Three Ideas to Get Started With Modern Upholstery Projects

A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Fabric & Design

There are plenty of ways that you can use modern upholstery fabric. So how do you go about so that you end up with stunning pieces that perfectly complement your home? Here are some ideas for when you’re thinking about using modern fabrics in your upholstery project.

Neutral Colors and Lighter Tones

Do you want a brighter living space? This can be achieved by using upholstery fabric in solid neutral colors. The addition of these fabrics can help set the mood; warm and earthy tones can bring about a feeling of comfort while lighter, brighter ones can help cheer anybody up. As for the kind of fabric, cotton and linen are popular choices.

If you’re feeling bold, try mixing and matching shades of different colors. Remember though that there are colors that blend well together and colors that don’t. From our experience, grey is a color that pairs quite well with virtually any other color.

Pairing Patterns

A blend of themes and colors don’t necessarily need a lot of contrast. Sticking to one shade is common in modern design. But you can also try sticking to one upholstery fabric while also using another design for the pillows as well as the carpet. The use of darker shades would really enhance that pop-out effect for the brighter pieces you want emphasized more.

Combine minimalist modern styles with contemporary patterns such as geometric shapes to highlight key pieces in a room. It’s best not to combine too many patterns with your modern aesthetic, however, so as not to overwhelm the overall look of your living space.

Some of Our Modern and Contemporary Designs

Castle Hill
$24.95

Moderno
$16.95

Analog
$24.95

Guatemalan Solid
$34.95

Dupione Sunbrella
$42.95

Demo Sunbrella
$43.95

Consult Your Local Fabric Shop

Obtaining fabrics that are perfect for your home is so easy nowadays, especially with the vast array of patterns, styles, and colors, as well as materials that there is to choose from. You’ll find that, for your modern fabric upholstery project, you have plenty of choices available to you from Fabrics That Go!

Purchase Modern Fabrics from Fabrics That Go

As the largest fabric supplier in Tucson, Fabrics That Go offers modern fabrics among the 20,000+ bolts we have in store. What’s more is we’ll help you get started on your upholstery project with the help of our expert team of designers and upholsterers. Get in touch and let us know what you have in mind. We’ll be happy to share some ideas with you on how to make your home design dreams come true.

Contact us for a free quote! Come by the store or go through our fabric collection in the online shop.

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Support a LOCAL company for your next project. If you have a project in mind and you need fabric to accomplish it, then you can count on Fabrics That Go.

Choose from a wide range of Southwestern designs, along with other styles, for upholstery, drapery, pillows, tablecloths and more. Shop Online at shop.fabricsthatgo.com and have your materials delivered. Contact us if you can't find what you're looking for, and we can send you some options that we have in stock, but may have not made it online yet.

Get in Touch: Free Quote & Consultation


If you have any questions about the materials and accessories you might need for your upholstery project, please contact us by filling out the following form.

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    Ready to redesign your home?  Fabrics That Go has over 10,000 bolts of fabric IN-STOCK to choose from. We are fully-equipped to do quality custom upholstery and custom drapery based on your needs and specifications. Outside of Arizona? Order online and get our fabric shipped directly to your door!


    Fabrics That Go - Tucson, AZ

    We are happy to be Tucson's #1 Local Fabric Supplier, and would love to help you with any of your custom drapery, bedding, upholstery projects. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We would love to hear from you!

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    Custom Slipcovers for Outdoor Seating, Tables, Grills, and more!

    Custom Covers for Outdoor Furniture Can Do Wonders

    Do you want to protect and add new life to your outdoor seating, grill, or tables?

    Custom-made covers are an easy to clean option to provide your outdoor furniture, cushions, grill, tables and other items with the protection you need, while adding your personal style.

    Protection from the Sun and the Elements

    Outdoor seating like chairs, couches/sofas, or cabanas, especially those made from sub-par fabrics, are prone to fading due to the exposure to sun and rain. Your expensive grill is also vulnerable to damage and wear from the elements. Custom-made slipcovers can help prolong their lifespan while showing off your style.

    Easily Switch Up Outdoor Design

    Does your outdoor entertainment area need an update?  Custom slipcovers for outdoor furniture can add a touch of style to many of your outdoor items, allowing you to compliment the outdoor environment with vibrant, beautiful designs. Easily cover up any eye-sores like grills, pool accessories, spas, and more! You can choose different styles for different seasons, holidays, or events.

