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Thread: can you tell old from NEW fabrics?

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    Well I did have fun guessing which ones were vintage, but to tell you the truth they are all fantastic. And my favorite quilts in the whole wide world are 1930.s reproduction.........Reminds me of my granny's farm...........I would go there every summer in a little town called Milton, NC...........I say my love of quilts come from that memory, although my granny died long before I ever became interested in quilting........thank you for these beautiful fabrics, and thanks for reminding me of my love of the 1930's fabric.

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    I would use all of these beautiful fabrics. Once in the quilt and quilted, you will never tell the difference if there is any in quality. I would be proud to own a quilt with these fabrics.
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    Jacquie, your fabric is beatiful. I love all of them and think they will look beautiful together. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt as I know it will be awesome.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Love all of the fabrics shown and think they would be wonderful together. I do it all the time but then I am a lover of "30's quilts! Can't wait to see how you put it together!!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    I would say the first 10 are the real deal, but then again... they all work well together.

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    The quality of the fabric is more important than the age. If it was well stored and cared for, being "vintage" doesn't matter. I do recognize a few of the vintage fabrics. For example, one of the pink florals is in the vintage quilt wrapped around me right now! My great grandmother made it. I also recognize other prints from quilts my great grandmother and grandmother made, and prints I've seen in the local Quilt Shop that obviously aren't vintage. But don't put me to the test! I'd hate to be graded on being right on this! You're only getting my best guess.

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    I would use them all, they go great together.
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    My guess is the first 10 are vintage. The colors are so cheerful! I think they would all look fabulous together. Please post a pic when you're done, OK?

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    I love them all, new or old, blends or 100% cotton - they all will make a great quilt. As for the age, older fabrics were 36" wide, 44/45 were the last 30 years, and now 40/42 is becoming the norm.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I love your vintage fabrics. I to love vintage fabric. They have such a comforting feeling. I hope to be starting a quilt using them shortly. Hope you will post a picture of your quilt when it's done.

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    they are all beautiful fabrics! I say mix them!

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    I'd mix them all.

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    They all look very suitable together.

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    I'd say the 7 on the left (upper) are vintage, and the peachy one in the middle, but darned if I can pick two more. I'm looking forward to finding out the answer, but regardless, they all look great together.

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    I would sure use them all together with no hesitation. They're lovely fabrics regardless of age & I'll bet they'll be fabulous together!
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    I see that some of them are from Connecting threads...I have 'em too. Go for it!

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    use them all together. I recently found some 9 patches that were made at least 40 years ago and I am incorporating them into a quilt utilizing fabrics from then and now just like you are thinking about

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    I can't tell the difference I would use them all.

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    Beautiful fabrics! I say "go for it!"

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    I would absolutely use them all! I can't tell the difference from here, and probably couldn't if I had the fabrics in my hand!

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    I think they are all beautiful go for it

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    They all look nice to me. Use them all.
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    Yes, just a few days ago I saw a couple of fabrics at Wal-Mart that had these 1930 vintage looks, so maybe they are coming back, just like cloths styles. If you keep something long enough, it comes back in style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanneb52 View Post
    I see that some of them are from Connecting threads...I have 'em too. Go for it!
    if they are someone gave them to me, as I don't buy fabric from CT!

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    ok, for the curious....the vintage ones are the first 10 going from left to right! Starting with the 4 that are just squares and ending with the large blue print!

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