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With over twenty-five years of experience, it is our mission to provide the highest quality backing and finishing services in the industry.


Backing Services

Knit Backing for Upholstery

Knit backing is permanently bonded to the back of fabrics, adding body, resiliency, and durability while eliminating seam slippage. This fabric backing makes lightweight fabrics such as silks, cottons, and chenilles more suitable for upholstery use.

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Our proprietary processes allow us to knit back fabrics that are traditionally very difficult to back. These include silks, velvets, polys, cottons, plaids, stripes, embroidered and more.

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Paper Backing for Wallpaper

Wallpaper backing is a nonwoven material that is applied to the back of fabrics to make them suitable for use as wall coverings. This adds body, stability, and makes the fabric easier to work with when cutting and pasting onto a wall.

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Turn almost any fabric into custom wall-coverings. Paper backing can be applied to most types of fabrics including plaids, stripes, embroidered and patterned fabrics.

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Stain & Moisture Protection

Our stain protection technologies make it easier to keep your upholsteries, draperies, and fine fabrics looking fresh and clean, protecting them from soil, stains and spills. Our processes do not impact the weight, look, feel, or color of the fabric.

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GreenShield® is an environmentally friendly stain protection that is formaldehyde free, produces no VOC's, and uses only one-third of the chemicals used in other finishes.

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Finishing Services

Ultra-Violet Treatments

Natural fiber fabrics that are exposed to sunlight will fade over time. Our ultra violet treatments will minimize the effects of the sun by blocking ultra-violet rays, prolonging the use and increasing the colorfastness of the fabric.

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In most cases, our ultra-violet treatments will increase a fabric's UPF factor to between 25 and 50 in order to block 96.0 - 99% of UV radiation. This will prolong the typical lifespan of the fabric by over 300%.

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Flame Resistant Treatments

Fabrics used in public places such as schools, theaters, convention halls, hotels, and other public places must meet certain flammability standards. A common test for fabric flammability is the NFPA 701 Test.

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FlameGard® flame protection technology will reduce the flammability and delay the combustion of fabric, thereby allowing treated fabrics to meet some of the most stringent local and federal regulations.

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Fabric Bonding

Bonding involves fusing two or more substrates together for enhanced strength, puncture resistance, and appearance.

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Our engineers routinely fuse products such as naugahyde vinyl, PVC, leather, ultra suede, alcantara, and many natural and synthetic fabrics.

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Featured Projects and Blogs

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THE ADVANTAGES OF KNIT-BACKING & GREENSHIELD
Oct 15, 2020

ADVANTAGES OF KNIT-BACKING UPHOLSTERY FABRICS The Purpose of applying Knit-Backing, FabBack® to upholstery fabric is to add body, resilie...


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BRING THE OUTDOORS INSIDE
Jul 20, 2020

The demand to bring the outdoors inside the home and hospitality spaces has increased. Interior designers are back to their drawing boards creating nature inspired transitional rooms such as porches, sunrooms, dining and launching areas that are used year-round. The FabricBack® team has been busy applying our specialized fabric backing and finishing treatments to our designers’ fabulous seasons...


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CHILLING ON THE GREEN UPHOLSTERY: PUNCTURE RESISTANT BACKING & PERMANENT STAIN-MOISTURE PROTECTION
Jul 17, 2020

Restaurants, bistros and bars are combining the outdoors as a compliment to their refreshing summer menu creations! When it comes to selecting environmentally friendly finishes for stain and moisture protection that preserve bar stools, chairs and couches, the hospitality industry is choosing GreenShield® and to extend the lifespan of their upholstered furniture, they are using...


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BROCADE SILK LIGHTING LAMPS: FIRE RETARDANT TREATMENT
Jul 13, 2020

Bring inside the intimacy of an evening outdoors under the light of beautiful Chinese lamps! We are working on a project that entails applying FlameGard® to 600 Chinese Brocade Silk Lamps measuring 18 1/4" x 15", 13.75 x 12" & 12" x 14/5". These silk lamps will be installed in a commercial structure; therefore they have to be treated with flame retardant to meet the fire Marshal 701 fire code...


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PORCH & SUNROOM RELAXING: KNIT-BACKING & SUN PROTECTION
Jul 13, 2020

Porches and sunrooms have become popular and very fashionable safe havens for home owners to shy away from the direct sun during hot summer days. The upholstery fabrics used for furniture in these transitional spaces also need SunGard® protection from the UV rays and Knit-Backing to minimize the wear and tear from frequent use. Knit-Backing: Designers and upholster houses are aware of the...


