For better or for worse, Alewives Fabrics is not like other online shops (Feel free to subscribe to my newsletter to get a feel for how I am not your run-of-the-mill Quilt Shop!). Alewives is staffed by one person, and I do the best I can to ship things out in a timely manner. Having said that, I'm also balancing motherhood, personal life, my health, and a busy shop. This year, Maine businesses also faced the challenges of a mass shooting, which stopped the state in its tracks for several days, and three severe storms which knocked out our power and internet for many days at a time. While I know some customers are used to lightning fast turnaround times, just as some customers have a mistrust of online sales, there may be stretches when a few days have gone by and you do not receive a shipping notification from me. If this happens, please do not worry. I am working away behind the scenes to get your order out the door as soon as possible. If you ever have a question about lead times, or if you are in a situation where you need your order expedited, please feel free to email me at alewives@alewivesfabrics.com, and I will either answer your inquiry right away, or happily move you to the front of the shipping queue. Shipping after a sale is often delayed due to volume, and I am not in the shop most weekends, so nothing ships out on Saturday or Sunday. I am always looking for ways to improve my shipping times, and I know you are anticipating your fabric's arrival ( a part of my job I take very seriously!), but I do appreciate your patience during the stretches that this one woman show is a bit on the slow side. Thank you for your understanding and your orders!


It is my intention that you have a great experience with Alewives Fabrics from start to finish and I work very hard to meet your needs. If you are unsure of a fabric's weight or color I suggest ordering a half yard (this is my minimum cut), just to be sure. Please be advised that cut fabrics may not be returned unless flawed, incorrect, or a misrepresentation of what you ordered. Please also keep in mind that every computer/phone screen is different, so while I make every effort to make the images on my website as accurate as possible, slight variations in color may occur. Please e-mail any questions, comments or concerns to alewives@alewivesfabrics.com.


In order to keep your shipping costs as low as possible we do not charge a handling fee for processing your orders. We ship via USPS Priority or USPS First Class. Please e-mail any questions to alewives@alewivesfabrics.com. 


I am not offering international shipping at this time.