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Old 12-04-2014, 04:45 AM
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I started quilting in the early 90's. Sometimes I go a couple of years without looking at quilting magazines or websites. I recently got back into quilting and was surprised to see the use of solid colored fabrics.

When I first started quilting the book I referred to said to choose one print and then coordinating solids. By the late 90's no one was using solids. I visited 3 quilt shops near me and still found it hard to find solids. One shop owner hated solids and seldom carried them.

Now I see solids are back "in". Everything old is new again


What trends have you seen fade and then come back?
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:51 AM
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The reproduction prints of Aunt Grace are being printed again from Marcus Bros.
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:30 AM
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Right now it's hexagon quilts that are popular again. I'm seeing a lot of Sunbonnet Sue's being made again too.
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Your question made me think about Anita Hallock's book, Fast Patch: A Treasury of Strip-Quilt Projects. Occasionally I notice that someone has 'invented' a 'new' technique, especially cutting diagonally to set the quilt on point, that Anita published in 1989. A brilliant and often over-looked piecing pioneer.
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Thanks for the book reference. I ordered it from Amazon for $.01 . So I bought it for the price of shipping. LOL
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Bad and naughty Sues are coming back.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:44 PM
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I saw someone here a day or two ago asking about chenille quilts again.

Also, the ragged quilts which were popular in the late 1990s seem to all the thing again (to my personal chagrin, LOL!)

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Old 12-04-2014, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
Thanks for the book reference. I ordered it from Amazon for $.01 . So I bought it for the price of shipping. LOL
Now that's a bargain! When you get it, keep an open mind and try it. I know it looks pretty dated now, but it's brilliant and works for everything as claimed. The one for scrap quilts is also a keeper. I'm happy you're trying it out. Can't beat the price!
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Seeing a lot more plaid lately too.
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I thought chevron pattern was "old" when it became popular again.
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