Grace's Dowry Shirtings by Beth Fuller for Blue Hill Fabrics
A great collection of reproduction shirting fabrics. Small scale prints in red and blue on a cream background. Perfect blenders for use with other reproduction prints or to add texture to any project.
When Beth Fuller and her mother were asked to date a customer’s 1930s feedsack quilt, her mom noticed the batting of the quilt was a little unusual to the touch. When she opened a small seam, she found not one, but two much older quilts inside! One of these quilts was created from shirting prints dating from the 1890s - and the basis for this collection.
The cotton shirting fabrics were used for informal clothing in rural settings throughout the late 19th and early 20th century. From the 1870s to mid-1880s, they were also a popular fabric for border prints - the bordered edge was about three inches wide. Small geometric designs or flowers could complement the border throughout the print.