    Perfect for: 

    • Loveseat Swings
    • Benches
    • Chairs
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Grill Covers
    • Spa Covers
    • Table Covers

    Easy Cleaning & Durable

    Sunbrella is our outdoor fabric of choice, because you can easily remove the slipcover, wash it and there is no need to put it in a dryer, as it can air dry. Plus, it doesn't shrink, stain, peel or fade!

    We also recommend Sunbrella fabrics for high traffic areas, or for homes with children or pets- for easy spill cleanup. From pillows to upholstery, or even awnings- we’re here to help

     

    Only The Best

    Using premium Sunbrella fabrics and the most experienced team of upholsterers and designers, Fabrics That Go are experts in bringing homeowners’ project visions into reality. 

    Check out some of our featured Sunbrella fabrics:

    Get Sunbrella Fabrics at Fabrics That Go

    Sunbrella fabrics are perfect for outdoor furniture, drapery and many other functions. Purchase them here at Fabrics That Go. You can browse our in-stock selection of more than 10,000 bolts of fabric at our Tucson store, or shop online. If you do not find the right style online, please let us know what you’re looking for and we can provide some in-stock options that may not have made it up on to our online store yet.  

    Whether for slipcovers or any home project, call or contact us online and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote on how much fabric you’ll need, and how much it would cost for us to complete the project for you. 

    Shop online for Sunbrella and other fabrics. Questions? Call (520)-881-4444

    Full Service Upholstery & Drapery (or Any Project) Services

    Interested in Our Team Bringing Your Vision to Reality? Let us know your project details and we can provide a free consultation:

    • How much fabric you’ll need
    • Cost of Needed Materials
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      Fabrics for Making Masks at Fabrics That Go


      If you’re making your own masks, you will need suitable fabrics to help protect yourself from the novel coronavirus.

      We recommend 100% cotton fabrics for making cloth masks. Please do not hesitate to contact us for personalized recommendations.  Check out our selection in store, online for curbside pick up or shipping.

      Find quality bargains on some of our best fabric designs and materials! You will find rock bottom pricing for more than half the price.

      We Are Accepting Upholstery Projects


      If you have an upholstery or drapery project that is more complicated, submit your project details and photos for a FREE Quote. Our experts will provide you with the cost of materials, and also labor costs for our team to complete your project. Local delivery and pickup available.

      For your safety and ours, Masks & Gloves are worn along with social distancing practices for pickups/deliveries.

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      Support a LOCAL company for your next project. It’s advisable at this time to adhere to social distancing and stay at home, but if you have a project in mind and you need fabric to accomplish it, then you can count on Fabrics That Go.

      Choose from a wide range of Southwestern designs, along with other styles, for upholstery, drapery, pillows, tablecloths and more. Shop Online at shop.fabricsthatgo.com and have your materials delivered.

      Get in Touch


      If you have any questions about what materials & accessories you might need for your project, please contact us by filling out the following form or emailing jean@fabricsthatgo.com.

      Thank you so much for supporting a local, family owned business. Our team at Fabrics That Go appreciates your business during this trying time.

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        Ready to redesign your home?  Fabrics That Go has over 10,000 bolts of fabric IN-STOCK to choose from, and can do quality custom upholstery  and custom drapery based on your needs and specifications. Outside of Arizona? Order online NOW for fabric shipped directly to your door!


        Fabrics That Go - Tucson, AZ

        We are happy to be Tucson's #1 Local Fabric Supplier, and would love to help you with any of your custom drapery, bedding, upholstery projects. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we'd love to hear from you!

        Do You Want to Learn How to Sew Custom Bedding, Drapery, & More?

        If there is enough interest, Fabrics That Go is considering an adult sewing class where you can sew custom bed spreads, drapery, & more.

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        Spend More Time in Your Backyard: Outdoor Upholstery, Drapery, Pillows, and More with Sunbrella

        The Ideal Outdoor Fabrics for your Backyard in Arizona

        As the spring weather brings us outside to enjoy the fresh air, it’s time to consider your backyard. Your outdoor entertainment area can make all the difference in the comfort level you and your guests experience. Do you need to replace damaged seat cushions, add drapery, or add an umbrella or hammock?