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MINIMIZE THE EFFECTS OF THE SUN THIS SUMMER WITH SUNGARD® FABRIC ULTRAVIOLET PROTECTION
Jun 30, 2020

SunGard® Fabric Ultraviolet ProtectionWhen the sun is beaming down, look to Ultraviolet Protection services to keep you covered! When exposed to ultra-violet radiation in sunlight, most fabrics will fade over time. To minimize the effects of the sun, we recommend SunGard® Ultraviolet Protection. This treatment combined with our stain treatment will keep your fabric looking fresh for a long...


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UPHOLSTERY & WALL COLORS CREATE A HAPPY PLACE
Jun 08, 2020

The colors you choose for your upholstery and walls at home can change your mood. The catch is how to pick the right Color Palette. It is easy to get caught up with trends and forget what really makes us happy! FabricBack® has a few suggestions on how to combine colors that reflect your personality and still be part of the interior designing trend, whether you do it yourself or use an interior...


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EXTEND YOUR FABRIC WALLPAPER LIFE!
Apr 27, 2020

Wallpaper Backing & Stain Protection!!Wallpaper is taking the center stage in the interior decoration scene with Metallic, Bold Patterns, Dashing Colors and textures both on paper and fabrics. Applying the appropriate backing FabWall®, for your fabric would allow easy and adequate installation that will transform walls into edgy, exciting and classy conversation pieces. With that said,...


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3 TIPS TO KEEP UPHOLSTERY STAIN & ODOR FREE
Apr 21, 2020

Our professional life, kids’ school work and all leisure activities have been relocated 100% into the living room, dining area and bedrooms! Everyone is maximizing time on the couch, chairs and other pieces of furniture which means... what once looked sparkly clean it now bares creative designs of food stains, colorful spills and some unpleasant odors from our pets.Help is on the way!...


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FABSHIELD® - CLEAR OVERLAY LAMINATION ON BEAUTIFUL FLORAL FABRIC
Apr 17, 2020

We received this beautiful floral fabric this week that requires FabShield®, which is clear overlay lamination that adds protection to your fabric. Whether you want to create custom tablecloths, upholstered furniture, or shower curtains, FabShield® allows you to create custom designs while protecting them from accidental spills. As a designer you can offer better quality options that your...


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ALLURING WORLD OF SILK ‘HEARTSTRINGS’
Feb 13, 2020

The allure of beautiful silks has been described by poets, transformed in epic costumes such as the luscious green silk dress worn in one of Dolly Parton ‘Heartstrings’ TV series to personify J.J. Sneed lyrics while, other fashion trends have marked significant social changes in history. As silks continueevolving in the interior designing industry, the processes utilized forbacking and...


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TIE UP 2020 WITH COMMERCIAL ROPE DECOR
Dec 12, 2019

More and more, interior designers are using decorative rope and other textiles to create staggering designs in their residential and commercial decor. All architectural ropes and fabric decorative applications such as, window treatments, fabric-wallpaper, furniture upholstery and other accent pieces used in a commercial setting must be flame retardant. FabricBack's FlameGard® fire retardant...


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FABRIC LAMINATING @FABRICBACK® IS POSH!!
Nov 12, 2019

Get creative this fall with the infinite decorating possibilities Fabric Laminating has to offer your clients! The variety of modern fabric finishes has diversified textile and has defined Laminated Fabric as a game changer in the designing industry. We at FabricBack® have developed FabShield®, a specialty fabric and Matte Laminating Finish, that consists of a plastic film overlay coating on...


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THE WILD BEAUTY OF HORSEHAIR FABRIC BACKING
Oct 11, 2019

The beauty and quality of Horsehair Fabrics captivated the textile industry since its beginnings in the middle of the eighteenth century. These natural hair fabrics are woven with wefts of tail hair from live horses and cotton or silk warps. We at Fabric Backing & Finishing, enhance the special characteristics of horsehair fabrics with our knit backing. Throughout the years, we have worked with...


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PERMANENT BONDING OF SPANDEX AND WAFER MICROFIBER FABRICS
Nov 09, 2018

One of the services we provide here at FabricBack is called Layer Bonding. This process creates a permanent bond or lamination between two or more layers of material. This is usually done so that the finished piece will have the combined properties of each of the individual layers.We get to see a lot of interesting projects come through our doors, and today was no exception. We received a...


