I have really experienced a huge amount of enlightenment as to the quality of fabrics while I have been cutting out my current apple core quilt I am working on.
I am amazed at the serious variation of it all. I am using many vintage fabrics, some older and thinner, some newer and thinner and some very good quality fabrics as well. This is a charm apple core and I need just over 800 for a queen size quilt. Having access to already over 400 different fabrics that I have sorted, ironed, traced on and cut out has given me insight that I never thought I would gain from this experience.
So, why the post? Tell me about your views of vintage fabric whether you think it is quality or cheap, comparing such things as stiffness or thread count or anything else you think is pertinent to comparing fabrics.