Fabric FAQ

Color Caravan Fabric FAQ 

Color Caravan is proud to provide a wide variety of options to fit your project. 

Looking for the perfect fabric for your project? Our fabric FAQ page is here to help! We offer a range of high-quality fabrics, including Belgian linen, linen cotton canvas, cotton canvas, organic cotton sateen, performance linen, and performance velvet. Our fabrics are versatile, durable, and perfect for a variety of applications, from upholstery to drapery and more. Our FAQ page is designed to answer all your questions about our fabrics, including their unique features, care instructions, and recommended uses. Whether you're a professional designer or a DIY enthusiast, our fabric FAQ page is the go-to resource for all your fabric needs. So why wait? Explore our fabrics today and start your next project with confidence!

Belgian Linen

Grown ecologically in the Flanders region and woven by LibecoTM, which has set the highest standards for textiles since 1858. This medium-weight linen fabric showcases lustrous color over the beautifully textured surface. Stronger than cotton and naturally hypoallergenic, Belgian LinenTM will soften with everyday use and is a top-of-the-line offering for decorators and makers interested in unmatched elegance on upholstery, bags and home decor.

PRINTABLE WIDTH: 54” wide

WEIGHT:
9.8 oz per square yard

FABRIC CONTENT: 100% Linen

FABRIC CONSTRUCTION: Woven, Plain Weave

Use Cases:

Indoor, home decor, upholstery, drapery, luxurious accessories, multi-purpose

Care Instructions:

Machine wash warm or cool on a gentle/delicate setting. Machine dry on a low temperature setting. Max tem- perature for both wash and dry is 100°F (38°C). To prevent wrinkling it is suggested to not fully dry the linen during laundering. Iron on the reverse side of the fabric with steam to help soften. Do not bleach.

Country of Origin: Belgium

Printing: Printed in the US using eco-friendly, water based inks

Estimated Shrinkage: 9-11% length x 3-5% width

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Cotton Duck Abradant)

27,000 double rubs

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Wire Abradant)

80,000 double rubs

Abrasion: Martindale

15,000 cycles

Pilling: (1 Severe Pilling - 5 No Pilling) 4.5

Crocking: Dry

(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) Exceeds 4 (AATCC TM 8)

Crocking: Wet

(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) Exceeds 3.5 (AATCC TM 8)

Thread Count: 50

 

Performance Linen

Performance Linen fabric offers the natural appearance and texture of traditional linen fabrics with the durability of a 100% polyester fabric. Performance Linen provides a premium linen look with the easy care of a performance polyester. he soft hand feel and elegant drape of this polyester linen make it the ideal fabric for a variety of applications. Makers and interior designers need to look no further for a durable pet- and family-friendly fabric for upholstery, home decor, pillows, curtains and more.

Fabric Width:
57” (144 cm) wide

Weight: 7.6 oz/square yd (260 gsm)

Fabric Content: 100% polyester

Fabric Construction: Woven, plain weave

Color: White

Use Cases:
Pillows, upholstery and home decor

Care Instructions:
Wash separately in cool water using a gentle machine cycle. Machine dry using a low temperature or permanent press setting and remove promptly to avoid wrinkles. Dry clean if preferred.

Country of Origin: China

Printing: Single-sided, digitally printed in the US using eco-friendly, water-based inks.

Estimated Shrinkage:
1.5-3% in length and 0-2% in width – Some shrinkage may occur during the print process and/or when washed. Pre-washing your fabric is recommended for most projects.

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Cotton Duck Abradant) 21,000+ cycles (ASTM D4966)

Abrasion: Martindale
35,000+ double rubs (ASTM D4157)

Pilling: (1 Severe Pilling - 5 No Pilling) 5 (ASTM D 4970)

Crocking: Dry
(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) 2.5 (AATCC TM 8)

Crocking: Wet
(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer)

3 (AATCC TM 8) Colorfastness to light

 

Linen Cotton Canvas  

With a soft natural texture and medium weight, this fabric blend of 55% linen and 45% cotton offers the durability of linen with the softness of cotton. The slubby hand lends character to table linens, while its absorbency makes it a favorite for tea towels. Create beautiful drapes and Roman shades with this fabric due to its medium light transparency, and it’s perfect for throw pillows.

Fabric Width:
57” (145 cm) wide

Weight:
6.4 oz/square yd (215 gsm)

Fabric Content:
55% linen, 45% cotton

Fabric Construction: Woven, 2x1 Oxford Weave

Color: Natural white

Use Cases:

Tea towels, table linens, tote bags & clutches, drapery, home decor

Care Instructions:

Machine wash cool on a gentle/delicate setting, using phosphate-free detergent. Machine dry on a low temperature setting. Iron on the reverse side of the fabric. Dry clean if preferred. Woven fabrics may experience fraying when washed. We recommend serging or stay-stitching 1/4”-1/2” from the cut edge or using a delicates bag when pre-washing.

Country of Origin: China

Printing: Single-sided, digitally printed in the US using eco-friendly, water-based ink.

Estimated Shrinkage: 3-6% length x 0-1% width - Some shrinkage may occur during the print process and/or when washed. Pre-washing your fabric is recommended for most projects.

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Cotton Duck Abradant)

12,000 double rubs

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Wire Abradant)

30,000 double rubs

Abrasion: Martindale

10,000 cycles

Pilling: (1 Severe Pilling - 5 No Pilling) 5

Crocking: Dry

(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) Exceeds 4 (AATCC TM 8)

 

Cotton Canvas

This thick upholstery-grade 100% cotton fabric offers a sophisticated basketweave texture with rich color and an enviable weathered look after the first wash. From curtains and throw pillows to tote bags and home accents, Cot- ton Canvas is a top pick for furniture rehabbers, interior designers and hobby sewists.

