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hsquiltingmom 01-10-2014 06:04 AM

differences between traditional and modern quilts
My daughter and I are going to be doing some boutiques this year, and we would like to try to sell some quilts. I know there are traditional quilts and modern quilts and I am wondering what the differences are. I have tried to look online, and it is looking like the modern quilts have a lot less blocks, and more of a solid fabric for a background, it also looks like in traditional quilts we use more of the calico fabrics where as modern quilts are more bold.

I know when selling quilts we need what people like, so if any of you can give me direction that would be great.


sarge1 01-10-2014 06:14 AM

To me, modern quilts are more abstract, less symmetrical, and more "artsy". Traditional quilts are more built on a block repeat, built in rows (either vertical, horizontal, or diagonal). Batiks are an example of a more modern fabric, and fabrics in bright or jewel tones. Just my opinion!
In terms of what people like, well... that will run the scale! I personally tend to favor civil war fabrics (think dark and muddy) and traditional patterns, but there are others who would prefer bright, cheery colors and new techniques. Good luck with whatever you decide.

mom-6 01-10-2014 07:53 AM

My take on "modern" is actually more what I would associate with late 60s/early 70s fashion - color block type designs, either bright or very subdued color palette, may have asymmetrical placement, circles and rectangles instead of primarily squares and triangles in a block type setting. Lots of neutrals.

Geri B 01-11-2014 07:03 AM

I think what u make to try to sell will be determined by the market you work with. Younger, upscale, I think, would prefer more modern whereas the more conservative might lean toward more traditional design...JMHO either way good luck in your endeavor.

Holice 01-11-2014 07:19 AM

Search thru past posts. The subject has been discussed and good info there.

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