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Buffalo Check fabric is a timeless design and perfect for decorating projects formal or casual. Our selections of buffalo check upholstery fabric, buffalo check drapery fabric and buffalo check curtain fabric include industry leading brands P/Kaufmann, Covington, Waverly, Premier Prints and Roth & Tompkins. Browse a large selection of various designs and textures and order by the yard today!
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P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE PLUS 499 MARINA Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6413511 P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE PLUS 499 MARINA Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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Direct Price $30.55 Per Yard
P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE 875 JAVA Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6917320 P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE 875 JAVA Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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1914611 CHECKMATE RAVEN Buffalo Check Upholstery Fabric 1914611 CHECKMATE RAVEN Buffalo Check Upholstery Fabric

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Direct Price $18.99 Per Yard
P Kaufmann SEASIDE 245 HEMP Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6793923 P Kaufmann SEASIDE 245 HEMP Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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6624111 LYME SAGEGRASS Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6624111 LYME SAGEGRASS Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE 437 LAKELAND Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6917313 P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE 437 LAKELAND Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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P Kaufmann SEASIDE 406 NAVY Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6793914 P Kaufmann SEASIDE 406 NAVY Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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P Kaufmann CALL ME 370 KIWI Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6885714 P Kaufmann CALL ME 370 KIWI Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE 464 LAGOON Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6917317 P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE 464 LAGOON Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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6624116 LYME BLACK/WHITE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6624116 LYME BLACK/WHITE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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6624123 LYME KIWI/WHITE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6624123 LYME KIWI/WHITE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE 948 THUNDER Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6917316 P Kaufmann CHECK PLEASE 948 THUNDER Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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6624138 LYME STRAWBERRY Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6624138 LYME STRAWBERRY Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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Premier Prints CARSON ECRU Buffalo Check Print Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6715316 Premier Prints CARSON ECRU Buffalo Check Print Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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Direct Price $13.45 Per Yard
P Kaufmann SEASIDE 955 DOMINO Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6793921 P Kaufmann SEASIDE 955 DOMINO Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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6624117 LYME ROYAL/WHITE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6624117 LYME ROYAL/WHITE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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P Kaufmann SEASIDE 419 ZEN Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6793919 P Kaufmann SEASIDE 419 ZEN Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

44 Yards In Stock - More Yardage Available - More Available

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Premier Prints CLAYTON RED/BLACK Buffalo Check Print Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6751911 Premier Prints CLAYTON RED/BLACK Buffalo Check Print Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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Direct Price $9.55 Per Yard
P Kaufmann SEASIDE 915 FOG Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6793920 P Kaufmann SEASIDE 915 FOG Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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P Kaufmann CALL ME 569 FIRECRACKER Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6885718 P Kaufmann CALL ME 569 FIRECRACKER Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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6624130 LYME BLACK/NATURAL Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6624130 LYME BLACK/NATURAL Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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Golding Fabrics SYLVA BLACK/WHITE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6978511 Golding Fabrics SYLVA BLACK/WHITE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

47 Yards In Stock - More Yardage Available 

Direct Price $20.85 Per Yard
Premier Prints LANCE BLACK Buffalo Check Print Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6914211 Premier Prints LANCE BLACK Buffalo Check Print Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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Direct Price $9.55 Per Yard
P Kaufmann CALL ME 259 DUNE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6885722 P Kaufmann CALL ME 259 DUNE Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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Premier Prints CARSON BLUSH Buffalo Check Print Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6715311 Premier Prints CARSON BLUSH Buffalo Check Print Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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P Kaufmann SEASIDE 539 RUBY Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6793924 P Kaufmann SEASIDE 539 RUBY Buffalo Check Indoor Outdoor Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

43 Yards In Stock - More Yardage Available - More Available

Direct Price $27.45 Per Yard
P Kaufmann BUFFALO CHECK 012 JET Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric 6111621 P Kaufmann BUFFALO CHECK 012 JET Buffalo Check Upholstery And Drapery Fabric

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Shop Buffalo Check Upholstery Fabric
As the story goes, buffalo check, which is a two-color or three-color striped fabric in a pattern of large, equal-sized squares, has been around since the mid-1800s. It's said to have originated in the Woolrich Woolen Mills, the oldest woolen mill in the United States, founded in 1830. The mill’s initial product was a plaid woolen shirt that became an instant hit with workers especially those working outdoors and needing protection from the elements.

Buffalo check, also called buffalo plaid or Queen Charlotte’s check, has long been a popular fabric style for furniture upholstery. It also is popular for draperies and curtains. We offer a great selection of buffalo check upholstery, curtain and drapery fabric in a broad range of colors and in numerous different constructions such as 100% cotton, 100% spun polyester, 100% olefin and a polyester/cotton/rayon mix. Top-name manufacturers include P/Kaufmann, Waverly, Covington, Roth & Tompkins and Premier Prints. Check out our large selection of buffalo check fabrics.

Buffalo Check Color Combinations
Traditional Buffalo check is basically a criss-crossing of horizontal and vertical stripes creating a large square check design.

It's interesting that by using only 1 color, a printed buffalo check fabric will have three shades of checks. For example, by using a white base cloth with a printed light blue horizontal and vertical stripe, the resulting fabric will have a white background base color and a darker shade of blue in the the area that the blue stripes criss-cross. You can see as exampled below:



Buffalo plaid and check fabrics are available in a variety of color combinations and textures. The design may be created by weaving with multiple colors of yarn or printed on a base cloth that is typically white or off white. Either way, the result is a soft yet colorful fabric for furniture upholstery as well as a very popular fabric for window treatments.


Common Applications for Buffalo Check Home Decorating Fabric
Buffalo check is a highly utilized fabric by interior designers and decorators for various home decor including:
  • Furniture Upholstery
  • Curtains
  • Draperies
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Bed Covering


Buffalo Check Fabric FAQs

What is buffalo check fabric?
Buffalo check sometimes called buffalo plaid fabric is a style of check fabric that is a basically a criss-crossing of horizontal and vertical stripes creating a large square check design. It is a very popular home decorating selection for furniture upholstery and window treatments.

Why is it called buffalo fabric?
Rumor has it that the term “buffalo” came from several different sources. One historical account states that the term “buffalo check” was given to the pattern by Native Americans who traded the blankets with frontiersman, Big Jock McCluskey, a descendant of Rob Roy of Scotland, where the famed checkered pattern is originally from.

Another story-line, says that the Woolrich company, who’s owner originally created the recognizable red and black patterned shirts, named it buffalo check in honor of his beloved herd of buffalo.

Where to buy buffalo check fabric?
Buffalo check is a very popular style of home decorating upholstery, drapery and curtain fabric and is available at many sources. At DecorativeFabricsDirect.com you can find a wide variety of woven and printed buffalo check fabrics from industry leading mills including P/Kaufmann, Waverly, Covington, Roth & Tompkins and Premier Prints and all are available by the yard and at factory direct wholesale pricing with the convenience of online shopping.