A pattern of modified stripes consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical lines to form squares on a fabric is checked fabric. Buffalo plaid or buffalo check has black hashes on red background. Plaid flannel fabrics best suit in winters. Checkered fabric generally has two colored lines to show alterations. These checkered patterns are symmetrical forming equal squares. Gingham, buffalo and windowpane are types of checkered fabric patterns. Check fabrics look best in shirts but are now being used in dresses and suits as well. Buy check fabric online at The Design Cart.