Matelasse Drapery Fabric
Matelasse is French for quilted or cushioned, and in usage with fabric, refers to quilted textiles. It is meant to mimic the style of hand-stitched Marseilles type quilts made in France. If you are looking for a fabric that adds a cushion-like look or has a interesting dimension, matelasse would make beautiful pillows, light upholstery, or drapery. Some designers we carry with this type of fabric are Swavelle Mill Creek, and Waverly Fabrics.