        Choosing the right fabrics for the outdoors is important, especially with prolonged exposure to the elements. The easier they are to clean and the more durable they are, then the better. 

        Consider outdoor furniture, where you and your guests spend a lot of time. It’s time to ditch the cheap upholstery fabric in cushions that fades and rips with regular use. It’s time to invest in quality fabrics that are durable with beautiful designs that showcase your personal style.

        Outdoor Fabrics Need to be Resistant to Wear & Tear

        A rub test is a method of assessing the durability (or ‘abrasion resistance’) of a fabric. 

        During the test, a programmed machine rubs the fabric vigorously. When the fabric begins to show wear and tear, the test finishes by counting the number of ‘rubs’ up to that point. This gives a textile a ‘rub count’. 

        Manufacturers typically rely on rub tests to determine what function a fabric should take. Textiles with low rub counts are usually used for decorative functions, such as pillows and throws. High rub counts, however, are more appropriate for furniture (especially outdoor), such as chairs and sofas

        Outdoor Fabrics Need to be Resistant to Fading

        Exposure to the sun, rain, or any of the elements will also cause discoloration to your outdoor furniture. Fortunately, there’s fabric created specially to withstand fading and overall wear. 

        Sunbrella Fabrics

        Sunbrella is the most reliable, high-quality outdoor fabric in the market. Being water-resistant, easy to clean, fade-resistant, and mildew-resistant, among other features, Sunbrella is our personal recommendation for anything outdoors (or even high traffic indoor pieces).

        Sunbrella fabric is perfect for:

        • Outdoor Furniture
        • Outdoor Drapery
        • Outdoor Decorative Pillows
        • Grill covers
        • Umbrellas
        • Hammocks
        • so much more!

        Check out some of our featured Sunbrella fabrics:

        Sunbrella on Sale:

        Don’t see what you’re looking for online? Contact us for recommendations and we can provide you with patterns that haven’t made it online just yet.

        Shop for Outdoor Fabrics at Fabrics That Go

        Fabrics That Go has a wide variety of Sunbrella fabrics available for you to use if you have a project in mind for your backyard. You can easily shop for fabrics online with our vast array of Sunbrella fabric styles that are great for outdoor furniture, drapery, decorative pillows, and more so you can spend more time in your backyard.

        Shop online now.

        Full Service Upholstery & Drapery (or Any Project) Services

        Interested in Our Team Bringing Your Vision to Reality? Let us know your project details and we can provide a free consultation:

        • How much fabric you’ll need
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        We recommend 100% cotton fabrics for making cloth masks. Please do not hesitate to contact us for personalized recommendations.  Check out our selection in store, online for curbside pick up or shipping.

        Find quality bargains on some of our best fabric designs and materials! You will find rock bottom pricing for more than half the price.

        We Are Accepting Upholstery Projects


        If you have an upholstery or drapery project that is more complicated, submit your project details and photos for a FREE Quote. Our experts will provide you with the cost of materials, and also labor costs for our team to complete your project. Local delivery and pickup available.

        For your safety and ours, Masks & Gloves are worn along with social distancing practices for pickups/deliveries.

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        Support a LOCAL company for your next project. It’s advisable at this time to adhere to social distancing and stay at home, but if you have a project in mind and you need fabric to accomplish it, then you can count on Fabrics That Go.

        Choose from a wide range of Southwestern designs, along with other styles, for upholstery, drapery, pillows, tablecloths and more. Shop Online at shop.fabricsthatgo.com and have your materials delivered.

        Get in Touch


        If you have any questions about what materials & accessories you might need for your project, please contact us by filling out the following form or emailing jean@fabricsthatgo.com.

        Thank you so much for supporting a local, family owned business. Our team at Fabrics That Go appreciates your business during this trying time.

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        Fabrics That Go - Tucson, AZ

        We are happy to be Tucson's #1 Local Fabric Supplier, and would love to help you with any of your custom drapery, bedding, upholstery projects. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we'd love to hear from you!

        Do You Want to Learn How to Sew Custom Bedding, Drapery, & More?

        If there is enough interest, Fabrics That Go is considering an adult sewing class where you can sew custom bed spreads, drapery, & more.

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