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ANTIQUE VINTAGE BURLAP AND CANVAS SACKS RECEIVE SOFT KNIT BACKING AND PROTECTIVE CLEAR FILM OVERLAY
Oct 18, 2018

Vintage seed and food sacks have become a very popular material for artisans and crafters. We've seen handbags, backpacks, table runners, candle holders, pillows, and all sorts of fun projects give new life and purpose to these relics from the past. If you are looking to add a rustic touch to your home or you simply like the look of burlap, there are so many things that you can make! We...


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WALL COVERINGS MADE FROM NATURAL LEATHER COWHIDE OR LEATHER TILES
Sep 20, 2018

Covering a wall with leather can create a very warm and inviting space. It can also present interior designers with quite a challenge, because the natural leather needs to be properly prepared in order to make it suitable for use as a wallcovering. The leather must be backed with a backing material that will allow it to be pasted to the wall without allowing any puckering. The finished project...


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KNIT BACKING APPLIED TO DELICATE CHAPAS WOVEN FABRIC FOR FABULOUS CUSTOM UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS
Jun 16, 2018

SUMMARY: Delicate woven fabrics are simply stunning when used in the fabrication of custom upholstered furniture. There are many challenges when working with materials like this custom woven chapas fabric. We have built a solid track record of success over the years by working with the most difficult fabrics for the most demanding clients. The material used in this project was a custom woven...


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ELEGANT FABRIC COVERED SPRAY ATOMIZERS UTILIZE FABBOND® LAYER BONDING
Mar 31, 2018

SUMMARY: The manufacturer of these spray atomizers gives them a unique look by wrapping them in fabric, but the finished products were unacceptable due to wrinkles caused by the adhesive. So they turned to us.When this manufacturer first made contact with us and described the problems that they were having, we could tell right away that this was going to be one of those projects that would be a...


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FABBOND® LAYER BONDING CREATES CRISP, RESILIENT COSTUME FABRIC FOR THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES
Mar 27, 2018

SUMMARY: The Radio City Rockettes needed special costume fabric for their wooden soldier costumes to be used in their Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. They sent their fabric and a custom foam backing to FabricBack for processing.As you can probably imagine, The Radio City Rockettes require their costumes to be able to withstand quite a bit of wear and tear. Repeated washings,...


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EMBROIDERED FABRIC FOR CUSTOM UPHOLSTERED LOVESEAT
Mar 27, 2018

SUMMARY: Interior designer Bradley Burch, from Urban Mercantile in San Francisco, was ecstatic when he received his embroidered fabric after having it backed with our FabBack2® knit backing for upholstery.Designer Bradley Burch was facing a design dilemma. He was designing a custom loveseat for a client. The client had embroidered fabric which was badly puckered, skewed, and had uneven selvage,...


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FABRICBACK INTRODUCES FABTUFF® PUNCTURE RESISTANT BACKING
Feb 21, 2018

Tear Resistant Backing Adds Durability to Fabrics and Protects Upholstery and Flooring from Stiletto Damage.FabTuff® backing adds puncture resistance to leather and fabrics for commercial upholstery or flooring. Tear and puncture resistant backing is bonded to leather or fabric creating a composite material that is strong enough to withstand the most demanding applications. Typical applications...


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FIRE RESISTANT TREATMENT FOR DECORATIVE ROPE
Feb 09, 2018

FabricBack Offers Non-Toxic, Non-Staining FlameGard® Flame RetardantMore and more, interior designers are using decorative rope in their residential and commercial decor. All architectural ropes used in a commercial setting must be flame retardant. Required by most fire marshals, NFPA 701 is the most commonly requested fire test for resistance to flame propagation. Our flame resistant...


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PHOTOS FROM THE FABRIC BACKING AND FINISHING FACILITY IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Nov 16, 2017

Here are some recent photos from our fabric processing and finishing center in Atlanta. Our facility is located in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta, but we receive rolls of fabrics every day from locations throughout the United States. We also have a number of clients in the United Kingdom (UK) and other parts of the world. We have a solid reputation for excellent customer service and...


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LAMINATING SILICONE RUBBER AND POLY PLASTIC FOR AIRTIGHT ENCLOSURES
Oct 14, 2017

FabricBack Creates Zippered Silicone Rubber Bag A client recently asked, “Can you make zippered bags out of our rubber material that will be airtight and watertight? We want a finished product that will be as airtight as possible. There can be no stitching.” We enjoy getting special requests and putting our engineers to work on something a little out of the ordinary. Well, of course, the answer...