Fabric Width:
57” (145 cm) wide

Weight:
6.4 oz/square yd (215 gsm)

Fabric Content:
55% linen, 45% cotton

Fabric Construction Woven: 2x1 Oxford Weave

Color: Natural white

Use Cases:

Upholstery, totes or bags, heavyweight drapery, indoor home decor

Care Instructions:

Machine wash cool on a gentle/delicate setting, using phosphate-free detergent. Machine dry on a low temperature setting. Iron on the reverse side of the fabric. Dry clean if preferred. Woven fabrics may experience fraying when washed. We recommend serging or stay-stitching 1/4”-1/2” from the cut edge or using a delicates bag when pre-washing.

Country of Origin: China

Printing: Single-sided, digitally printed in the US using eco-friendly, water-based ink.

Estimated Shrinkage: 5-7% length x 0-1% width – Some shrinkage may occur during the print process and/or when washed. Pre-washing your fabric is recommended for most projects.

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Cotton Duck Abradant)

6,000 double rubs

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Wire Abradant)

51,000 double rubs

Abrasion: Martindale

25,000 cycles

Pilling: (1 Severe Pilling - 5 No Pilling) 5

Crocking: Dry

(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) Exceeds 4.5 (AATCC TM 8)

 

Organic Cotton Sateen

The ultimate quilting-weight cotton, 100% organic cotton sateen offers a very soft, smooth hand and subtle sheen with excellent color detail. Easy to sew with a beautiful drape, this fabric is a sophisticated choice for both home decor and apparel, from table linens and curtains to dresses, shirting and ties.

Fabric Width:
59” (150 cm) wide

Weight:
3.8 oz/square yd (130 gsm)

Fabric Content: 100% organic cotton

Fabric Construction: Woven, Sateen Weave

Color: Optic white

Use Cases:

Craft projects, lining for bags & apparel, home & wedding decor, soft accessories

Care Instructions:

Machine wash cool on a gentle/delicate setting, using phosphate-free detergent. Machine dry on a low temperature setting. Iron on the reverse side of the fabric. Dry clean if preferred. Woven fabrics may experience fraying when washed. We recommend serging or stay-stitching 1/4”-1/2” from the cut edge or using a delicates bag when pre-washing.

Country of Origin: China

Printing: Single-sided, digitally printed in the US using eco-friendly, water-based ink.

Estimated Shrinkage: 1-4% length x 3-4% width – Some shrinkage may occur during the print process and/or when washed. Pre-washing your fabric is recommended for most projects.

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Cotton Duck Abradant)

6,000 double rubs

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Wire Abradant)

25,000 double rubs

Abrasion: Martindale

10,000 cycles

Pilling: (1 Severe Pilling - 5 No Pilling) 5

Crocking: Dry

(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) Exceeds 3.5 (AATCC TM 8)

Crocking: Wet

(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) Exceeds 3.5 (AATCC TM 8)

Colorfastness to light:

(1 high degree of fading - 5 no fading) 40 hrs - 5 (AATCC TM 16.3)
60 hrs - 5 (AATCC TM 16.3)

Thread Count: 220

 

Performance Velvet

Performance Velvet is a highly durable 100% polyester knit fabric with a buttery soft feel and matte finish for be- spoke home decor and upholstery projects. Featuring a short pile and rich, multidimensional texture, Performance Velvet looks similar to a high-end cotton-velvet fabric and offers a smooth, felted backing for beautiful drape. This family- and pet-friendly plush velvet upholstery fabric is resistant to stains and spills and offers a high abrasion threshold for applications such as throw pillows, poufs, blankets, curtains and upholstery projects.

Fabric Width:
56” (142 cm) wide

Weight:
11.5 oz/square yd (389 gsm)

Fabric Content: 100% polyester

Fabric Construction: Knit, Warp Knit

Color: White

Use Cases:

Pillows, blankets, upholstery and accessories

Care Instructions:

Wash separately in cool water using a gentle machine cycle. Machine dry using a low temperature or permanent press setting and remove promptly to avoid wrinkles. Do not dry clean. Do not bleach.

Country of Origin: Turkey

Printing: Single-sided, digitally printed in the US using eco-friendly, water-based ink.

Estimated Shrinkage: 1-3.5% in length x 0-1.5% in width – Some shrinkage may occur during the print process and/or when washed.

Pre-washing your fabric is recommended for most projects.

Abrasion: Wyzenbeek (Cotton Duck Abradant)

50,000+ double rubs (ASTM D4157)

Abrasion: Martindale

30,000+ cycles (ASTM D4966)

Pilling: (1 Severe Pilling - 5 No Pilling) 5

Crocking: Dry

(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) 5 (AATCC TM 8)

Crocking: Wet

(1 high degree of color transfer - 5 no color transfer) 5 (AATCC TM 8)

Colorfastness to light:

(1 high degree of fading - 5 no fading) 60 hrs - 5 (AATCC TM 16.3)

Flammability: (Class 1 or Pass) Cal TB 117 meets UFAC
NFPA 260

Breaking Strength:
50+ lbs in both directions (ASTM D5034)

Tear Strength:
6+ lbs in both directions (ASTM D2261)

Snag Strength:
(1 high degree of yarn pulls - 5 no yarn pulls) 5 (ASTM D3939)

Pile Height: 1 mm