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Reproduction White Background Fabric Ideas???

Old 02-14-2019, 09:30 AM
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I am trying to locate solid white background fabric for an 1850-1860 reproduction red and green applique quilt I am planning. I would like a fairly thick fabric that will hold the large size applique shapes well, is not blindingly white, and not a broadcloth texture. I know little about the whites of that era, but it doesn't seem like the fabrics then were likely to be as 100% pure white as the modern fabrics are.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to who makes good background fabrics?

Thanks so much for any and all help!
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:47 AM
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How about Kona Snow? It's off white and very nice to work with.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:51 AM
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I agree with Easy Peezy. Kona solids are some of the best in the industry and Kona Snow would be a very good choice.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:05 AM
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Kona makes one called “prepared for dye” or something like that and I bought a bolt of it. I love working with it.
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Marucs specializes in reproduction fabrics. Judie Rothermel designs the Centennial Solids line for Marcus; I don't know if they make a white, but there is sure to be a cream. They also have a line of aged muslins.

https://www.fatquartershop.com/nsear...tennial+solids
https://www.fatquartershop.com/nsearch/?q=muslin+marcus
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Have you considered muslin?
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:51 AM
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They make white on white fabrics with small prints but they also make white on beige or cream that might work. I find that most of those have a good weight.
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I always use Kona white when doing reproduction type quilts, I love the feel of it as does the recipient.
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I'm using a Kona Porcelain. It's not bright white. I'm like you and I wouldn't tend to think they had bright white in the 1800s.
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Originally Posted by PamelaOry View Post
Kona makes one called “prepared for dye” or something like that and I bought a bolt of it. I love working with it.
what I was going to suggest--it doesn't have a weird finish on it and it seems little less sheer than most.
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