Pattern Repeat

 

THE CONCEPT

 
 

Fabric repeat is the amount of space (in inches) from where a pattern begins and then repeats itself. Fabric repeats can be measured vertically or horizontally.

Repeat patterns are very important details that should be listed as a part of the specifications for every fabric.

 
 
 
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HORIZONTAL REPEAT

Equals 5” - the distance from the edge of one mark to the beginning of the next.

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VERTICAL REPEAT

Equals 6” - the distance from the bottom of one mark to the bottom of the next directly above it.

 
 
 

Fabric repeat will affect the usage of fabric required. Repeats determine how pillows, drapery and other products are constructed. Fabric must be cut in order to accomplish pattern consistency across multiple panels and fabric repeat is used to calculate and achieve this specification.