Ticking was originally used in upholstery to keep the feather and down from popping out through to the surface. It has since become one of the popular fabrics to create a designer look and feel to any furniture piece as well as used in home décor items. Adding a vintage country feel that stands alone as a design element to finish a room. There are many applications for ticking - cushion covers, bedroom coverings such as quilts, valances, throw pillows and bolsters will set the tone for a European vintage look to impress. There are many colours to choose from and the quality exceptional.