Margo's Favorite Shirtings

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Enjoy a mini history lesson about ‘shirtings’ by artist Margo Krager…

"Shirtings are simple, small scale designs on an off white or colored ground. They were a staple of 19th century dry goods merchants. Dots, circles, isolated floral motifs and stripes were economical to print and popular for both clothing and quilts.  Here are some of my favorites from a past century.  These shirtings are perfect for 21st century merchants!"

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771-3, 771-10, 771-20
772-2, 772-3, 772-10
773-3, 773-10, 773-20
774-3, 774-10, 774-20
775-3, 775-10, 775-21
776-2, 776-5, 776-20

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About the Designer

Margo Krager

Margo is owner of with a storefront located in Bozeman, Montana.  She sells reproduction fabrics from time periods 1775-1950 and has spent several decades researching historic cotton printed and yarn-dyed fabrics used in quilts and garments.  She also writes and lectures on historic dye and print technology. You can read her blog at

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