Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is STELLA?

    STELLA represents the creative spirit in all of us. Click here to read About Us.

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  • What kind of fabrics are Dear STELLA designs printed on?

    Dear STELLA designs are printed on the highest quality 100% cotton and cotton canvas fabrics. Some Dear STELLA prints are available with a laminated finish. Most designs are printed on a narrow width, 44/45”, with the exception of cotton canvas and laminated cottons, which are printed on wider width goods, 55/56” – 57/58”.

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  • Where are Dear STELLA fabrics printed?

    Dear STELLA designs are all printed at our overseas printing mills.

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  • How do I wash Dear STELLA fabrics?

    We recommend you pre-wash Dear STELLA fabric for the best results. Machine wash in warm water. Tumble dry on a low setting, and remove promptly. Do not use chlorine bleach. Use a cool iron if necessary.

    For red and white fabrics, we recommend taking extra care during the pre-wash process by using color catchers or Retayne.

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  • How do I submit designs to Dear STELLA?

    If you wish to submit your designs to Dear STELLA, please send them via mail or email. If mailing, please do NOT send original artwork, as it will not be returned. Due to a high volume of submissions, please allow up to 30 days for an email response.

    Please send your designs with a subject line “DESIGN SUBMISSION” via email to:

    If you prefer to mail copies of your artwork, please send to:

    Dear STELLA
    483 Broadway, 4th Floor
    NY, NY 10013

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  • Can I purchase fabric directly from Dear STELLA?

    Dear STELLA is a manufacturer and we only sell wholesale to quilting and fabric shops, online shops and manufacturers worldwide.

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  • Where can I find Dear STELLA fabrics?

    Dear STELLA fabric is sold worldwide to quilting and fabric shops, and online fabric retailers.  Please use our shop locator to find a shop near you, or an online retailer.

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  • How can I become a Dear STELLA retailer?

    If you would like to apply to purchase Dear STELLA fabrics wholesale, please contact customer service at (212) 226-1400, or email us at

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  • How can I gain access to the wholesale section of the Dear STELLA website?

    You must be a current Dear STELLA retailer, manufacturer or distributor.  If you are a current customer, please click here to register.

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  • Can I use Dear STELLA fabric in children’s wear?

    Dear STELLA fabric is not flame proof.  You must add a flame retardant finish before using the fabric in children’s sleepwear.

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  • Can I use Dear STELLA fabric in a project that I want to sell?

    Yes, you are free to use Dear STELLA fabric in projects you make for yourself, your home, as gifts or finished product you would like to sell.

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  • What scale are the images of fabric on the website?

    The images on our website represent a piece of fabric that is about 11.25″ x 6.25″. If you’re still having trouble figuring out the size of a particular print, please contact our Customer Service team at (212) 226-1400.

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    Dear Stella
    483 Broadway
    New York, NY 10013
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