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fabric swatch:
a small piece of fabric used as a sample. Used to represent the color, texture, and other qualities of the fabric bolt. It may be cut as a roughly 6″ x 6″ piece or vary in size according to a fabric pattern (although it may not be a full fabric repeat).


(fabric swatches from circa 1780s)




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