Great Lakes Fabrics
has one of the largest photo galleries of
upholstery fabric samples on the internet. Click the links below to view
our Home and Business furniture material and upholstery leather collections.
French Linen Section
"Our new line of linen fabrics"
Tweed Fabric Section
"Our selection of tweed fabrics"
Faux Suede Fabric Section
"A large selection of styles and colors"
Denim Fabric Section
"The Same Denim As Your Favorite Jeans"
"Patterns Inspired by the Great Southwest"
Floral Fabric Section
"Beautiful Floral Selection"
Tapestry Fabric Section
"Our Tapestry Fabrics Selections"
Outdoor Fabric Section
"Stripes, Plains and Exotic Patterns and even
Exclusive Patterns Found Nowhere Else
Colors from Mild to Wild!"
Phifertex Outdoor Fabric Section
"Fabrics from Phifer Wire Products
Amazing Outdoor Fabrics!"
Plaid Fabrics Section
"This Section Includes Cottons, Chenilles"
"All our Plaids, Large and Small"
Flamestitch Fabric Section
"Our Latest Color Line of Flamestitch Fabric"
"Top Grain Cowhides Available in
Half or Whole Hides"
Recycled Leather Section
"Faux leather that looks like the real thing, front
Matelasse Fabric Section
"Small Selection of Floral and Striped
Chenille Fabric Section
"Many Types of Patterns with that
Great Chenille Feel"
Velvet Fabric Section
"Elegant, Luxurious Velvet Fabrics.
Beautiful Plains, Stripes, Sculptured and Crushed"
Contract Fabric Section
"Tough, Durable, Beautiful. Available
in Plains and Elegant Small Commercial Grade Patterns"
Striped Fabric Section
"Large and Small Stripes in many
Fabric Colors and Styles"
Plain Fabric Section
"From Smooth To Knubby Textures,
From Velvets To Denims"
Contemporary Modern Abstract Fabric
"Contemporary Modern Abstract
Small Patterned Fabric Section
"A Variety of Fabric Colors and Contents For
Sofas, Chairs & Pillows From Commercial to Outdoor
Large Patterned Fabric Section
"A Variety of Fabric Colors and Contents"
Jacquard Fabric Section
"A Variety of Fabric Colors and Contents"
"A Variety of Fabrics discontinued by either us or the mills"
The Care and Cleaning of
Here are some general rules to follow in caring for your fabric:
or brush away loose dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabric.
Clean Up Spills
and stains right away. The longer soil and stains stay on the
fabric, the harder they are to remove.
Your furniture may be labeled with the voluntary
industry cleanability code. Since the dyes or backings on some upholstery fabrics
will be affected by water or spot cleaners, the cleanability code tells which cleaning
method is safest for your fabric. If your furniture is not coded, test the fabric
for damage or color change on a hidden part of the furniture before spot cleaning. The code is as follows:
(W) Use only water-based cleaning agents or foam. Mix 2 tablespoons ammonia or
ammoniated detergent to a quart of water. Wipe the stain gently with a cloth
dampened with the solution. Continue, turning the cloth so you're always using a
(S) Use only mild, pure, water-free dry cleaning solvent. Wet a cloth with the spot cleaner
and follow the same procedure as described above.
of the above methods may be used.
fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to remove soil. Do not use liquid cleaning
agents of any type.
The furniture industry recommends professional cleaning when overall
cleaning is necessary. The cleanability code should be called to the attention of
your professional cleaner.
Tips for Velvet Upholstery:
Spot clean with a water-free dry cleaning product, wiping in the direction
of the pile (so the pile lays down). When the fabric is dry, brush gently with a
suede brush, first against, then with the pile.
Before treating any stain, test the appropriate stain-removing product
(including water, if you plan to use it) on a hidden area to make certain the fabric and
color will not be damaged by the process.
Colors subject to our camera and your monitor.
Great Lakes Fabrics has a non-refundable charge of $ 2.00 for each sample requested.
$7.00 handling fee on special orders of 5 yards or less.
All product prices subject to change without notice.
Great Lakes Fabrics, Inc.
1904 S. Wenona St.
Bay City, Michigan 48706
1.800.652.2358 - U.S. Toll Free
989.893.3311 - Local & International
989.893.5875 - Fax
Business Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00am to 5:30pm E.T.
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