information. If we need to reach our customers, we often find that neither the phone number nor email address are correct!

Many times the official post office shipping address is different than what may be on your record. In order to reduce costs and improve service, the post office has standardized addresses and is very particular about abbreviations for Street, Court, Lane, etc. We are not able to ship to addresses that the post office does not recognize!

* Has your name changed?
* Has the post office changed your "official address"?
* Does the address on your order match the official post office address?
* Have you disconnected your home phone or changed phone numbers?
* Is your email address correct?
As a reminder, when you place an order with Fabric Essentials, it is only "Authorized". We do not collect payment until everything is ready to ship. If we are out of stock on anything, or do not have the quantity that you have specified, we will contact you to see how you wish to proceed.

It is important to have the correct information on your order so we can reach you!

Payment Options

For regular orders, we use the PayPal Merchant Authorization System, which accepts PayPal as well as ALL Major Credit Cards. For BOM Program orders, after we receive your order, we will call you to discuss how many blocks you want and when you want them. We then convert your initial order to our AutoShip program, and send your blocks on the schedule YOU choose!
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Your card is not charged until your order is verified and sent.

When you check out, you can pay using your PayPal account, or look for...
Don't Have a PayPal account? 
You can pay by Credit Card or Bill Me Later!

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Store Policies

How to Order

If you cannot visit our store in person, you can purchase products via telephone (+1-785-243-4044), via email at,  or internet at

Payment Methods

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express through the PayPal merchant services program. If you have a PayPal account, you may use that for your payment. We do not charge your credit card until your products ship.

We use the Authorization method with our PayPal merchant services program. This means that when you checkout, your account has been authorized for the total. Nothing actually is charged to your account until we make sure that we have everything you have ordered. When we ship your products, we THEN charge your card.

Sales Tax

Sales Tax will be added to all orders placed from within Kansas at the rate of 8.15%. International orders (outside the US) may be subject to customs duties and taxes.

Order Processing

We will process all orders and ship within 2 business days, except for holidays. If, for some reason we are unable to do so, we will contact you to let you know.

Patchwork Party customers - due to the volume of orders, we will try to get all block kit orders out within 3 business days.

If we are out of the product you have requested, or do not have the exact amount of fabric you have requested, we will call to see what you would like to do: take the yardage we do have on hand, or cancel that part of your order.

If not all of your products are in stock at the time we receive your order, we will call you to find out how you would like us to process your order. We can wait until all items are in stock, or we can send a partial shipment.

Shipping in the United States

Shipping Policies

We are based in the United States and our shipping is standard US postal service. Normal delivery is between 5-10 business days in the mainland US. If you need expedited shipping (i.e. Priority Mail or UPS), please call us at +1-785-243-4044 to discuss your requirements. We will make every effort to accommodate you. Please note that UPS can only deliver to a street address – not to PO Boxes, rural routes, or general delivery addresses.

For shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada or other foreign countries, prices will be determined upon shipment. Our shipping and handling charges for International orders do not include taxes, duties or brokerage fees. These taxes and fees are the sole responsibility of the recipient. See more information about International Shipping below.

We try to keep our shipping rates as low as possible. Our shipping rates include our labor, postage fees, boxes, packing materials, labels and everything required to process and package your order.

Shipping & Handling Calculation

You will be able to see the shipping and handling costs
BEFORE you are required to enter your payment details. After you press the  button on the shopping cart, you will be asked for your zip code; the system will then calculate the shipping and handling. We think it is only fair to know these costs UP FRONT!

Shipping on International Orders

International Orders

International Customers - Postage Increases as of January 27th
Click HERE to see the rate changes for International Priority Flat Rate Shipping.

For international orders, we have "guestimated" the costs; but since the shipping can vary widely, the shipping costs you see may not be accurate. What we generally do is to work with you to ship your order the most economical way possible. Contact us via email at and tell us what you would like, and we'll take it to the post office and ask for a quote.

Our policy is to ship your order the most economical way possible. We can get quite a few yards in the Flat Rate Priority Envelope. The system calculates shipping based upon dollar value, and the post office calculates based upon weight. Therefore, some orders may have too much freight calculated.

We do not process your order until we know what the shipping will be.
When we receive your order, we get everything ready to go and then figure out the smallest package we can squeeze your order into so that you can save on shipping. We then adjust the shipping before we process your order. In rare cases, the shipping is actually more than what the system has calculated, and if so, we will contact you.

We insure packages valued over $100. Insurance varies depending upon the country, but is generally very reasonable.

We want you to be satisfied! If you have any questions about your shipping charges, just email us at and we'll be happy to answer your questions about shipping before we process your order.

                                                                                                                      - Ma