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    calico fabric

    Does anyone know of a site that specializes in calico? I am searching for true, old fashion calico fabric. About 40 years ago I made a quilt of red and yellow calico with white muslin for the background. My daughter has asked me to unquilt it and add borders (which, if I had known what I was doing I would have added them in the first place). The manufacturer is VIP but I do not expect to find exact fabric, something that coordinates will do find. Everywhere I look I find todays quilting fabrics but very little calico.

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    What type of yardage are you needing? I have 2 bolts of VIP Cranston calico's.....one is a navy blue background, and the other is a burnt orange colored background.

    I'd be more than happy to send you a few yards.....I can't post a pic right know, cause my camera is on the fritz

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    Can you post pic of your quilt so we can see the fabric?
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    Thanks Beckie, but, wouldn't you know, I am looking for about 2 yds each of red and yellow. Nice of you to offer your help.


    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt View Post
    What type of yardage are you needing? I have 2 bolts of VIP Cranston calico's.....one is a navy blue background, and the other is a burnt orange colored background.

    I'd be more than happy to send you a few yards.....I can't post a pic right know, cause my camera is on the fritz

    Beckie aka wuv2quilt

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    I would love to but my camera is visiting the grandchildren right now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Charming View Post
    Can you post pic of your quilt so we can see the fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topstitch View Post
    Does anyone know of a site that specializes in calico? I am searching for true, old fashion calico fabric. About 40 years ago I made a quilt of red and yellow calico with white muslin for the background. My daughter has asked me to unquilt it and add borders (which, if I had known what I was doing I would have added them in the first place). The manufacturer is VIP but I do not expect to find exact fabric, something that coordinates will do find. Everywhere I look I find todays quilting fabrics but very little calico.
    I wanted to add, When I Googled I got over one million hits. However, as I started viewing the sites, there was very little calico and mostly listed modern quilting fabric. Thought maybe someone had already used a site for calico and I could save a lot of time. One million hits is a lot!!!!!

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    I don't know of any store that specializes in calico. Try Googling "vintage vip calico fabric" and click on images to see if you can spot what you are looking for. I found this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/12123521...FeZFMgodHV4AKQ
    and this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/10152858...w_type=gallery

    but I'm sure there's much more.

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    There is a great little store in Walnut, Iowa called DR's Kalico Krafts. She carries hundreds of bolts of vintage calicos, including VIP, for very reasonable prices. She does not have a website, so you will have to call the store. Good Luck.

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    thanks so much, The yellow fabric seems to be an exact match. I am contacting the seller, today.


    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I don't know of any store that specializes in calico. Try Googling "vintage vip calico fabric" and click on images to see if you can spot what you are looking for. I found this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/12123521...FeZFMgodHV4AKQ
    and this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/10152858...w_type=gallery

    but I'm sure there's much more.

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    thank you for you help. I do not have any info on this fabric other then it is VIP. I have no salvage edge. It sounds like a great store and I wish I lived lots closer!



    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick's Mom View Post
    There is a great little store in Walnut, Iowa called DR's Kalico Krafts. She carries hundreds of bolts of vintage calicos, including VIP, for very reasonable prices. She does not have a website, so you will have to call the store. Good Luck.

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