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Thread: What constitutes a "reproduction fabric"?

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    Super Member Nolee's Avatar
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    I'm trying to pick out some new fabric for a reproduction quilt but don't really know the definition of that. Is it only pastels with little flowers or tiny things on it or is it much broader than that? Eleanor Burns is having a great sale and I'd like to get as much at $3.50 a yard as I can. I could really use an education on this from those in the know :) :)

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    reproduction means that it's a new fabric (our times) that attempts to be like a fabric from another time frame. Two types of reproductions that I typically see are the 1930's (probably what you mean by the pastels with little flowers) and the Civil War era reproductions. These tend to be dark and small prints. Hope this helps!

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    I love the Civil war era reproductions!!

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    There are books that show pictures of older fabrics and how to recognize them, mostly by the colors and patterns used at different time periods. Certain dye colors were all that were available in those different periods... so fabric makers and designers now try to copy and stay within those guidelines for their "reproduction" fabrics.

    Ask the sales clerks which are the reproduction fabrics. They'll help you find the ones you want to use.

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