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Thread: can you tell old from NEW fabrics?

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    can you tell old from NEW fabrics?

    take a good look at these fabrics. They are ones I picked out to go into a special quilt where the receiver LOVES 30' repro's!

    Can you tell which are repro's and which are the real deal? DO you think it would be OK for me to use them all, you know mixing old and new.

    Now before you freak out, the old were stored well, and have been washed, ironed, and present NO weakness, odor, etc.

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    I can tell you that TEN of these are vintage!

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    I'm old enough to tell, but why not use them together. I would be proud to have a quilt made of them. Barny

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    Not a clue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I'm old enough to tell, but why not use them together. I would be proud to have a quilt made of them. Barny
    Thanks BArny....I love the vintage and hope my friend loves/appreciates them in her quilt!

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    Well I think I have 7 of the vintage ones picked out, but I'd say use em all.
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    Beautiful fabs !!! 1930's are one of my favorites..... i couldnt tell (unless i felt them- feedsacks and all... )


    it will make one stunning quilt ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    Beautiful fabs !!! 1930's are one of my favorites..... i couldnt tell (unless i felt them- feedsacks and all... )


    it will make one stunning quilt ....
    not all 30's prints were feedsacks....and not all feedsacks were course, loosely woven fabrics either...I would let you TOUCH test these and I bet you would still miss a few!

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    I can't tell the difference. They are all very pretty. I think they would look beautiful together. Please post a photo of the finished quilt.

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    some appear to be pushing late 30's and early 40's but all within the general time period. so use them all.

    I got a shock the other day when I went into a store and discovered that vintage is younger than I am.

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    Love them. I buy a lot of vintage and often incorporate new and vintage into my projects. I say go for it! This is going to be a beautiful quilt (you won't forget us when it comes to pics will you?).

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