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Thread: Aunt Grace Fabric

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    Aunt Grace Fabric

    Please tell me about Aunt Grace fabric. Is this fabric collection available all the time? Are there different (and up-and-coming) Aunt Grace fabrics?

    I love it because it reminds me of my grandmother's quilts. I'm considering making the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt blocks with Aunt Grace, but I want to make sure that the fabric will remain available as it might take me a few years to make all the blocks.

    Thanks for any information!
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    I'm interested in this topic too. I'll be waiting to see what everyone says. It's my opinion that these prints are becoming harder to find than they were a year or two ago.

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    I know nothing about upcoming lines of Aunt Grace fabric. What I do know is I could never get enough fabrics from the Aunt Grace line to have the variety I wanted in my scrappy double Irish chain. I mixed my Aunt Grace fabric with some Darlene Zimmerman fabrics, some fat quarters from Quilt in a Day and odds ends purchased off the board.

    This site has a decent selection of Aunt Grace stuff right now.

    http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/c-1...aspx?pagenum=1

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    From what I have come across, Judie Rothermel for Marcus Bros. http://www.marcusfabrics.com/designe...othermel.shtml

    and then there is Darlene Zimmerman for Kaufman. If you read the info, it was under Chanteclaire Fabrics- which is what is on the selvage.

    http://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics/designers/darlene_zimmerman/[/url]

    and RJR fabrics has some. Here is a link to All People Quilt with free pattern using the RJR line:
    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...hanging_1.html

    I am glad you asked this ?? because I have some FQs and need to figure out what to do with them. Got some ideas, too.
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    There's a new Aunt Grace line every few months or so. The collections don't seem to have 40-42 different prints in them like the Moda lines - more like 10-12. But they go great with some of the 30's prints from Connecting Threads, Darlene Zimmerman, RJR, Moda, etc. Same clear colors, same styles of prints.

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    Wonderful information! Thank y'all so so much! As I've been searching for Aunt Grace on the internet this afternoon, I've also come across Reproduction and 1930's fabrics from different manufacturers. I think I will be mixing and matching all the lines.

    Thanks again for the suggestions!
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    I just placed a couple of orders on Etsy for Feedsack, Aunt Grace and 30's Playtime fat quarter bundles. Cannot wait to get it and start making up some blocks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by txstitcher View Post
    Please tell me about Aunt Grace fabric. Is this fabric collection available all the time? Are there different (and up-and-coming) Aunt Grace fabrics?

    I love it because it reminds me of my grandmother's quilts. I'm considering making the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt blocks with Aunt Grace, but I want to make sure that the fabric will remain available as it might take me a few years to make all the blocks.

    Thanks for any information!
    I just purchased a clearance kit of Aunt Grace and found the Farmer's Wife book on sale at the same website. It wasn't until the box arrived that I realized that would be a great collection to use for that quilt.
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    Since last week for some reason I am unable to post pictures here in threads. But if you go to my profile under quilts you can see two that I made while in a block swap and we ONLY used Aunt Grace fabrics. The swap was in 2006. I agree with someone else here who said the connecting threads vintage fabric line seems to go nicely with them. I used one of their fabrics for the border on one of my aunt grace quilts.
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    Aunt Grace does really sweet 30's reproductions and the collections change but everything seems to go with everything. The I have Aunt Grace fabrics that I bought years ago and they blend right in with the current collections. That's the lovely thing about 30's repro.

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