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If you're not happy, we're not happy. That's where our "Love It or Send It Back" policy comes in. If you're dissatisfied with your Ballard purchase for any reason, you can return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or full refund* (excluding Shipping & Processing fees).

You are invited to try items within our Best of Ballard collection risk-free for 30 days. If you're not satisfied, we will refund the purchase price AND shipping costs. Best of Ballard items are exempt from additional discounts and free shipping offers.

If you don't absolutely love your new slipcovered seating or upholstered seating for any reason, return it within 10 days of delivery absolutely free – we'll even pay the return shipping. It's that simple. We guarantee it. Now doesn't that make you happy?

*Excludes personalized, customized, monogrammed or COM (customer's own material) unless defective.

We want you to be happy. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or refund (excluding Shipping & Processing fees). All products are guaranteed from defects for a full year.

Please carefully inspect your order upon delivery. If you receive damaged or defective merchandise, you may contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-536-7551 and a representative will be glad to arrange a return or exchange for you.

Please note: Any items that are monogrammed, customized, Customer's Own Material (COM), or made-to-order cannot be returned or exchanged unless damaged or defective. Defective items will be exchanged unless no longer available, in which case a Merchandise Certificate will be issued. Once a returned item is received in our warehouse, the return or exchange will be processed immediately. For credit card orders, you can expect to see your refund credit within 72 hours. For check and money orders, you can expect to receive your refund check within 7-10 business days.

Special delivery methods are noted in the item description.

Standard Shipping

This is our most cost effective delivery route for items both large and small.

Smaller items are shipped via standard ground service and will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.Please note: Items ordered at the same time may not be delivered together.

Truck Delivery

Larger items shipped via threshold are delivered through a truck service and will generally arrive 2-3 weeks from the date it leaves our warehouse. Please note: All items delivered by truck will be charged an additional freight delivery fee of $35/item.

Items designated for Truck Delivery may be upgraded to our In-Home Service at your discretion for an additional $25 per item in addition to any other freight delivery fees. See In-Home Shipping below.

In-Home Shipping

With our In-Home service, the item will be brought inside in your home, unpacked, inspected, placed in its final destination, and packaging materials removed. Assembly is not included. Please note: If you see any damage to the box or item itself, please refuse delivery or notate physical damage when signing and contact us immediately.

In-Home deliveries are typically made 2-3 weeks from the date it leaves our warehouse. Expect a call from a delivery agent to schedule a 4-hour window for the delivery (Monday-Friday, 8am - 8pm)

Express Shipping

For faster delivery and additional fee, we offer Next Business Day and Two Business Day express service. Express orders received by 4pm EST are shipped the same day.

Express Delivery Charges (for orders under 10 lbs.)

  • Next Business Day delivery - $19.95 additional
  • Two Business Day delivery - $9.95 additional
For express delivery items over 10 lbs., additional charges will be reflected at checkout.

How do you calculate standard shipping charges?

Orders under $200 will be charged 15% of the total order value. Orders $200.01+ will be charged 10% of the total order value with a cap at $300.

All shipping charges are based on the original retail price of the product prior to any discounts being applied.
*Orders placed in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands will have additional costs

Weekend or After Hours Delivery freight (LARGE) items?

Weekend and after hours deliveries for your larger items, which require a scheduled window of time for delivery, may be available in limited areas at an additional cost. Please contact us via email or 1-800-536-7551 to receive a special shipping quote.

Can I return or pick up items from your store?

Sure. With Ship to Store delivery, you can purchase qualified items* online and have them sent to your closest retail store to pick-up. We’ll take care of the shipping costs. Click Here to find a store near you.

*Items available for Ship to Store service will have a "Ship to Store" option near the Add to Cart button on the product page.
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Document Brown Fabric by the Yard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous fabric! I ordered a small vanity stool from Ballard made in this fabric. I previously ordered a fabric swatch; the swatch let me know that the fabric was soft even though it has a substantial weave. However, it could not really do justice to the print, which is large enough that it is not lost on a piece of furniture. It looks fabulous on the small vanity stool, but would also be beautiful on a couch or chair. Now I'm looking for other items that could be made in this fabric. I don't want to go overboard, but the possibilities are endless! Do not hesitate to buy if you like this fabric; you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As sturdy as burlap, yet elegant as linen I loved the pattern on the fabric from the photo online. However, the fabric exceeded my expectations. It is much thicker and sturdy than I expected. Top quality and well worth what I paid. I only ordered a yard initially, but will be ordering several more now, after seeing it.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this fabric I love this fabric I brought it becouse I am recovering a small ottoman. I love fabric so much I am purchased more fabric to recover a larger ottoman. I also brought the matching lampshade also.
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this fabric! I bought this fabric for two outdoor bistro chairs that I had reupholstered. They have withstood a lot of rain and a lot of sun this summer and they still look brand new. When I picked the chairs up from the upholstery guy he said some designers that he does work for saw them and fell in love with the fabric. Who wouldn't? It looks super chic!
Date published: 2012-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Fabric Great weight Love Love it If you love all French Script items, you will love this fabric, quality all the way, lovely to the touch, you won't be disappointed
Date published: 2012-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It reminds me of a good burlap I purchased 1 yd to recover an ottoman to see if I liked the fabric. The ottoman was in process of recovering and a client walked into my shop; wanted to buy the ottoman and have a chair recovered in the Document fabric. I like the durability and texture of this fabric-it is nice to the touch and makes a great upholstery fabric. The weave looks like burlap yet it's tightly woven. A great casual fabric; my client will be using the upholstered pieces as neutrals in her living room color scheme. Needless to say I will be purchasing more yardage and upholstering more pieces of furniture!
Date published: 2012-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect choice I had looked everywhere for a fabric like this for months. When I found it on Ballard's web site, I was so excited. Ordered enough to upholster a custom queen headboard, and make some throw pillows to match. The headboard makes a stunning statement, and everyone who see's it loves it, as do I. The perfect choice, and fabulous quality fabric. Could not be more pleased.
Date published: 2012-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I bought several yards of this fabric to make Holiday Stockings and a tree skirt - it is heavy weight and when combined with some gray satin I had leftover from another project, the result is beautiful. I am going to purchase more and make place mats for our dining room. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2011-11-18
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