Ticking is a fabric made from either cotton or linen. ACA ticking is a durable tightly woven twill weave fabric that is typically used for mattress covers, quilt backings, pillows, and bedding. Feather proof ticking is a lighter form of cotton that comes either bleached or unbleached, and can be used for down comforters and pillows. Ticking can also refer to a striped pattern on a cotton or linen that is used decor purposes like drapery, upholstery, tablecloths, and DIY projects. Watch the video to get a better look!