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Thread: Substitute fabric for old "cheddar"?

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    Has anyone found a suitable replacement for the "cheddar" orange found in some old quilts? U bought a few yards of a Kona orange called "papaya" and though it will do in a pinch, it's really not as close as I would like to the original color.

    I do understand that dyeing techniques and materials have changed, but with some of the new Lancaster blues and double pinks getting close to the originals, I thought maybe someone out there might have discovered a good option. Thanks for reading.

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    have not seen any yet.

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    Here is one I have had my eye on.. its a small print


    http://www.fabricshack.com/cgi-bin/S...es=0&lastmenu=

    I also saw a solid that I liked, thought I had bookmarked it, but can't find it right now.... I will keep looking!

    Pegg

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldswimmer
    Here is one I have had my eye on.. its a small print


    http://www.fabricshack.com/cgi-bin/S...es=0&lastmenu=

    I also saw a solid that I liked, thought I had bookmarked it, but can't find it right now.... I will keep looking!

    Pegg
    That is a very good imitation!! Might have to order some, thank you for the site.

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    Here is the other one that I found, and bookmarked. It may be a little lite colored, hard to tell.

    http://www.vintageandvogue.com/cgi-b...es=0&lastmenu=

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    Good luck in finding your fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster
    Has anyone found a suitable replacement for the "cheddar" orange found in some old quilts? U bought a few yards of a Kona orange called "papaya" and though it will do in a pinch, it's really not as close as I would like to the original color.

    I do understand that dyeing techniques and materials have changed, but with some of the new Lancaster blues and double pinks getting close to the originals, I thought maybe someone out there might have discovered a good option. Thanks for reading.
    Have you tried Jo Morton's fabric collections by Andover?
    I have used cheddar in many of my civil war quilts.

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    Those old colors are so hard to match. Hope you find some.

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    Love those cheddars! Thanks for the links! I am obsessed with oranges in quilts.

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    Thanks, all, for the suggestions! I'm going to have to sample these and see how they look "in person."

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    I know it's been months since you posted that you were looking for cheddar fabric, but I am using Kona's "School Bus" for my new quilt and I love the color. It's a good match to the old cheddar color.
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    That's a pretty color but isn't the traditional cheddar. It's much more muted.

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    I was just going to recommend Kona Papaya because I think it is pretty darn close. In fact my friend just bought some over the weekend to substitute for 'cheddar'. Good luck, let us see what you make.

    OOh, just found this online: http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/...69&Parent_Ids=

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