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    Where's a good place online to order Civil War reproduction fabric?
    My LQS does not have a very big selection.
    Thanks! :D

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    I really need to know this too, thanks for the post. :D

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    So far, Whittles seems to have the best prices.

    http://www.whittlesfabrics.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    So far, Whittles seems to have the best prices.

    http://www.whittlesfabrics.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi
    Whittles definately have the best prices but there is :

    Colonial Fabrics
    E Quilter
    Past times

    Just google those names, sorry donīt have a link to them.
    Thee is another good one but the name is just not coming to me. I will be back.
    Elle

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    My LQS has a pretty big selection and she does sell online. Here is their site.

    http://www.somethingtocrowabout.com/...php?category=8


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    Here you are I have found some more for you.


    www.civilwarfabrics.com
    www.reproductionfabrics.com
    www.bonniebluequilts.com
    www.glassthimble.com

    Elle

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    Now there are more then 1 kind of CW fabric . There is fabric that is listed as CW and it looks like CW but it only looks like it it is not repro. Then there is CW reproduction which is an actual copy of a fabric used during the 1800's. Remember people didn't go out and buy fabric during the war 1860-1866 there was a shortage so the fabric that was used was fabric from before those times. The fabric in a TRUE CW quilt made during the war was fabric that they had on hand. Bonnie Blue quilt shop has it listed as CW fabric but when I spoke to them it is not repro. Google civil war reproduction fabric and there are a lot listed. Fabric.com has CW but it is not just listed as CW some is listed by designer or 1800's, I am not sure if theirs is repro's you will have to check that out. BEST place is Abrahams Lady Gettysburg Pa they have an on line store. They are next expensive and they have CW repro's what better place to get CW fabric then right where the biggest battle of the war took place. I am a CW nut. So it depends one which way you want to go just the look or a real repro. If you want a real repro then you have to go all the way like every reenactor and living historian does, it is all done by hand. piecing and quilting and none of this coated cotton thread it is uncoated cotton or silk thread. I made a complete reproduction CW quilt and there is nothing like the look that it has. yes I am patting myself on the back.

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    Wow! Thanks. :D
    I learned something new today :lol:

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    so how do we know if it is repro?? just ask? and why do they listit as CW if it is not an actual repro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAR
    so how do we know if it is repro?? just ask? and why do they listit as CW if it is not an actual repro?

    Just asking most times doesn't help because they don't know as in the Joann post about a ham. You need to fine a shop or designer that you know knows their stuff. Then also there were different prints from the North or South. It is very involved but my personally feeling is why not interchange North and South who is too say that before the war someone didn't travel to visit someone and buy fabric in the area they were visiting. The quilts also changed from class to class. The slaves wouldn't have the same fabric as they had at the big house. Then there would be the difference between slave owners some were more generous then others. Slave quilts were also tied they were meant to be used and were often needed in a hurry. The beautiful quilts that still exsist today were show quilts. the quilts that took forever to make. In the south the wives and daughter would sew the afternoon away with their tiny stitches and lovely handwork. So you have to read and research and decide what you want in the way of CW and go from their. OH and just an after thought the slave quilts were filled with cotton but the cotton often was not carded it still have the hard prickly outside on it.

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    Actual repro v. tribute is a fun issue. You could fake it without purchasing officially designated "reproduction" fabrics. Wartime is make-do-time.

    There's a great shop in Temecula for CW fans. Maybe you could find a shop in your area.

    Judie Rothermel makes fun tributes, right? I love what she's done with the cheddar era.
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/...07&Parent_Ids=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Trupeach, have you seen these yummy panels? Civil war battles etc. http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item...Fabric--m-2022
    I know aren't they yummy but they are not repo's as per Sherly at Hancock of Paducah. The just look like CW but they are listed CW. I like the ones with Lincoln but they would be just for fun to have a quilt like that or even a wall hanging for someone who likes the CW. Thanks for sharing Loretta. It is nice to see others have my interest not just in quilting but of the CW also.

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    They have tons of fabrics some on sale. I just visited the shop 2 weekends ago
    http://www.commonthreadsquilting.com/

    Judie Rothermel
    this is a link to her shop

    http://www.schoolhousequilts.com/gallery.htm

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    Well, a history and a quilting lesson in one.
    Thanks for the info, ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    They have tons of fabrics some on sale. I just visited the shop 2 weekends ago
    http://www.commonthreadsquilting.com/

    Judie Rothermel
    this is a link to her shop

    http://www.schoolhousequilts.com/gallery.htm
    Although Judie Rothermel fabric's are beautiful a lot are not CW reproductions but tributes to the CW.

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    If you want to learn more about Civil War quilts and dress visit Elizabeth Stewark Clarks the Sewing Academy forum it is a wonderful place to visit.

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    Here is another place to purchase fabric
    http://www.piecingthepast.com/reproductionfabrics.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    Here is another place to purchase fabric
    http://www.piecingthepast.com/reproductionfabrics.htm
    this place is great I forgot all about them. bebe I tried to call you and left a message I will try again tomorrow.

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    Bonnie Blue has super high quality fabric--I've purchased from them and was so so so impressed. It was my favorite of all I ordered.

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    Thanks for all the fabric sites.
    It always amazes me how many online stores there are that I don't know about. :D

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    try ebay.com you,ll see so many in there juct click civil war fabrics hope this helps you

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    I love bonnie blue- and the site is so interesting- I get lost in there reading and looking.

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    Thanks ladies!
    Found lots of new to me sites with everyone's help. :D

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    I buy from reproduction fabrics.com. Margo, the owner, is an expert on reproduction fabrics. If she says it's civil war reproduction then it's authentic. The movie industry consults her a lot when it comes to period films. There was a great CW film a couple of years ago (can't remember the name but as good as it was it didn't be come a block buster) for which she supplied the quilts. And if you have questions, you can get answers. I try to stop there whenever we go to Montana :D

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