Right Fabric for the Right Project
ITEM # 1479260P72
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  • Tightly woven, generally heavy & fabric-backed.
  • Durable enough for use on furniture. Many light enough for drapes & bedding.
  • Proper level of application determined through Wyzenbeek double rub testing long-term wear. Double rubs are the number of abrasions a fabric can endure without noticeable wear.

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  • For decorative pillows, draperies, duvet covers, bedspreads or tablecloths.
  • Patterns or woven designs with at least two colors.

  • For decorative pillows, draperies, duvet covers, bedspreads or tablecloths.
  • Solids are or appear to be one color overall.

  • For window treatments only.
  • Filmy, translucent fabrics, often with a soft sheen.
  • A decorative option; won’t ensure privacy when room is lit from inside.

  • Water-resistant, not waterproof.
  • Does not promote mildew growth; but it may grow on soils or spills that are not removed promptly from the fabric.
  • Manufacturer’s UV ratings provided in hours of protected sun exposure.


  • Vacuum upholstered furniture & draperies regularly with small brush attachment to remove surface dust. Dust creates friction over time & wears down the fibers.
  • Turn & rotate seat & back cushions periodically to distribute wear.
  • When spills occur, gently blot them with a clean, dry & absorbent 100% cotton cloth. Do not rub! Color from 1 fabric could rub onto another.
  • Home decor fabrics & trims can be damaged by improper cleaning. Check the Cleaning Code of the fabric to determine whether to use a water-based or solvent-based solution or to dry clean only.

  • To prolong the life of the outdoor fabrics, remove cushions from direct sunlight & other elements when not in use.
  • Hose down awnings & seat cushions to remove stains & dirt. Mildew grows on dirt particles & can work into the material. Keeping outdoor fabric furnishings clean while enabling them to breathe helps them last longer.
  • Store outdoor furniture indoors during the winter.
  • Stretch hammocks & chair covers over the frame to avoid shrinkage.
  • Remove acrylic cushions from their frame before cleaning. Use a sponge to spot clean with mild soap & water. Rinse with clean water. Dry completely before using or storing cushions.
  • Never wrap cushions in plastic when storing. Plastic does not allow the cushion to breathe & may cause mildew if there is any moisture present.
  • Spread a towel over the cushion when using suntan lotions or oils. These products can breakdown the UV factor and cause premature fading.

Fabric Terms

    • Fabric Width: Measurement of fabric from selvage to selvage.
    • Repeat: Distance, vertical & horizontal, between the beginning of 1 complete motif & the next.
    • Railroaded Fabrics: Fabrics produced with the pattern running perpendicular to the bolt so it can be cut & used on furniture without seams.
    • Fabric Content: Fibers used to create the cloth.
    • Country of Origin: Where the fabric was manufactured.
    • Abrasion/Double Rubs: Durability rating of the fabric & its resistance to wear & tear.
    • Finish: A protective coating on the surface of the fabric.
    • UV Hours: Specific hours the fabric was tested to resist ultraviolet rays.
    • Fabric Cleaning Code: Indicates how the fabric may be cleaned. W, WS, S, X or SW refers to a specific cleaning method. See below.
    • Category: Prints, Solids, Upholstery, Sheers, Outdoor or Linings

    • Fabric Cleaning Codes

    • S: Vacuum; spot clean with dry-cleaning solvent in a well-ventilated room. Professional cleaning recommended.
    • W: Vacuum; spot clean with a water-based agent. Professional cleaning recommended.
    • WS: Use water-based solution, dry-cleaning solvent or upholstery shampoo, depending on the stain.
    • X: Vacuum or gently brush. Never use cleaning agents; they may cause staining, shrinkage or distort the fabric surface pile. Professional cleaning recommended.
    • SW: Spot clean with only the foam of a water-based cleaning agent or with a pure solvent in a well-ventilated room. Professional cleaning recommended.



Standard Delivery

You can usually expect delivery within 6-10 business days from your order date (business days are Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays).  You’ll receive an email with tracking information when your order is shipped.   Please allow up to 5 business days to receive your tracking information.  

Some items sent directly from our suppliers may take longer, and will ship separate from the remainder of your order. 

Please note that Singer sewing machines cannot be shipped to Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands or to military bases overseas.

Expedited Delivery

Most items will give you the option to upgrade your shipping method for faster delivery.  If you choose to upgrade your shipping method, your order must be received by 11:00 AM ET or your order may not be processed until the following business day. 

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Fabric Terms