Frequently Asked Questions

Where can individuals, fabric stores and quilt shops buy A.E. Nathan fabrics?
You can always contact one of the A.E. Nathan sales reps by clicking on "where to buy" and selecting sales reps from the list. Another option is to select items from the website and put them in the online cart by "adding to cart." After you fill your cart, you will be asked for some personal information and asked how you would like someone at A.E. Nathan to contact you...by phone or email. Someone should contact you within a couple of days to get all details needed to finalize your order. Please be prepared to provide an up to date state resale certificate to become an approved customer. In addition, you will be required to fill out NY form st-120. Finally, you can always contact one of our distributors also located on the where to buy list.

Where can consumers buy A.E. Nathan fabrics?
A.E. Nathan fabrics can be purchased in any of the large U.S. retail fabric chains [Wal-mart, Jo-ann's & Hobby Lobby]. In addition, A.E. Nathan's fabrics can be purchased in a wide number of non-chain fabric stores and quilt shops. Most of A.E. Nathan's products could also be found at www.fabric.com. Finally, you can contact us by clicking the "contact us" icon on the bottom of the home page for specific questions about where to buy specific A.E Nathan fabric products.

What trademarks does A.E. Nathan own?
As of 2013/2014, A.E. Nathan has trademarked two fabric items. The first one is Comfy Flannel (R) Prints & Solids which is now trademarked in the US and Canada. The second one is Luscious Dimple Fleece (R) which is the A.E. Nathan version of Minkee (R) Fleece with the dimple. Please note that all violations of the A.E. Nathan trademarks are taken very seriously and will be aggressively pursued.

How much do A.E. Nathan's fabrics cost?
All the fabrics are priced accordingly throughout the website. The prices on the website are the highest prices that A.E. Nathan would sell to anyone and should be the highest price that any shop or store pays to buy A.E. Nathan products. Please note that only approved customers can access pricing on the website after logging into their account. Customers that purchase in bulk are eligible for price breaks. Please inquire with your sales rep or contact our home office directly to find out more.

What is the minimum order requirement?
The A.E. Nathan minimum order is 6 pieces or bolts. 

Does A.E. Nathan sell to manufacturers?
Yes, manufacturers can have goods shipped to them directly from our overseas suppliers or from our U.S. warehouses. Manufacturers can buy either rot (rolled on tubes) or double and rolled. Please contact scott@jaftex.com or call 800-294-9495 x218 about manufacturing purchases.

Where are A.E. Nathan's offices?
A.E. Nathan is located at 49 West 37th street in Manhattan on the North side of the street between 5th and 6th avenues on the 14th floor.

Where does A.E. Nathan's fabric ship from?
All of A.E. Nathan's products ship from Seneca, S.C.

Does A.E. Nathan have its own shipping and double and rolling facility?
Yes, it is called G&S South in Seneca, SC.

What is the "Quilt of the Month" program?
The "quilt of the month" is a program that A.E. Nathan produced for Wal-mart USA a long time ago. The program included 5-8 different prints and a printed instruction sheet to make a beautiful quilt. As of August 2013, this program has been discontinued and we no longer have the projects either.

Where are A.E. Nathan's products produced?
Most of the A.E. Nathan flannel products and quilting fabrics are produced in Pakistan. The A.E. Nathan yarn dyed flannels are produced in India. All fleece is produced in China. The homespuns are produced in India. 

Can A.E. Nathan produce custom items?
A.E. Nathan has excellent resources in Pakistan, India, China & Korea that are capable of producing various custom items i.e. swaddle blankets, fleece throws, custom fabric designs, etc. A.E. Nathan can also print any pattern that you desire, but there is typically a 3000-6000 yard minimum order or a surcharge for smaller quantities. Please note that special orders can take anywhere from 3-6 months, so plan accordingly. For a quicker turnaround, please note that you may print one of A.E. Nathan's existing patterns in any color from a wide library of designs. Please contact scott@jaftex.com or call 800-294-9495 x218 to inquire.

What should you do if you have a problem with your fabric or a question that you cannot get answered?
Please feel free to contact scott@jaftex.com (President) or lliyi@jaftex.com (customer service) and one of them will be certain to answer your question. Or, you can call 800-294-9495 x 213 for customer service.

How does one get the variety of different swatch cards that A.E. Nathan produces each year?
Please contact scott@jaftex.com or call 800-294-9495 x218 to see if you are eligible to receive A.E. Nathan's product swatchcards.

Does A.E. Nathan provide charitable donations or donations for shop hops?
A.E. Nathan takes pride in donating a lot of flannel and other fabrics every year to important charitable organizations and causes. Please contact us regarding donations. We try to accommodate all requests for shop hop donations as well, but prefer that some of the shops in the shop hop actually buy fabric from A.E. Nathan Co., Inc.

How can one become a licensor for A.E. Nathan?
A.E. Nathan is always looking for new and creative designers who are interested in designing fabric lines for A.E. Nathan and its related companies. Please feel free to send groups of designs to our home office address (attention Scott) or email them to scott@jaftex.com. A.E. Nathan is also always seeking to create licensing arrangements with major studios, cartoons, movies, games, etc.

Who are A.E. Nathan's related companies?
The family that owns A.E. Nathan also owns Henry Glass Fabrics, Studioe Fabrics, Jaftex Corporation, FreeSpirit Fabrics, Fabric Editions, 3 Wishes and The Blank Quilting Corporation. If you fill out the form st-120 and send in a state resale certificate you are eligible to buy from A.E. Nathan as well as all the other related companies. No need to go through the registration process again.

Did we answer all of your questions?
If not, please feel free to click on the blue "contact us" icon on the right side of this page and let us know your question. There are no silly questions.