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Thread: can you tell old from NEW fabrics?

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    Senior Member MisDixie's Avatar
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    Yeah! I got them right! That was fun thanks Jacquie!

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    i am also old enough to spot the difference, but that is because of the designs. they all go together well, use them. the recipient will love it.

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    I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I love all of those fabrics.

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    I would use them all, they're great. The only thing I can think of that would matter is if you were wanting to keep it made out of antique 30's material then make the whole quilt (backing included) out of the original 30's material; otherwise if your goal is to have the 30's look to your quilt use any and all (original and reproduction). Please post pictures.

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    I think I found six that weren't reproductions. They seem easy to spot, but they work well with the new fabrics so I'd say "use them all".
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    Go for it! Use them all.

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    I can tell a few of the new ones...LOL But I say use them all...they look beautiful together and I would be happy to receive a quilt made from them.

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    I have the same thing... some bona fide oldies, and some reproductions. I haven't done anything with them because I am always hesitant to mix them. I think I am just going to have a hard time using the vintage fabrics at all.
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    I recognize some from shopping recently but they look FABULOUS together..I'd do a quilt with all of them!

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    use them all. they all are very pretty.

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    I think I know which ones are repro's because I love them and have a few of these in my stash. I have also mixed old and new with tremendous results. I love what you've come up with. It will make a fabulous quilt. Can't wait to see the finished result.

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    Holice we still love you and do not think of you as vintage. I had the privilage of taking a class from you at Zeporah' quilt retreat at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV. Also got the chance to talk to you several times at the Pudacah Quilt show. Of course you will remember me (Ha, Ha) Glad to see that you are still around sharing your wisdom with us. Pat $ from Doddridge County, West Virginia

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    All the fabrics look great together! I used to fuss about genuine vintage mixing with reproduction... then decided it was too much fussing and not enough sewing.

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