Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 102

Thread: How old is this.......

  1. #11
    Super Member SherriB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Quilting somewhere......
    Posts
    2,775
    Blog Entries
    41
    That brings back some sweet memories! I can remember my Mom buying fabric from Penney's when I was little girl.

  2. #12
    Super Member nannya54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    So Central Nebraska
    Posts
    1,779
    Here is a picture ( I hope ) of the fabric. The middle one, purple, is the one with the price tag of 28 cents but the three of them have all the same texture. No smell, even while ironing them but they feel kind of stiff and grainy - not like cotton's today. Perhaps they starched them prior to bolting and selling?
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  3. #13
    Senior Member yourstrulyquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    704
    ......certainly takes me back a day or two.... :?

  4. #14
    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    5,481
    They are "old" prints but I like them. Are they 36 inches wide or 45"? If they are 45", the stiffness could come from "permanant press" treatment they used on the cottons in the 60's and 70's but if they are 36 inches wide, they are older probably older than that.

  5. #15
    Senior Member TammyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    314
    Very pretty fabric! I can see why you bought them. :D Enjoy!

  6. #16
    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A million dollar view!
    Posts
    8,897
    Very pretty fabric. I would say it is from the 50's for that price. The fabris tho looks like early 70's to me.

  7. #17
    Super Member ScrapQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,069
    great fabric.......... I can see a vintage style quilt.

  8. #18
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,964
    Those are so pretty.

  9. #19
    Super Member nannya54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    So Central Nebraska
    Posts
    1,779
    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    They are "old" prints but I like them. Are they 36 inches wide or 45"? If they are 45", the stiffness could come from "permanant press" treatment they used on the cottons in the 60's and 70's but if they are 36 inches wide, they are older probably older than that.
    They are 36 inches. And yes, I thought they were kind of sweet. I got a whole box for a buck so whatever was in there was going to be a treasure!

  10. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,760
    I bought fabric from Penneys about 55 years ago. It was regularly priced at about .30 a yard and on sale it was four yards for a dollar. I could get a dress for each of my two oldest girls out of four yards when they were small. They liked to dress alike and being three years apart it was hard to find purchased dressed alike. The dresses I made wore well, but of course had to be ironed. Years later some of the scraps from the dressed showed up in quilts I made.

Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.