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HOW TO REINFORCE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR FABRIC FOR UPHOLSTERY
Aug 16, 2017

Fabric Backing and Finishing Using COM (Customer’s Own Materials) Most fabrics need to be reinforced or strengthened in order to be durable enough for use in upholstery. A knit backing or paper backing finish can be applied to any fabric, giving it the added strength and resiliency it needs to withstand the normal use and abuse that furniture receives. Fabric Backing for Upholstery Interior...


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BEAUTIFUL KNIT BACKED SILK PILLOWS
May 22, 2017

Its beginning to look a lot like summer! A customer ordered these beautiful silk dupioni summer pillows. After cutting the fabric, we knit backed it and protected the fabric with our special Greenshield stain protection. Once the fabric was processed, it was sown to make 22 inch pillow covers. The inserts are high quality oversized polyester, which, along with the knit backing makes these...


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FABBACK® - KNIT BACKING FOR NEW DESIGN UPHOLSTERY
May 22, 2017

This week we received this BEAUTIFUL burgundy patterned fabric that is going to be used for upholstery by an interior designer. Upholsterers prefer working with fabric that has been knit backed because it adds body, resiliency, and durability to the final product. We're very excited to see the final product for this one! Close up of the face of the fabric


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FABBACK® - KNIT BACKING AN EMBROIDERED FABRIC
Mar 15, 2017

This beautiful embroidered fabric arrived at our Fabric Back facilities this week, and we can't stop admiring the beautiful details and colors on it. We look forward to opening the fabrics that we receive because we never know what will be inside. We receive daily inspiration in the packages that we receive, and sometimes we are lucky enough to receive pictures of the end result. This fabric...


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FABBOND® - SUBSTRATE BONDING LINEN AND FELT
Mar 08, 2017

This week, we received a linen fabric that needed to be bonded to felt. FabBond® is a popular service that we offer because it allows designers to bond two or more substrates to create a wide variety of things including custom koozies, outdoor pool tables, costume fabric, hyde, leather, vinyls and more. FabBond® creates a permanent bond between the linen fabric and felt, which results in a...


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FABBACK® - KNIT BACKING ON BEAUTIFUL SPRING FABRIC
Mar 01, 2017

It is March first and we have been spoiled with a few days that feel like spring in Georgia. We received this geometric fabric that is making us dream of mod designs for the spring season. The interior designer requested FabBack®, which is our most requested service. Knit backing provides durability and strength to make fabrics suitable for upholstery. This fabric is going to be used on a...


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FABWALL® - NON WOVEN BACKING ON FAUX LEATHER
Feb 15, 2017

This week we received a burgundy faux leather fabric that requires non woven backing also known as our FabWall®. FabWall® is a service that many designers love because it gives them the ability to create beautiful accent walls. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to create a design with a unique statement wall. Simply choose your favorite fabric, send it to us, and we will apply non woven backing that...


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PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2017
Jan 18, 2017

It is a new year and with a new year comes a new Pantone Color. The Pantone Color of 2017 is Greenery, which is inspired by nature. Pantone selected this color to represent 2017 because it is symbolic for new beginnings. The selection is inspired by what is going on in our society and culture, and every year a new color to represent the year is selected. We are excited to see what all of the...


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FLAMEGARD® - OFFICE BLINDS & PANELS MEET SPECIAL FIRE CODES
Jan 11, 2017

This week, we received a special project and had to do fire retardant on blinds and drapery panels. The blinds and panels were initially installed in an office building and the fire department required that they meet special fire codes. The blinds and drapery panels had to be taken down and sent to us to be treated and returned for them to be approved by the fire marshal once the special fire...


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FABBOND® - BONDED EMBROIDERED APPLIQUES ON WINTER JACKETS
Dec 21, 2016

This week, we received a special project from one of our neighbors involving embroidered appliques and winter jackets. FabBond® is the layered bonding of two or more layers of materials. The appliques must be hot sealed on the outside of the jackets with care to ensure that nothing happens to the fabric. In order for the appliques to be placed on the jackets they have to be positioned in the...


