Solid colors make a striking impact in the décor of any room, whether the decorative scheme is built on nothing but solids or solids paired with patterned walls or upholstery. The use of solid colors with prints will help bring out the colors and design of the fabric pattern. Solid fabrics help incorporate other fabrics, furniture, paint or wall-paper and styles. Using solid twill fabric helps soften a room with a lot of different patterns. When fabric trends come and go your solid twill will always be in style.
If you have one or two printed fabrics in a room, select a solid twill that brings out one of the colors in the print. Use the printed fabric as a guide to help choose the solid color you want to go with.
Our solid twill fabrics are very versatile poly-cotton fabrics that are made to last. These discount twill fabrics are suitable for slacks, jackets, skirts and other apparel. J&O's solid twill fabrics are also a perfect weight for decorative purposes such as table cloths and chair covers. Finally, our solid twill fabrics are ideal for upholstering with.
The solid twill fabrics you see here at J&O are composed of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. These discount twill fabrics are similar (and sometimes identical) in feel and weight to duck cloth, sail cloth and canvas.
Despite their inherent durability, you'll get the most out of solid twill fabrics only if you care for them properly. How can you best preserve the beauty and quality of your twill fabrics? Here are some helpful suggestions.
Machine Washing Your Twill Fabrics
When washing your garments it is recommendable to separate them by weight in addition to separating them by color. To prevent the colors from bleeding one into the other, it is best to wash your twill garments separately the first time around. Before washing your twill garments turn them inside out to slow fading. Use cold to warm water. Hot water fades colors faster and breaks down fibers more quickly. Avoid detergents containing bleach for the same reasons.
Drying Your Twill Fabrics
To best preserve the color and condition of your twill fabrics, allow them to air dry after washing. If you must machine dry them, use the medium tumble-dry setting. Be aware, however, that machine drying your twill will eventually cause fading and tearing. Remove the garments while still damp and allow them to finish drying flat over a white cotton towel. To iron your twill, use the cotton setting on a warm iron while it is still damp.
Dry cleaning will also help to conserve the original color and condition of your twill garments. Nevertheless, over time dry cleaning may cause cotton to yellow.
How to Store Your Twill Fabrics
Avoid storing your twill fabrics in attics or basements; these places tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew and insects and other threats to your twill. The best location in your home for twill storage is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth.
Twill can be stored in bags of linen, cotton or muslin. Do not use plastic bags, cedar chests or cardboard boxes for storage. Fumes from polyurethane foam, cedar closets and acids in unvarnished wood and cardboard can damage your twill garments. Acid free tissue paper can also be employed in the storage of twill.