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.
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.
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.
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.
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.