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Thread: What do you do with 30's repro fabric?

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    Super Member kwiltkrazy's Avatar
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    Anything and everything. It has such a soft color way. The quilts turn out looking terrific.

    Those are two gorgeous quilts, ladies.

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    I love the 30s fabric (perhaps because I was born in the 30s). I presently have a Grandmother's Flower Garden (GFG) quilt and Double Wedding Ring quilt (WIP) using 30s fabric. What I especially like about it, if you do not know exactly how much fabric is needed for a particular quilt, you can just go out and by more, even though you may have to add additional prints. They all look good together. When I started the GFG, I had no idea how many flowers it would take to make the quilt, since I had not settled on the size; same with the double wedding ring.

    Loved the samples shown here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Too
    This is the what came to my mind first. Don't forget Overall Bill. There's a whole family out there! :lol:

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    Here was my 1930's reproduction fabric quilt in progress.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-19175-1.htm

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    I've made three Vintage moments quilts, one each for my three girls. I did 2 in 30's repro's and one in batiks. All of them turned out great. It's a great pattern.

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    Send them to me! :-)

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    Here is what I did with the 1930's fabrics. (First Picture) The second photo is a picture of a commercial pattern. The third picture is a ''Broiderie Perce" original that is hand-appliqued and made from an old feedsack. It has stuffed 'petals' that were added for depth. The vase is polished cotton.
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    This is the 30's pattern i am looking for and i found it on sale but i am unable to afford it was hoping maybe someone had a copy?
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    Wow those pin wheels look great, beaut colors!!! well done.

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    I was never drawn to 30's fabrics until I was given some, and then I made this baby blanket and loved it! I found this pattern free online, I could get you the name if you wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    Her's what I did with mine. 'Had the fabrics for years. 'Hope you enjoy it.
    Karen
    Wow, Karen, I love this quilt! It is exactly what I was thinking of....Heidi

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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    Her's what I did with mine. 'Had the fabrics for years. 'Hope you enjoy it.
    Karen
    Absolutely beautiful!!!!

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    Here is what I did with my 30's fabrics.

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    That's my kind of quilt and I have a thing for reproduction fabric. Make a lot of baby quilts with it because it has such a soft touch to it. What is the name of the pattern for your quilt. I would LOVE t o get that pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    Her's what I did with mine. 'Had the fabrics for years. 'Hope you enjoy it.
    Karen
    Love that. Can you tell me the name of the pattern. Would love to get it because I love anything made with reproduction prints.

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    Beautiful pattern, use of 30's repro fabric, and quilt. Nice!

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    My friend made me a "Double Irish Chain" quilt top in 30's repros. I quilted it on a long arm machine.
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...45965719cUrgzE

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    Thanks...it was fun to make! I didn't have a pattern. I enlarged a couple pictures on a copy machine to make templates, then decorated each dress with baby rickrack, lace and tiny buttons before appliqueing them to the blocks. I am at work right now but will scan and attach the templates when I get home later this afternoon. I used all the leftovers to make the border. I intended this to be a wall hanging. If you will give it to someone who will wrap a baby in it, I wouldn't use the buttons. I have many baby quilts made...waiting for my daughter to give me grandbabies! She just laughs and says, how many do you think I'm going to have?!?!

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    Here is my latest wall-hanging using the 1930's repro fabrics. It measures 30" sq. The pattern is "Triple Irish Chain". I have hand-quilted the entire piece on the diagonal, one direction, and have quilted flowers in the plain white areas and around the border.
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    Sew and sew your quilt is gorgeous. Wow, I didn't realize there were three pages, my gosh I love all of the quilts, they are so soft and calming. Guess I will have to start,saving up 30's material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janedennis
    This is the 30's pattern i am looking for and i found it on sale but i am unable to afford it was hoping maybe someone had a copy?
    If you take a close look at the quilt most if it is done in 4p with one cornor of the block being white with 3 prints and the other 4p being 3 whites and a print. Does this help you out any?

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    Beautiful quilt. You did a beautiful job!!!!!

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    Thanks so much to everyone that's shared pics - very inspiring and gorgeous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet
    I just finished putting the "plate" together for the dresden plate quilt block with scrappy 30's fabric. If you check out the tutorial from the Missouri Star quilt co, you might get enthused too!
    I love that video! I bought her Dresden plate template and 1930s charm packs. I plan to start it soon. Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    I was wondering if there are easy-to find "authentic" patterns for the 30's fabrics? What do you do with these fabrics?
    check keepsake quilting, they have a number of patterns from the 30's ...

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