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Old 09-19-2019, 06:28 PM
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I'm wondering if anyone knows of one? Or a book? I was thinking it would be a nice resource for dating old quilts. I have started collecting pictures of old quilts, specifically closeups of the fabrics. I was thinking that if there was one of these, and they got enough pictures of fabrics from dated quilts, the fabrics could be used to date unsigned quilts.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:24 PM
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Barbara Brackman and Eileen Trestain have books on dating fabrics. Search for them on Amazon. In addition, this site has some information:http://www.quiltindex.org/wiki/index...ing_References
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Suggest getting.....Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide. The book contains fabric samples for each period.
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:41 PM
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Thank you Dunster and Quilt30 for your replies.
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:08 PM
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Give this site a look-see. Maybe it will help. I know it’s not fabric, per se, but you can search quilts by style, collection, time period, pattern or state. Maybe you’ll see comparable fabric in some of the quilts....

http://www.quiltindex.org/index.php
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These resources will help a lot of us who have older quilts. Thanks for the links!
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