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Thread: any idea what year these fabrics are from?

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    I went to NewburyPort, Ma today and went into a Antique store and saw these blocks for sale...23 butterfies for 20.00 Woohoo...any of you ladies know what time frame these fabrics are from? Someone did a great job on them. Love them...plan on making a quilt with them.
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    They sure are pretty! Lucky you!

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    Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    so pretty

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    My guess would be '30's - '40's. Great find:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    My guess would be '30's - '40's. Great find:)
    I think that is about right

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    I think the blocks are from the 30's/40's, too. That or they're very good reproductions. :) What a lovely little group!

    My grandmother had a similar quilt - the butterflies outlined with a black blanket stitch. So charming! :)

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    awesome find!

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    Very pretty.

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    they sure are cute! look like 30's fabrics... i love 30's on white- such fresh, crisp, cheery quilts

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    No idea, but they are pretty!

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    my son is getting married next Aug in Rapid City...his fiance is from there as well ...and her family who still live there...maybe I'll bump into you in a quilt shop there(i"m from CT)

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    I would love to get some fabric from the some era...I am heading to Vermont next weekend for a famiy reunion maybe I will find a yardsale with 1930 fabric.

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    definitely 30's and up to WWII. I doubt into the 40's
    Are they broadcloth or feedsacks. They look like broadcloth quality. I have a small top similar to that.
    And........fabric in my basement of the period.
    Your profile doesn't say where you are from which would indicate the route you will be taking to Vermont.
    If you should be going thru Massachusetts and in or near Sturbridge, there is a shope here that has vintage textiles.
    You also will be able to find new solid fabric in the colors of your blocks that you could get for sashing and borders. It would be difficult to find enough vintage solid to complete it with sashing and borders.

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    40s or 50s

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    they almost look like feedsack fabrics.

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    I have no idea what feedsack fabrics are...off to go research it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    I think the blocks are from the 30's/40's, too. That or they're very good reproductions. :) What a lovely little group!

    My grandmother had a similar quilt - the butterflies outlined with a black blanket stitch. So charming! :)
    Agree.

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    interesting article about Feedsack material http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/feedsacks.htm

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    Idont know but they are trully gorgeous.

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    30s for sure. Love 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    My guess would be '30's - '40's. Great find:)
    That's my guess, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    they sure are cute! look like 30's fabrics... i love 30's on white- such fresh, crisp, cheery quilts

    I agree

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    Wow!!!!! Looks like 30's to me. I'm addicted to 30's.

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    I think these are from the 1930's. I have bought some from eBay and today they had a vintage quilt that had a note attached and it was made in 1933. Love them too, have these small quilts with butterflies all over the house.

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