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February 17th, 2010 contributor - Nancy Quynh
 
 

What does REPEAT refer to?

All fabrics typically will have patterns that will repeat after a certain point. A repeat refers to the length of the pattern before it repeats itself again. Normally, a repeat will come in increments of 3 inches. For example, the repeat can come after 3-6-9-12 inches & etc. The largest will typically be 27". Fabrics can have either a vertical and horizontal repeat or both. A repeat doesn’t make much of a difference in the yardage of the fabric unless it is a specific pattern that needs to be centered on the object. For example, centering the pattern may be necessary for seat cushions, the back of the sofa, front of sofa back, pillows, and upholstered headboards.