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Thread: What's the oldest fabric you have?

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    I'm new to quilting but have always done crafts and I just found a box of fabric. I've spent the afternoon playing with fire...burn testing for fiber content (learned that here!) and going through it. I found panels from 1981! Is that almost antique? Vintage? The amazing thing is that I have moved multiple times and evidently this box made it with me every time. Amazing.
    So how long have you kept fabric?

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    Mine is hanging in my closet, although I call them clothes! (O:<

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    I just started collecting fabric a few years ago, but my mother gave me some of her stash some of it was purchased to make something for my oldest son (now 13) when he was a baby.

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    I have some from 1983,84,85. Purchased at an estate sale.

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    Well I have 2 boxes of fabric scraps my Mother saved from making clothes for us kids when we were growing up. I recognize some of it from as far back as when I was 9, so that would mean some of the fabric can be dated to 1969. 42 years old (the fabric, not me. Don't I wish) Oh, and yes, I will be making these scraps into quilts for my 2 brothers & myself, as Mom intended before she passed away.

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    I have some of my grandmothers, who got most of her stash from her father who was a clothier in the 1910's.. does that count as old? :D

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    I have some 9-patch orphans from my great-grandmother - by the prints, I'm thinking 1930's to 40's. My mom recognized some of the fabrics from clothing she remembers.

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    I've got some from the early 60's, 62&65, and one remnant from 1955, flannel and so much nicer than what you get today.

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    I have some from when Moses was a baby. lol

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    I have all of my Grandmas fabric, some dating back to the 1900's I can't part with it.

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