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A 55 x 45cm (21 1/2 x 17 3/4in) precut piece of thicker cotton fabric from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co., excellent for sashiko, embroidery, patchwork, bag making and other projects. It is made to look like old cloth, with subtle colours and a slight wrinkle in the texture, and feels like a soft, handwoven cotton. The weave is loose enough to easily stitch sashiko with fine, medium or thick sashiko threads. Ideal for wearables, boro style patchwork, or any project where an antique look is desired.

This is the same fabric that was used for many of the projects and pattern directory samples in 'The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook', including the large sampler quilt opposite the title page.


108cm wide


Available in 30 beautiful colours. Shade 59 mustard yellow is also available by the half metre - click here.


100% cotton


Made and packed in Japan

NB -

  • The 55 x 45cm (21 1/2 x 17 3/4in) precut size is fractionally smaller than a USA 'fat quarter' size (18in x half bolt width). The fabric is cut and packed in Japan to this standard size.
  • The number in brackets is the Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. stock number for this precut. The pack labels refer to this number rather than the main shade number.

Azumino #59 (#79) mustard yellow cotton - precut cloth

  • Zigzag or overlock the edges before stitching sashiko, as this fabric will fray more than regular patchwork cottons.

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