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Thread: Could this fabric be 100 years old?

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    Senior Member TnBecky's Avatar
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    Question Could this fabric be 100 years old?

    I was talking to my sweet brother a couple of weeks ago about trying to quilt. He remembered that he & my sister-in-law had bought this fabric 20+ years ago. At that time they liked to accent with red in every room. So they saw a show about this fabric & they bought this table cloth. (He' doesn't remeber where) He also thinks it is called "Turkey Red". Since it isn't a red/red they packed it away. Anyway I recieved this wonderful surprise from him today. The funny thing is that "Iris's" are my favorite flower & he didn't even notice that was the design on it. Does anybody know anything about this fabric? I hate the thought of cutting up something so old, but I don't want to pack it away either. I don't know that you could use it for a quilt, any suggestions???
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    Have you got a picture? I'd love to see it
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    if it's a tablecloth, use it.... there's a lot of red fabric out there...and newer fabrics with better dye solutions and therefore more colorfast....

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    I am still trying to upload a picture.
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    Finally got the picture to load. This fabric is not a tight weave. Keep in mind I know that it is very old.

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    Perhaps you should just use it as a tablecloth and get to enjoy the iris that way?????
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    The fabric is so unique that you certainly don't want to mess it up. Take it to your LQS and ask their opinion of whether it would be suitable for quilting. They may be able to advise you as to what you can do with it to showcase it's uniqueness. Good luck and keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSKTLOFR-QUILTER View Post
    The fabric is so unique that you certainly don't want to mess it up. Take it to your LQS and ask their opinion of whether it would be suitable for quilting. They may be able to advise you as to what you can do with it to showcase it's uniqueness. Good luck and keep us posted.
    Good idea. Thank you so much.

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    It's beautiful fabric, maybe you could just drape it creatively over a chair or something? Maybe a back for a small quilt. Pillows? If red fits in your house there are so many things you could do with it.
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    Thinkk I would use it as a table cover......it's beatiful and does look old, if you have a quilt museum somewhere you will be visiting take it with you and ask a conservator.

    delma

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