Why Oakshott?

For colour & feel, it had to be shot cotton

Oakshott is a family business run by Michael Oakshott supplying quilters, sewers and textile artists the world over since 2003. Our expertise goes back much further, however.

Growing up in South India, Michael learnt at first hand through a family business the intricacies of fabric weaving and dyeing. His mother Julia – a passionate quilter – would search in vain for non-printed fabrics in vibrant colours. Knowing that only shot cottons could provide the answer with their depth of colour and soft feel, they set about developing their own range in a weight suitable for quilting. The launch of their original 27 colours generated a wave of excitement around the quilting world.

Oakshott fabrics were originally handwoven but have now been upgraded. They are sourced today from carefully selected mills using the latest production equipment. We work closely with the weavers to develop the distinctive colour ranges and pack mixes for which Oakshott is known.

Exclusive colours with extra dimension

Saturated colour

Saturated colour

We're able to produce the superior colour strike by using only the best quality reactive dyes and soft, clean water.  

Dyeing in fully automated, computer-controlled chambers ensures an even application and colour consistency between batches.

Soft handle and drape

Soft handle and drape

Our fabrics are woven from the finest grade shot cottons: fibres are gas mercerised for a smooth, lustrous finish then mercerised 2-ply yarns are densely woven to produce a strong, quality fabric that holds its shape. Free from dressing, the drape and handle will remain unchanged.

More for your money

Our fabrics are cut from a 54” / 137 cm bolt width - that's up to 23% wider than 'standard'.

This means that our cuts are up to a third bigger than ‘standard’See our Size guide for more.

Fast, reliable service

We aim to despatch orders within 1-2 working days of receipt. We ship worldwide every day and deliveries are routinely received within 48 hours.

A wealth of customer feedback indicates that we have a large number of delighted customers.

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Project inspiration

We're fortunate to work with world-leading designers, many of whose patterns are free to download. From Personal Accessories and Home Living to Wall and larger Bed Quilts, you'll be spoiled for choice.

Get the latest: keep up to date via our newsletterShotthrough News and @oakshottfabrics.

Ethically sourced

We strive to ensure that our fabrics are environmentally friendly, in both use and the manufacturing process.

Trust and mutual respect underpin our relationships with our weavers. We require them to comply with relevant laws, including working hours, conditions, health and safety, pay and minimum age.

Don't just take our word for it