Striped Shirtings • Flannel Plaids • Tartan Plaids
Yarn Dyes and Prints
Plaids and stripes can be either printed on the fabric or woven into it. When the pattern is created by use of different colors of yarn, then the fabric is referred to as yarn dyed. Generally, speaking yarn dyed plaids and stripes are preferred over printed fabrics with similar plaid and striped patterns. One simple reason is that the yarn dyed patterns look better. In addition, printed plaids and stripes are sometimes misprinted so that the patterns do not line up with the grain of the fabric, a difficult problem to deal with. With our shirting fabrics, we only sell yarn dyed plaids and stripes.
Shirting PricesYou will see a wide range of prices among our shirting fabrics. The price differences do not necessarily reflect quality differences. If we are able to purchase the fabric as surplus from a garment manufacturer, we pay much less for the fabric than if it is purchased from an importer. Good quality shirtings, not just silk but cotton too, are very expensive.