This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
List. The border or edge of cloth forming the selvage, usually different in color from the body of the fabric. List is torn off the fabric when garments are cut out, and is used principally in the manufacture of carpets. [See Carpets]