Francis Open Floral Fabric
An 18th century bed quilt from Britain in our collections is the inspiration behind the delicate pattern on our Francis Open Floral reproduction fabric. It's a great choice for your next home décor, heirloom quilt, or reproduction 18th-century costume project. 100% lightweight quilting cotton. Sold by the yard. Orders of multiple yards of the same pattern will be cut in one continuous piece. Fabric is non-returnable.
- Tan, red, green
- Reproduction fabric
- 100% lightweight cotton
- Digitally printed with high quality fiber-reactive dyes
- OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified
- 8" pattern repeat
- 43/44" W
Wash by hand or on the gentle cycle in cool water. Line dry or tumble dry on air or low heat. Iron on the reverse side of the print on low. Do not use bleach.
The textile that inspired our 18th century reproduction fabric can be found on a bed quilt in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg dating to 1775-1800. (Object #1984-20) Learn more about the original textile in our online collections and see our textile collections in person at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
Sustainability and Quality
We are very excited to be a part of the movement to make fabric production a safer and cleaner process for the planet and people. We are transitioning our reproduction fabrics over to a digitally printed process that is less impactful to the environment and is free of harmful chemicals. Our new digitally printed fabric meets OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 (look-up label #7099CIT). Learn more about this standard on the Oeko-Tex website.
We have worked closely with the same fabric mill that has always made our reproduction fabrics to assure our new digital prints retain the quality you have come to expect from the Colonial Williamsburg reproduction fabric line. Our digitally-printed fabrics are printed with fiber-reactive dyes - not pigments - and finished using the same process as our traditionally printed fabrics to assure colorfastness and minimize shrinkage. Our 100% cotton fabrics have a soft hand and drape and are lightweight. See the side-by-side photo of the traditionally printed fabric and the new digitally printed fabric above for comparison.