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What is "Repeat" - Definition & Explanation

The distance, in a fabric, before there is an element or motif that repeats. The larger repeat, the more waste factor in getting the pattern to align on adjacent panels.
A term used to describe how often the pattern repeats on a fabric.
The distance between the beginning of one complete pattern in the fabric weave, print, or design and the beginning of the next identical pattern. Fabric may have vertical or horizontal repeats or both.
Layout used for making emblems or designs on a fabric span that are repeated at regular intervals.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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