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Thread: question about Civil War Fabrics

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    I am not familiar with these fabrics.

    I have one piece that I know is the Civil War Era (because it says so on the selvedge) but the other two are without printing on the selvedges.. is there a rule of thumb? I tried to google but it isn't even pulling up the piece I have, not even on eBay or quiltshops.com

    Do you think the patchwork looking one and the floral one is considered Civil War prints?

    Thank you for any information
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    Some of the on-line fabric shops will have what they call Civil War reproductions. I don't recall off-hand which ones. Keepsake quilting might have some. I don't know enough about them to venture a guess on the ones you have. But they do play nicely together, especially the bottom 2. Did you try googling benartex and see if they have any CW fabrics?

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    visit the benartex web site, it is right on your salvage. you can find the fabrics there. it is a collection

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    ckcow.... love your quote!!
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    I love the patchwork looking one!

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    Sometimes Connecting Thread or Fabric.com has civil war reproductions.

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    CarrieAnne ~ you wouldn't know anything about it, would you?
    Kris

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I love the patchwork looking one!

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    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/SubC...ilting--m-2233
    Order the Hancocks of Paducah catalog - it has many, many reproduction fabrics which can give you an idea of what vintage prints look/"feel" like.

    There are lots of prints out there taken from old mill cards which the manufacturers don't refer to as vintage prints; getting familiar with different periods can lead you to prints that work equally well with "reproduction" fabrics as the ones within the specific pattern's collection.

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    also try Marcus Bro fabrics and Wyndam Fabrics. Both do large amounts of repoduction fabrics. Look for a yahoo group by searching Reporduction Fabrics. There is a group there that chats about reproduction fabrics. There is also a quilt shop out in Montana I believe that only sells repro fabrics. The fabric on the bottom left looks a bit earlier than Civil War. The one on the right is more representative.

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