The ladies at Cherrywood have been hand-dyeing fabric for over 30 years, and have perfected the rich, suede look of this gorgeous fabric. Cherrywood can be used in quilts, garments, home decorating, and anywhere else you want a solid color that doesn't just lay flat. Nothing compares to the soft feel. Their base fabric is a high-quality unbleached muslin. Multiple washings in the dyeing process result in a very high thread count. Their unique colors have been described as muted, brushed, broken-in, subtle, comfortable, earthy and rich. Preshrunk. Colorfast High thread count (less fraying) No right or wrong side No nap Excellent for needle-turn applique. Easy to hand-quilt. Showcases quilting stitches. More affordable than real suede. Blends well with batiks and prints. Recommended to use Synthrapol when washing hand-dyes.