Soft Surroundings
Glossary Of Terms
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Habotai: A fine, basic silk weave, common in sheeting.

Hand: A textile term for the feeling of the fabric surface - "Satin has a very smooth hand".

Hand Guided Quilting: Quilting done on a machine, but with a person feeding the material through slowly to copy intricate designs.

Hand Quilted: Quilting that is strictly done by a person using a needle and thread - no machine.

Hardwood: Any of a number of varieties of trees used for furniture manufacture.

Heirloom: Of a quality to pass down through several generations.

Hem: The finished border of a garment or other textile piece.

Hemstitch: An open work hem detail (ladder design).

Hypoallergenic: Not causing an allergic reaction in susceptible people.