Caramel Creme Traditional Orphan Fabric Effect 16 count 8 1/4 x 30


Orphan Fabric Hand-dyed Aida

Color: Caramel Creme Traditional (combination of DMC # 945 and 951)

Size: 8 1/4" x 30"- 16 count

Description: light caramel

Orphan fabrics are pieces that have already been dyed our most popular colors. They are typically end of the bolt pieces that are odd sizes. They are NOT seconds - they are the same quality as our made to order fabric. They will still be shipped rolled but there is only one - once it is gone - it's gone. Orphan fabrics are NOT returnable.

We use the finest quality 100% cotton Aida from Zweigart and Charles Craft. Our fabric is COLORFAST and is slightly stiffer than other manufacturers products.

Our drying methods result in a fabric that has very few wrinkles. We also ship the fabric ROLLED instead of folded which further reduces wrinkling.

Color may vary between lighter and darker depending on screen resolutions and pieces may have more or less mottling/shading than seen in the image.

As screen resolutions can differ greatly, we have provided the closest match of our fabric to a DMC color. However, this is not an exact science and there is a limited selection of DMC colors to choose from. If you have any questions, please contact us before purchasing.

Happy stitching!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wholesale/Designer Discount Program

We do offer a Wholesale and Designer Discount Program. Please contact us for more information.

Custom Orders

Custom sizes are 7 cents a square inch. In most cases, it is cheaper to buy the next size up in our standard sizes offered. We can do any color combination that is requested, up to three colors. There is no extra charge for custom colors. Custom orders are not returnable.

Care instructions

Our fabric is colorfast. If you must wash it - hand-wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. Please keep in mind that while our fabric is colorfast - most floss is not and bleeding from the floss may occur.


Shipping is free anywhere in the United States. International buyers must pay all shipping, import fees and taxes. Items will be sent via First Class or Priority Mail depending on the size of the package. A tracking number will be provided. All fabric is shipped ROLLED rather than folded.

Our shipping time varies depending on how busy we are. Our fabric is dyed to order and the processing time can be anywhere from 2-10 business days. We try to ship as quickly as possible and most orders ship within 3 days. If we are very busy (usually before holidays and after trade shows) I will update the shipping to reflect the delay. Please contact us if you are concerned about the actual shipping time and we will give you a more accurate time frame.

Our Fabric

Our fabric is cut to size and then dyed individually. No two pieces will look the same. Fabric sizes are approximate - shrinkage can occur during the dye process. All our fabric ships rolled.

Each listing includes a DMC reference number and a description of the color. Please use this information when choosing fabric. Computer monitors do not always accurately reflect color.

We offer two effects-Traditional (T) and Solid (S). The traditional effect is either a light and dark version of one color or a combination of 2-3 colors. These pieces typically have moderate to heavy shading, mottling and speckling. The solid effect is two layers of one color. Pieces done in this manner have subtle shading and a more solid appearance.


We do offer samples of each color. They are approximately 3x5 inches and could be any count. They are $1.00 each and are available for purchase in the sample section. Please keep in mind that this is a sample only and you will be ordering a much larger piece. Samples may not accurately reflect shading, mottling, veining, etc. Larger pieces may be lighter or darker. Typically in 16 and 18 count Aida colors are slightly lighter.

The entire sample book (of all our colors) may also be purchased. See listing.


For those not familiar with hand-dyed Aida - our prices may seem high. However, they do reflect the industry standards. And remember shipping is always free on all our designs and fabric when shipped within the United States. As reflected in our reviews and by our five star rating - we offer an exceptional product of high quality in beautiful colors that is packaged and shipped rolled instead of folded. As my late father-in-law was known to say, "Quality is not expensive, it's priceless." Considering the hours of hard work you will put into stitching a design - it's worth starting with a quality product.


Dream Big Little Mermaid - the floss list is incorrect on some charts. Please use the following information: A is E3949, B is 793, C is 4030 and D is 3810. All are DMC colors.

Fabric of the Month Club Subscriptions

We have 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions available. You pick the color category, count and size. We send you a different color fabric every month. No repititions during each subscription period. You may change the count and color category during the subscription period but SIZE changes are not permitted.

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