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FLAMEGARD® - BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP WITH FIRE RETARDANT
Dec 14, 2016

We received this beautiful sequinned fabric that is perfect for the holidays. It is being used as a backdrop at a school, and it needed to meet special fire codes. This beautiful fabric is so versatile and a staple for holiday backdrops. Since this backdrop is set up at a school, there are special fire codes that have to be met before installing it where it is going to be displayed. FlameGard®...


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FLAMEGARD® - FIRE RETARDANT ON ROPE FOR UPSCALE RESTAURANT
Dec 07, 2016

This week's special project is unique because we received rope that requires FlameGard®. The rope was sent to us by an interior designer who is working on a design for a new upscale restaurant. The rope is going to be used in the restaurant, and it must meet special fire codes to receive approval from the fire marshal. A fire retardant is a substance applied to the fabric that reduces...


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FABBOND® (SUBSTRATE LAMINATION) ON SUNBRELLA FABRIC FOR OUTDOOR POOL TABLES
Nov 30, 2016

We received Sunbrella fabric that required FabBond®, which is layered bonding of two or more layers of materials, that is going to be used for an outdoor pool table. Sunbrella fabric has a very smooth surface, and it does not work alone for that reason. The ball rolls too fast on the Sunbrella fabric, and in order to slow down the ball as it rolls we must provide cushion to the fabric....


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BACKING OF LOOSE THREAD FABRIC FOR UPHOLSTERY
Nov 16, 2016

This week we received a fabric that a designer wanted to use for upholstery. We love it when we receive projects that are challenging and lead us to experimenting with different methods in order to get it just right for the clients! The fabric as received had loose threads on the back and it needed to be backed in order to provide durability and strength. We tried various methods to make it...


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FABSHIELD® AND FABBACK® ON CUSTOM 72 INCH ROUND TABLECLOTH
Nov 02, 2016

We often receive projects from interior designers requesting FabShield® (lamination) and FabBack® (knit backing). The knit backing provides durability and strength while lamination protects the face of the fabric from accidental spills. This checkered fabric was sent to us from an interior designer who needed a custom round tablecloth that is 72 inches. A 72 inch tablecloth can be difficult to...


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FABBACK® AND FABSHIELD® - SPILL PROOF CUSTOM TABLECLOTH
Oct 26, 2016

One of our favorite things about the services that we offer is that we get to work with designers who want to have custom items for the projects that they are working on. As creative individuals or firms they are able to be as creative as they'd like and provide a unique design for the clients. We received this beautiful patterned fabric with two shades of blue that is going to be used as a...


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FABSHIELD® + FABBACK® - CUSTOM TABLECLOTHS
Oct 19, 2016

FabShield® is popularly used for table covers and upholstered furniture fabric as it provides a clear overlay lamination that protects against accidental spills. The clear overlay lamination makes it easy to wipe the surface clean and it prevents damage to the fabric. We received this beautiful patterned fabric for a client who wanted several custom tablecloths for her new restaurant. We...


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FABWALL® - COVER YOUR WALLS WITH BEAUTIFUL EMBROIDERED FABRICS.
Oct 12, 2016

We received this beautiful embroidered fabric and a plain fabric that an interior designer wants to use as wall paper. We love it when designers think outside of the box and use beautiful fabrics that they come across to create a statement wall in a room by converting the fabric into wallpaper. It's surprising that there are still many designers who don't know that this is possible. FabWall® is...


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FABBOND® (SUBSTRATE BONDING)- CUSTOM KOOZIES
Oct 06, 2016

We received a fabric bonding project from a company who wanted to use the bonded fabric to create personalized koozies (insulated soft covering for hot/cold drinks) and use them as marketing material. This was possible by bonding polyester and foam. FabBond® is used to permanently bond two or more layers of materials to provide increased durability, puncture resistance, stiffness or other...


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FABBOND® - COSTUME FABRIC FOR RADIO CITY SPECTACULAR
Sep 28, 2016

Something special has just hit the FabricBack warehouse, and it is starting to feel a lot like Christmas! We received am exciting project that will ultimately arrive to Radio City for the 2016 Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. We received fabric that requires FabBond®, which is layered bonding of two or more layers of materials. The fabric will be used to make the winning costumes...


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FABBACK® ON HYDE
Sep 14, 2016

We received an interesting project involving hyde recently. The project required FabBack®, which is our knit backing that provides durability and sustainability. The fabric was shipped to California to be then shipped to it's final destination, China! It can be challenging to work with hyde because of the shape but our in house was able to do the job perfectly. The fabric is know knit backed...



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