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Newbie needs help selecting fabrics

Old 05-27-2017, 05:55 AM
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Default Newbie needs help selecting fabrics

Hello, I just started quilting last year and love it. My favorite blocks to make are the Civil War-era designs. Can anyone recommend a good reproduction fabric to buy? The only ones I seem to like are the Kansas Troubles fabrics. But I would like to try something new. The fabrics that come up as "1800s reproduction" on the big on-line sellers' websites are not attractive. Too flowery or too bright or just not right.

Does anyone one have a suggestion of a nice fat quarter I can buy?

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Old 05-27-2017, 06:06 AM
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talk to frank on e-bay at franks11. tell him what you want (plain, nonflowery civil wars ) He won't understand what you mean by "just not right", nobody does,.....so try to be specific. He will pickout a bunch for you and mail them to you. Ignore the pictures on the website...he hasn't changed them in years and even mixes pictures up. But his fabrics are nice. Don't just order on line....TALK to him.

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Old 05-27-2017, 07:26 AM
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Marcus Brothers usually has a good selection of reproduction of Civil war fabrics. Most LQS carry some of their fabrics..
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Old 05-27-2017, 08:51 AM
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Patsfatquarters, also on EBay, has sent my some very nice ones. She actually lists civil war FQ bundles. I've ordered from her several times and always been pleased.
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:33 AM
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Also look a thing Whittles. They have a nice selection at great prices
also, welcome to the board and quilting.
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:34 AM
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*** Hi! Y'all from the upstate of South Carolina, USA.
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:42 AM
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A couple years ago I bought bunches of the Civil War Jubilee line. I loved many of those fabrics, still do. Look at what's for sale online at The Fat Quarter Shop and ReproductionFabrics.com.

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Old 05-28-2017, 03:28 AM
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Hi, and welcome to the Board. Keepsake Quilting has a 40 piece fat qtr. collection of Civil War reproduction fabrics kinda pricey, but pretty.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:20 AM
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Welcome to the board! With regard to your question Barbara Brackman makes beautiful civil war reproduction fabrics. Check out Hancock of Paducah they have awesome fabric and prices are great. Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:51 AM
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Jo Morton's designs for Moda are also very nice. You may like some of Edyta Sitar's lines (also Moda and branded as Laundry Basket) but her designs are very eclectic and some are very floral.

Here are some links for you




And don't always dismiss something you consider too bright. A little pop of bright can really make a quilt sing and there are many CW repros that have just a touch of something bright in them.
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