FAQs • Remnant Kings

Shopping on our site

Your fabric prices seem extremely cheap, are your fabrics seconds?
No, our fabrics are definitely not seconds. We have 5 stores and a website giving us great buying power which results in low prices for our customers.
What is the minimum amount (of fabric or trims) I can buy?
1 metre is the minimum amount you can buy of our fabrics and trims.
Do you offer fabric samples?
Yes, we offer small samples of our fabrics priced at £1 each which allows you to see the scale and colour of the fabric. Delivery on samples is free of charge. This service is based on a fair use policy and multiple sample orders will be sent at our discretion.
Is the colour I see online the colour I will get?
Due to variances in computer monitor settings, the product colour shown may differ from the actual colour.
Can I have my items delivered to a different address from my billing address?
Yes, during the checkout process you will have the option to enter a delivery address that is different to that of your billing address.
Can I have my items delivered to multiple addresses?
Yes, during the checkout process you will have the option to enter multiple delivery addresses and you will be charged accordingly.

Interiors

What is our online Made to Measure Service?
Our made to measure service is online creating beautiful bespoke curtains, blinds and home accessories. Our online service asks that you choose your fabric, enter your width and drop and choose your lining and header style. Our make up prices are:
3" Pencil Pleat - £25 per width
6" Pencil Pleat - £36 per width
Eyelet - £50 per width
Pinch Pleat - £60 per width
Blinds run on a sliding scale depending on width and drop starting at £125 per blind (up to 76cm width and 125cm drop), rising to £325 per blind (up to 201cm width and 201cm drop).
These items are handmade in the UK by our skilled workroom and take up to six weeks for delivery.
Our online made to measure service also allows you print a quote to visit us in-store with to see the fabric on the roll or to ensure that it suits your room. We also offer samples of all our fabrics, priced at £1 per sample, which we advise purchasing before placing your order.
Please explain your curtain sizes, are they in inches or centimetres?
Our curtain sizes are in inches, so for example when you buy a pair of 60x60 curtains each individual curtain measures 60" x 60".
What measurements do I need if I am buying curtains?
You need to know the width of your track or pole and the finished drop.
How do I measure for curtains?
To make sure you get the best fit possible it is important you take time to measure your window carefully. Read our How to Measure For Curtains guide for full details.
I'm looking for eyelet curtains, where should I measure from?
You should measure from the top of the pole as this is where the eyelet curtain will sit.
What size of ready made curtains should I buy for my window?
Our curtains are sold in pairs, however please note the dimensions detailed refer to each individual curtain. The total width of both curtains should be two to two and a half times the width of the track or pole. In terms of the drop, you should pick the ready made curtain with the length closest to your desired length – this is a matter of taste.
What’s the difference between polycotton, thermal and blackout curtain lining?
Our polycotton lining is light to medium weight and suitable for use with fairly heavy curtain fabrics. Our thermal lining will not only provide warmth but also give body to your curtains without being overly heavy. Our blackout lining, while blocking out sunlight, will also give body.
What size of cushion pad should I buy?
The cushion pad should be slightly larger than the size of the cushion cover to ensure a nice plump cushion that will not compact with time and look unsightly. Please note, the larger the pad the more it will compact with use.
How heat resistant is the table protector?
Our table protector is designed to protect your table from the heat of a warm plate or teacup, however would not withstand the heat of items straight out of the oven for example. Its easy wipe-clean surface also protects your table from accidental spills.
How much fabric do I need to make a tablecloth?

This depends on whether your table is square/rectangular or round.

For a square/rectangular table, measure the tabletop and write the dimensions down on a piece of paper. Determine the desired “drop” of your tablecloth (or the amount of overhang) and add this number plus 1” to each of the tabletop dimensions. A standard drop is 8” – 10”. Please note your selected fabric should be at least 54” wide.

For a round tablecloth, measure the diameter of your table and write this dimension down on a piece of paper. Add the diameter of the table to twice the table’s height (if you want a floor-length tablecloth) OR add the diameter of the table to twice the desired length if you want a shorter tabelcloth (measure the distance from the edge of the table to the desired length). Add 1.5” to your measurements to allow for a 0.75” hem around the bottom of the tablecloth. Use this figure for both the length and width of the material you will need.

Dyeing

What fabrics can I dye with Dylon?
You can use Dylon to dye cotton, linen and viscose and these fabrics will dye to the full shade shown on the pack. Mixtures of these fabrics with polyester will result in lighter shades. Polyester, nylon and other synthetics cannot be dyed with Dylon. Wool and silk can be dyed with Dylon Hand Fabric Dye.
Will dye cover up bleach marks?
As bleach can harm fabrics, dyeing may unfortunately not cover up bleach marks.

Dressmaking

What is the difference between an open and a closed end zip?
In open-end zips both the ends get separated from each other. This type of zip is often used in jackets. Closed-end zips are closed at both ends and are most commonly used in trousers, jeans, jacket pockets etc.

General

Is Stick On Velcro suitable for fabric use?
No, we wouldn’t recommend it – stick on Velcro is not engineered to work on fabrics long-term, but bond to solid or hard surfaces. If you do want to use hook & loop product on fabric you can however use Sew & Stick or Sew On Velcro.
How much ribbon do I need to go around a cake?
It’s always best to buy more ribbon than you think you will need, just in case you make any mistakes. Measure the distance around each tier of the cake with a measuring tape, and add all the measurements together. Increase this measurement by 25 to 30 percent to work out how much ribbon you should buy.
How do I convert measurements?
Visit this online Length Conversion Calculator for easy measurement conversions

Shopping in-store

Can you direct me to one of your stores?
If you go to our Stores page you can select the store you are looking to visit and you will find a Google map. If you need further help, why not call the shop direct - you will find contact details on our individual store pages.