Marimekko makes many weights of cotton. Unless noted they are suitable for use as draperies, pillows, duvet covers, flat panel all hangings, table linens, roman shades and slipcovers. Only those found in the upholsetry section and the iondoor/outdoor section can be used for hard upholstery without backing. They are machine washable in warm-hot water with NO bleach. If you use the dryer, remove before completely dry and iron while damp with a hot iron. The shrinkage factor is less than 3%.
COTTON UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
Marimekko has 2 types of cotton upholstery fabric. One is a flat weave the other has more texture. Machine washable, hot to warm water. No bleach or tumble drying. Use a hot iron. May also be dry cleaned. Shrinkage up to 3 inches is possible in hot water.
Unlike regular oil cloth,Marimekko oil cloth is faced with a light satin poly-vinyl finish on the printed side of their cotton fabric. This makes the fabric more pliable to work with. The fabric is porous so Marimekko recommends wiping up spills quickly with a damp cloth. If necessary use a mild non bleach detergent. You can wash it in a washing machine in warm water on the delicate cycle. Hang it up wet and pull it straight. Iron it on the cotton side while damp with a cool iron.
While intended for indoor use, it can be used outdoors as long as you do not allow it to stay wet for long periods of time as this may cause the fabric to mildew.
Since 2008 all oilcloth manufactured by Marimekko is phthalate free pvc.
Marimekko recommends storing the fabric rolled which is how we ship it to orders within the U.S. Outside the U.S. oilcloth will ship folded.
This fabric is pliable, drapes well and is easy to work with. It is perfect for seating in kitchens or kid's rooms, tablecloths or placemats.
Marimekko linen is suitable for pillows and draperies. Dry Clean only. Before cleaning linen printed with metalic ink be sure your drycleaner is capable of handling this type of fabric. If not we recommend cold water wash and line dry only.
INDOOR/OUTDOOR UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
Our outdoor/upholstery fabric can be used for tablecloths,umbrella liners, drapery, shades and all upholstery needs. It is perfect when fading is a concern or for outdoor cushions. Wash in warm/cool water with no bleach. Line or air dry. Do not use heat.
The Unikko design in this fabric must be dry cleaned. Other designs may be washed in hot water and ironed with a warm iron or dry-cleaned. No chlorine bleach or tumble dry.
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