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6
Feb

#1 Fabric Company’s look at Duralee Fabrics

#1 Fabric Company’s look at Duralee Fabrics

JEN: Thank you for tuning in to #1 Fabric Co’s look at Duralee Fabrics.  For over 60 years, Duralee has position its self to be a leader in home fashions.

APRIL: By offering multiple fabric lines all under the Duralee umbrella, finding a pattern that matches your style and budget is a cinch!

JEN: The Highland Court line offered by Duralee, features today’s finest looks by some of the finest designers in the business! Names like Laura Kirar and Phillip Gorrivan have offered their expertise to bring style and aged elegance to a residential audience.

APRIL : Duralee’s original line continually creates palettes and styles with comfort and authenticity, injecting a heavy dose of what';s now and what’s timely, all the while maintaining a balance with timeless versatility. Sophisticated, yet youthful and fun, the Duralee design aesthetic upholds an ageless appeal.  Duralee’s Design Studio is in constant motion, creating ever-evolving product tailored to meet the changing needs of today’s design community.

JEN: Budget conscience customers will certainly enjoy the freedom offered by Duralee’s Suburban Home Collection. Freedom to decorate with today’s hottest styles with patterns that are as pleasing to your pocket book as they are to your eyes.

APRIL : It’s easy to see the ways that Duralee is committed to offering something for everyone. In their quest to continue offering the best in home fashion, Duralee purchased the B. Berger family of brands in the summer of 2012. With that, Duralee acquired the archives of the luxury fabric brand Bailey & Griffin.  While combing through decades of artwork, fabric and wall covering designs, it became evident that the prestige of the Bailey & Griffin product was not to be ignored.  Therefore, they are pleased to announce that they have decided to revive this iconic line of refined high-end fabrics for the distinguished home.

Duralee has also partnered with Clarke & Clarke, a U.K. based fabric and wall coverings editor to be the exclusive distributor for their products in the United States.

JEN: Be sure to check back as new introductions will be added as soon as they become available. With categories like SOLID TEXTURES, WOVENS, FAUX SILKS, the ‘earth friendly’ CLODAGH line, LINENS, PRINTS AND WOVENS, ARTISTIC PRINTS, CHENILLES, to name a few… there is no reason to doubt that Duralee has you covered!

#1 Fabric Company’s look at Duralee Fabrics

APRIL : Visit us on the web at www.upholstery-fabrics-store.com to get pricing and information on any of the fine products offered by Duralee.

6
Feb

Fabric Memo Samples and Cuttings for Approval

Fabric Memo Samples and Cuttings for Approval

Welcome to  #1 Fabric company’s look at fabric memo samples and cuttings for approval.  I’m Jennifer, sales manager at #1 Fabric Company. And this is April, Account manager at #1 fabric company.

Today I want to discuss the differences between receiving a memo sample and a cutting for approval.

Generally speaking, memo samples are nicely presented swatches of fabric that are offered from the fabric manufacturers themselves.  They are generally just large enough for you to be able to appreciate the size of the pattern repeat.  In a case like this, a solid or a texture or even a small repeat pattern, we will give you a smaller memo sample.  Sometimes when the repeat is larger, a larger memo sample is more appropriate.

In this case, this memo sample is sized so that you can see the entire repeat of the pattern.

There are no guarantees about what size memo sample you’ll receive, but the manufacturers understand that the reason for ordering a memo sample is so that you can make sure that that design looks right in the room that you’re furnishing.

On the back of each memo sample is a tag that contains information about the pattern name, color, the width, the fabric content, the repeat information. Everything that you need to make sure that pattern is going to be perfect for your project.

The other piece of fabric you can receive from us is called a cutting for approval, a CFA if you will.

Cuttings for approval also come directly from the fabric manufacturers and are little less fancy than a memo sample. These are samples that are coming directly from the bolt that the manufacturers is working from. The dye lot that you receive in the mail is the dye lot that your fabric order will also come from. When you place an order for a cutting for approval, I’ll need to know how many yards of fabric you’ll need. This reserves that amount with the manufacturer, for the amount of time that it’ll take for you to receive the cutting for approval.

Fabric Memo Samples and Cuttings for Approval

Contact us on the web at upholstery-fabrics-store.com to place your order for memo samples, cuttings for approval or cut yardage.  You can also visit our online discount fabric catalog.

5
Feb

How to read repeat information for a fabric

How to read repeat information for a fabric

Welcome to #1 Fabric Company, your source for quality discounted designer fabrics and wall coverings. I’m Jennifer, sales manager at #1 Fabric Company. And today I want to talk to you about how to read repeat information for a fabric.

