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What is "Railroaded" - Definition & Explanation

Fabric in which the pattern goes the length of the fabric, not the width. Some fabrics are available both railroaded and non-railroaded (up-the-roll), and some only one way.
The pattern runs horizontally rather than up the roll.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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