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Thread: Age of Fabric

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    Super Member MrsM's Avatar
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    How long has a fabric on your shelf sat? I have fabrics that are at least 2 years old sitting there waiting to get used for a project.

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    I have fabric that is 50 years old I am afraid to use it because it seems like history

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    Only two? Wow, I better get busy!

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    I have fabric from when my kids were little , and my oldest is 34 .

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    Mom's been gone 7 yrs, she'd had some that I inherited for a long time, then there's the feed sacks that date back to the 50's..... Some of mine's pretty old. If you can take it by opposite corners, give it a tug and it doesn't shred or get an edge, pull and it doesn't rip easily it's okay to use.

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    I have pieces of some of my original quilting fabric purchases left....from 30 years ago. And there are other pieces that are vintage fabrics such as 40s-50s bark cloth for bags and clothing. They are behind closet doors away from sun and dust and will last longer than I will, I'm sure!

    Jan in VA

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    I have some 'sewing' fabric that is 30+ years old...quilting fabric that is 10 years old.

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    At least 35 years and I'm afraid to use it because it may fall apart!

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    I have 9 yards of authentic 1930 fabric sitting in a dark drawer. That's my oldest!

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    At least 28 years old fabric here:)

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