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What is "Pelmet" - Definition & Explanation

Decorative strip above window: a narrow piece of fabric or board attached above a window for decoration and to hide the curtain rod. Early 20th century. Probably alteration of French palmette "stylized palm leaf" (see palmette)

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A generic term for the process of making a Quilt from beginning to end. Or the actual act of sewing the layers of a quilt together, either by hand or by machine. Also refers to the finished lines of...
A particular form of pressure mark (q.v.) in a fabric, and that is produced by the relief print-off of defects such as slubs or seams joining lengths of fabric, under excessive rolling tension or by...
The seat area upon which the seat cushion rests. The deck cloth is often a different, cheaper or more durable fabric, but if it is the same fabric as the rest of the cover, it's called "Self-decked"...
A small piece of fabric placed on the top back and arms of an upholstered furniture to protect the upholstery. In the Victorian era, people used macassar oil in their hair. The antimacassars were...

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