Toile Fabric | Upholstery, Drapery & Curtain Fabric

Toile, a French word meaning linen cloth or canvas entered the English language in the 12th century. Toile can refer to the fabric itself or a printed design generally of a pastoral theme depicting rural life. Toile fabric was widely used during the Colonial Era and is associated with preservationist towns and historical areas such as Colonial Williamsburg.

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Wholesale Toile Upholstery Fabric
Toile fabric is hard to miss. With it's unique scenic design, pattern, color and texture, toile material is often used to highlight and contrast the overall interior design. What makes Toile most unique is the pattern that is unlike any other and evokes a sense of pastoral tranquility, serenity, luxuriousness and rich attention to detail. Used commonly in upholstery applications, it is widely used in drapes and curtains.
Toile can be purchased for commercial and residential decorating at wholesale prices from Decorative Fabrics Direct. We sell Toile fabric by the yard from prominent Toile fabric brands including Waverly and P/Kaufmann.

Toile Fabric FAQs

What is Toile fabric?
Toile, a French word meaning linen cloth or canvas, entered the English language in the 12th century. Toile can refer to the fabric itself or a printed design generally of a pastoral theme depicting rural life.

Where did Toile fabric originate?
Toile fabric originated in the UK and British isles in the 18th century, eventually making its way to France in the same period. Toile was widely used during the Colonial Era and is associated with preservationist towns and historical areas such as Colonial Williamsburg.

How to pronounce “Toile” fabric?
Toile is pronounced “twall” in upholstery fabric circles. The shortened name “Toile” comes from the full name “Toile de Juoy” which means cloth of Juoy, referring to a town in France.