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Thread: Can someone date these fabrics?

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    I've posted several threads of projects that I've finished for quilters who've either passed away or given me their discarded blocks etc. I received a bag of what looked to be hand cut triangles. Some are slightly age stained. I don't think these are new repro. fabrics. I'm pretty sure they're the real deal. I sewed together the triangles and am working on squaring the blocks. I LOVE the fabrics. I'm thinking 50's or 60's?? I've also include a photo of hand pieced blocks that were included. These are also the real deal, I think but would like others opinions.

    Let me just be clear that I also starched and cut away a lot of frayed fabric to make the blocks look so nice. I think the fabric was worth saving, don't you??
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    Those are 30's. Very popular right now, you will be able to find anything you want to go with them.

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    Wow, 30's? I was thinking maybe 30's but didn't want to jinx it. It was very cool going through the bag. I've also got 6 star blocks squared up and sashed that are now complete. I don't know what to do with the unfinished star blocks in the photo. I'm thinking about the easiest way to get them into a quilt...

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    They look like feed sack fabric to me---30's and 40's. Wonderful, beautiful fabrics that wear like iron.

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    30's or reproduction 30's. They're beautiful.

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    :mrgreen: Yes I am very jealous :mrgreen: I was thinking 30's also so glad that others could confirm it :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Wow, 30's? I was thinking maybe 30's but didn't want to jinx it. It was very cool going through the bag. I've also got 6 star blocks squared up and sashed that are now complete. I don't know what to do with the unfinished star blocks in the photo. I'm thinking about the easiest way to get them into a quilt...
    Kaye Wood has a pattern that makes the star blocks and she has the instructions on how to put the other parts into these type star blocks. OR if you like to do appliqué you could appliqué them on to a solid. Whatever you do they will look great! Beautiful find. And, yes they are fabulous 30's.

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    I was thinking 30's to before I saw everyone else's answers woo hoo I'm learning hehehe

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    I agree.. I'm pretty sure those are 30's and maybe 40's would have to feel them to be for sure... but I don't think they are repros.. some of them look very familiar to me.
    Like some fabric in some of my grandmother and great grandmothers quilts.

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    WOW!!! You really scored big with those :D:D:D

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