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Thread: Substitute fabric for old "cheddar"?

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    Has anyone found a suitable replacement for the "cheddar" orange found in some old quilts? U bought a few yards of a Kona orange called "papaya" and though it will do in a pinch, it's really not as close as I would like to the original color.

    I do understand that dyeing techniques and materials have changed, but with some of the new Lancaster blues and double pinks getting close to the originals, I thought maybe someone out there might have discovered a good option. Thanks for reading.

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    have not seen any yet.

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    Here is one I have had my eye on.. its a small print


    http://www.fabricshack.com/cgi-bin/S...es=0&lastmenu=

    I also saw a solid that I liked, thought I had bookmarked it, but can't find it right now.... I will keep looking!

    Pegg

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldswimmer
    Here is one I have had my eye on.. its a small print


    http://www.fabricshack.com/cgi-bin/S...es=0&lastmenu=

    I also saw a solid that I liked, thought I had bookmarked it, but can't find it right now.... I will keep looking!

    Pegg
    That is a very good imitation!! Might have to order some, thank you for the site.

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    Here is the other one that I found, and bookmarked. It may be a little lite colored, hard to tell.

    http://www.vintageandvogue.com/cgi-b...es=0&lastmenu=

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    Good luck in finding your fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster
    Has anyone found a suitable replacement for the "cheddar" orange found in some old quilts? U bought a few yards of a Kona orange called "papaya" and though it will do in a pinch, it's really not as close as I would like to the original color.

    I do understand that dyeing techniques and materials have changed, but with some of the new Lancaster blues and double pinks getting close to the originals, I thought maybe someone out there might have discovered a good option. Thanks for reading.
    Have you tried Jo Morton's fabric collections by Andover?
    I have used cheddar in many of my civil war quilts.

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    Those old colors are so hard to match. Hope you find some.

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    Love those cheddars! Thanks for the links! I am obsessed with oranges in quilts.

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    Thanks, all, for the suggestions! I'm going to have to sample these and see how they look "in person."

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