Published at Monday, December 03rd 2018, 13:59:53 PM by Paul McKibben. Cuisiners. Fabric alignment is an important feature you need to check when youre buying a couch with patterned fabric. On some cheaper pieces of furniture, different sections of fabric might not line up properly. Remember that you will have to look at your sofa everyday, so it might be worth it to spend a little extra for a fabric that looks perfect. Pick a different couch if the upholstery looks low-quality.