Railroading fabric

Railroading refers to the way a fabric, usually a pattern, is printed or milled. Normally a roll of fabric features the top of a pattern going up the roll. However, a railroaded fabric will have the top of the pattern going across the roll. This makes it possible to upholster a headboard, create a large diameter shade or make blinds without seams or a break in the pattern.

All our fabrics are printed to order and so we can railroad fabric at the time of printing. The little diagram above explains it perfectly. Here in the studio, we can turn the design around 90 degrees before printing.

It’s a useful service to have for certain projects like this amazing wide width blind. It’s just one of the many things a smaller company can offer. If you think this will help you with your project, please ask us and we will be more than happy to help.

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