When you’re looking at a fabric book, on the back of each sample, a repeat information area is listed. It tells you the width of this fabric. In this case its 54 inches and it tells you the repeat information.

The vertical repeat on this fabric is 4 3/4 inches and the horizontal repeat is 5 inches. That means the space between the center of this medallion and the center of that medallion will be 5 inches.

The center of this medallion and the center of this medallion will be the vertical repeat, and it measures 4 3/4 inches.

This information is important when figuring out how much yardage you need for your project.

Sometimes, when you’re working with a pattern with a larger repeat, more fabric will be needed to center the design on the piece you’re having done. April, our account manager, is going to explain how to read the repeat of a larger pattern.

Thank you Jen. Now I’d like to show you how a larger repeat on your pattern will affect the quantity required for your project.

Let’s take a look at this one, for example. It has a larger repeat. The whole width of the fabric is 54 inches from here to here. So we’ve got a repeat of about 13 1/2 inches from the center of this medallion to the center of this medallion.

So if you’re working with a smaller cushion or pillow, say this one that’s 18 inches, you would like to center the medallion and you could get multiple pieces to make your pillow out of this with the fabric.

However, if you have a larger cushion, say it’s 32 inches, and you don’t want to put any seams in it, you would have to center the medallion. Right here. And what’s left on each side would be excess fabric.

So you can see how having a larger repeat, depending on the project you’re working with of course, would affect the amount of yardage needed.

How to read repeat information for a fabric

I hope this short video explained to you how to read repeat information for a fabric. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or an email. You can visit our website at www.upholstery-fabrics-store.com and let us know if you would like to place an order for cut yardage, memo samples or cuttings for approval. We can’t wait to help you get started on your next design project.You can also visit our online discounted fabrics catalog.

4
Feb

Railroaded vs. Up the Roll Fabrics

Railroaded vs. Up the Roll Fabrics

Welcome to # 1 Fabric Company, your source for first quality, discounted designer fabrics and wall coverings. I’m April, account manager, and this is Jen, sales manager.

Today we’re going to talk to you about the difference between railroaded vs. up the roll fabrics.

This is an example of a pattern that is labeled up the roll. What that means is that your fabric, 54 inches wide,  has a pattern going upward. So if you were going to have a larger piece, say a camel back sofa for instance, that you wanted to place this fabric on, if it’s any longer than 54 inches, you would end up seaming the fabric.

Conversely, patterns can be presented railroaded. A railroaded fabric means that the fabric design runs vertically along the width of the fabric.  This would be ideal if you were doing a larger piece like April suggested with the camel back sofa. This fabric could go the length you desire based on the amount of yardage that you need, minimizing the amount of fabric that would need to be seamed together.

Railroaded vs. Up the Roll Fabrics

For more information about discount designer fabrics that are sold, up the roll, or railroaded, feel free to call us or send us an email. Visit our website at upholstery-fabrics-store.com. You can also visit our online discounted fabrics catalog.

29
Dec

Discounted Robert Allen Upholstery Fabrics

Discounted Robert Allen Upholstery Fabrics

Jen:  Thank you for tuning in to #1 Fabric Co’s look at discounted Robert Allen upholstery fabrics . The Robert Allen Group has been THE source for some of the world’s finest fabrics for more than 70 years Long recognized as innovators in home fashion, Robert Allen pioneered the broad distribution of fabric books. The renowned Robert Allen Color Library, with its exceptionally effective method of organization by color, was an industry first introduced by Robert Allen.  Inspired by all things intriguing and relevant, whether art, history, nature or architecture, Robert Allen’s designs are always fresh, original, stylish and inventive.

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23
Dec

Kravet Fabrics Outlet Offers Hottest in Interior Design

Kravet Fabrics Outlet Offers Hottest in Interior Design

Welcome to #1 Fabric Co., your source for first quality, discounted designer fabrics and wallcoverings. We’re talking about some of the amazing designers who have collaborated with Kravet to offer you the hottest in interior design. Let’s talk about Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) who brings her legendary sense of print and color to an exclusive collection done for Kravet.

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19
Dec

Fabricut Discount Fabrics and Wallcoverings

Fabricut Discount Fabrics and Wallcoverings

April:  Welcome to #1 Fabric Co., your source for first quality, discounted designer fabrics and wallcoverings.  Today, we want to introduce you to some of our Fabricut Fabrics specialty collections and designers, which are all available for purchase through us, #1 Fabric Co. Read more