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Thread: 30's fabric

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    Member Texaspeggy's Avatar
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    is there some way to really* tell about 30's repo fabric,
    I know my local shop has them, but I am looking for less expensive fabric.

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    Good luck with the price of cotton being so high! All fabric is expensive.

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    I'm not sure what you mean my "really tell about 30s repro" but I do know a site that has great quilt shop quality fabric at half-price. Thousands of Boltsis a great online shopping experience. They are great and their customer service is wonderful. If I ordered today, I'd have my fabric in my hands by Thursday.

    I searched using their expanded search option, just clicked 19302 and cotton and came up with 40 different fabrics at less than $5 a yard,
    http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/inde...=45&hidesbfq=0

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    I need to know by the colors, or designs I guess is what I mean,

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    thanks for the link, I remember wearing dresses that the chicken feed came in, took 3 to make me a dress. I just like the old look, and old patterns for quilts.

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    love feed sacks

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    My Mom use to make dresses out of flour sacks, I remember one, couldn't afford to buy that much flour. I had two Sisters also.

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    Go on line to Connecting Threads. Good prices and beautiful fabric.

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    that is where I am looking right now. I am 100 miles from nowhere, except WW and one LQS. and WW doesn't have a good selection of baby fabric right now. Looking for new great grand child, in June, so not so sure about using much flannel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texaspeggy
    I need to know by the colors, or designs I guess is what I mean,
    I know quite a bit about 1930 fabrics. My suggestion is----go to 'ebay'. Look up 'feedsacks'; 'chicken linen';'vintage fabrics'; ect. When the different sales come up, look carefully at the pictures. Look at the descriptions for size, color, what year the fabric may have been manufactured. You can even ask questions from the seller if you like. Looking is free at the 'ebay' site.[Unless you decide to purchase an item]. You will have to register . It is full of imformation. I found an old feedsack for sale that looked just like a piece of fabric someone had used to make a curtain for a very small bookcase. I bought the bookcase at auction Removed the fabric, washed and set aside. It was blue background, had civil war hats, swords, ect. When on 'ebay',I looked up feedsacks. Saw civil war feedsack. Clicked on the site, and saw my piece of fabric. Quite a surprise. I printed off the information the seller wrote about the feedsack. Just for my own knowledge. Prices for these items vary.Condition, print, size, color, location , age, all come into play. On last tidbit, feedsacks have a look and feel to them. Easy to recognize. Much of 1930's fabric was feedsack, cotton percale, and cotton sateen. Enjoy the learning, the hunt and also the quilting!!!!!

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