Monk’s Cloth rose to popularity in the 1940s as a drapery fabric, preferred over thinner fabrics for its heavy weight, weaved texture and soft feel. The material was also used as a bordering textile for towels, throw blankets, pillows and other home goods. Though certain types of Monk’s Cloth can feel coarse, the fine 8 count Monk’s Cloth we offer is soft to the touch, making it perfect for use as a heavy winter blanket. Monk’s Cloth and other basket weave materials are in high demand amongst crafters that are partial to Swedish/Huck weaving. Each of the Monk’s Cloth textiles we offer at Beverly’s online fabric store suits this purpose perfectly. Or, if you want to give a room in your house a retro makeover, use Monk’s Cloth in your next drapery project. The simple weaved texture of the fabric will harken back to the clean, basic interior décor of the 1940s and early 1950s! Find this and other discount fabric at Beverly’s.