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Thread: can you tell old from NEW fabrics?

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    can you tell old from NEW fabrics?

    take a good look at these fabrics. They are ones I picked out to go into a special quilt where the receiver LOVES 30' repro's!

    Can you tell which are repro's and which are the real deal? DO you think it would be OK for me to use them all, you know mixing old and new.

    Now before you freak out, the old were stored well, and have been washed, ironed, and present NO weakness, odor, etc.

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    I can tell you that TEN of these are vintage!

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    I'm old enough to tell, but why not use them together. I would be proud to have a quilt made of them. Barny

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    Not a clue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I'm old enough to tell, but why not use them together. I would be proud to have a quilt made of them. Barny
    Thanks BArny....I love the vintage and hope my friend loves/appreciates them in her quilt!

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    Well I think I have 7 of the vintage ones picked out, but I'd say use em all.
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    Beautiful fabs !!! 1930's are one of my favorites..... i couldnt tell (unless i felt them- feedsacks and all... )


    it will make one stunning quilt ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    Beautiful fabs !!! 1930's are one of my favorites..... i couldnt tell (unless i felt them- feedsacks and all... )


    it will make one stunning quilt ....
    not all 30's prints were feedsacks....and not all feedsacks were course, loosely woven fabrics either...I would let you TOUCH test these and I bet you would still miss a few!

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    I can't tell the difference. They are all very pretty. I think they would look beautiful together. Please post a photo of the finished quilt.

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    some appear to be pushing late 30's and early 40's but all within the general time period. so use them all.

    I got a shock the other day when I went into a store and discovered that vintage is younger than I am.

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    Love them. I buy a lot of vintage and often incorporate new and vintage into my projects. I say go for it! This is going to be a beautiful quilt (you won't forget us when it comes to pics will you?).

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    Use them all, they are wonderful. I have some of those.
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    I agree -- use them all since they work well together. I know 7 that are vintage, and they all blend well. Do what our foremothers did and mix the decades of the fabrics to confuse the quilt archivists in 50 years .
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    I think they all look wonderful together. I think no one will be able to tell and they will make a great quilt.

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    That group of fabric looks a lot like what is in my repo stash.

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    Beautiful fabrics....your quilt...no quilt police here!!!!

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    I have a few of those prints from a ways back..I would use them all for sure

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    I was only able to pick out 6 of them. They are all beautiful and I wouldn't hesitate to use any of them. I think they will make a stunning quilt. i love 30s fabrics.

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    I'm so jealous!!! I love 30s fabrics!!! Don't really know why, but I do love them!!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nstitches4u View Post
    I can't tell the difference. They are all very pretty. I think they would look beautiful together. Please post a photo of the finished quilt.
    30's fabrics are my favorites. I can't tell which are vintage but love using them all. Please, please post pics of any 1930's quilts you have done. I woulld realllllly appreciate it. Thanks margee

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    A year ago I made a quilt for my DD out of vintage. I didn't have quite enough vintage and added some new to the old. No one knows but me. It turned out beautiful. In fact some of the old were like ones you have pictured.
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    Beautiful fabrics and yes use them together! I could tell some of the old but not 10. Show us when you are done.
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    Dont know ,but they will make a very beautiful quilt . joyce j

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    some appear to be pushing late 30's and early 40's but all within the general time period. so use them all.

    I got a shock the other day when I went into a store and discovered that vintage is younger than I am.
    oh HOlice....say it isn't so..hehehe....that is ok, 70's rock music is not considered classic rock...whatever...my heart/soul say I am still 19, so that is what I am...ehhehhe

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    Oh please use them all as they look so nice together. It will be a beautiful quilt.

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    has anyone guessed which 10 are the older ones?

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