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Thread: 30's fabric

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    is there some way to really* tell about 30's repo fabric,
    I know my local shop has them, but I am looking for less expensive fabric.

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    Good luck with the price of cotton being so high! All fabric is expensive.

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    I'm not sure what you mean my "really tell about 30s repro" but I do know a site that has great quilt shop quality fabric at half-price. Thousands of Boltsis a great online shopping experience. They are great and their customer service is wonderful. If I ordered today, I'd have my fabric in my hands by Thursday.

    I searched using their expanded search option, just clicked 19302 and cotton and came up with 40 different fabrics at less than $5 a yard,
    http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/inde...=45&hidesbfq=0

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    I need to know by the colors, or designs I guess is what I mean,

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    thanks for the link, I remember wearing dresses that the chicken feed came in, took 3 to make me a dress. I just like the old look, and old patterns for quilts.

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    love feed sacks

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    My Mom use to make dresses out of flour sacks, I remember one, couldn't afford to buy that much flour. I had two Sisters also.

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    Go on line to Connecting Threads. Good prices and beautiful fabric.

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    that is where I am looking right now. I am 100 miles from nowhere, except WW and one LQS. and WW doesn't have a good selection of baby fabric right now. Looking for new great grand child, in June, so not so sure about using much flannel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texaspeggy
    I need to know by the colors, or designs I guess is what I mean,
    I know quite a bit about 1930 fabrics. My suggestion is----go to 'ebay'. Look up 'feedsacks'; 'chicken linen';'vintage fabrics'; ect. When the different sales come up, look carefully at the pictures. Look at the descriptions for size, color, what year the fabric may have been manufactured. You can even ask questions from the seller if you like. Looking is free at the 'ebay' site.[Unless you decide to purchase an item]. You will have to register . It is full of imformation. I found an old feedsack for sale that looked just like a piece of fabric someone had used to make a curtain for a very small bookcase. I bought the bookcase at auction Removed the fabric, washed and set aside. It was blue background, had civil war hats, swords, ect. When on 'ebay',I looked up feedsacks. Saw civil war feedsack. Clicked on the site, and saw my piece of fabric. Quite a surprise. I printed off the information the seller wrote about the feedsack. Just for my own knowledge. Prices for these items vary.Condition, print, size, color, location , age, all come into play. On last tidbit, feedsacks have a look and feel to them. Easy to recognize. Much of 1930's fabric was feedsack, cotton percale, and cotton sateen. Enjoy the learning, the hunt and also the quilting!!!!!

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    thanks for all the information

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    What a sweet memory.

    There's still at least one company that still makes flour and sells it in floursack calico.

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    wow!! thos are great prices, thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinJoy
    I'm not sure what you mean my "really tell about 30s repro" but I do know a site that has great quilt shop quality fabric at half-price. Thousands of Boltsis a great online shopping experience. They are great and their customer service is wonderful. If I ordered today, I'd have my fabric in my hands by Thursday.

    I searched using their expanded search option, just clicked 19302 and cotton and came up with 40 different fabrics at less than $5 a yard,
    http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/inde...=45&hidesbfq=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean1941
    love feed sacks
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Me too!

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    I just finished a book about fabrics of different eras. It stated: 30's were more pastel and small prints while 40's began to have brighter colors and larger prints. Hope that helps a little.:)

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    Dbl post :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    I just finished a book about fabrics of different eras. It stated: 30's were more pastel and small prints while 40's began to have brighter colors and larger prints. Hope that helps a little.:)
    name of the book , Please and thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texaspeggy
    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    I just finished a book about fabrics of different eras. It stated: 30's were more pastel and small prints while 40's began to have brighter colors and larger prints. Hope that helps a little.:)
    name of the book , Please and thank you
    The book is: Making History--Quilts & Fabric from 1890-1970 by Barbara Brackman. Two of my favorite time periods are Civil War and 30's,40's so I found the book very interesting.

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    I have two large boxes of authentic feedsacks.

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    Since those are 2 of mine, I will see if I can find the Book.
    I like history, and have done genealogy for years, I like putting little story;s or tidbits of history, in books I am doing for my grand children, because they have no idea what it was like living in those times,
    Sorry, I am rambling this morning.

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    Lucky you, I wish.!

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    sorry it went to the wrong place
    Lucky you! I should be so lucky.

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    Here's a couple more good places to order reproduction fabric. I've ordered from this one. http://www.reproductionfabrics.com/shelf.php?ID=7

    This is another one and haven't ordered from them yet but I will. http://www.nauvooquiltco.com/servlet...ric/Categories

    I've just recently found I liked the 30's reproductions and have started 2 quilts using the prints. They are so much fun. :-)
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    I have original 30's prints and they are NOT pastels....I also have several books I use to document vintage fabrics.
    Feedsacks became more BOLD in the 40's, but dress prints in the 30's were not all pastels!

    IF the OP is interested only in repro's perhaps she can check the Aunt Grace Scrapbag fabrics.

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