Frequently Asked Questions: What is railroaded fabric?

Conventional upholstery fabric has the pattern going up the fabric roll.  In other words it runs the length of the fabric, not the width.  Railroaded fabric has the fabric running on the width, that is sideways up the roll. It is used to avoid seams or just a preference of how the fabric looks. Most patterns are directional and cannot be railroaded.



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