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Thread: Where to find 1930's repo fabrics????

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    Can someone point me in the right direction please.

    I need to redo a few blocks of an old quilt that I think was flour sacks.

    I wouldn't know a 1930 and 1940 fabric from a hole in the ground and need some help.

    Thanks!
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    :wink: ebay probably be your best best if yiu are looking for such fabrics

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    And most of those fabrics are 35-36 inch. Sometimes you can buy scraps that would work. Sometimes it is hard to date those fabrics for a specific year.

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    A great place for any era repro fabric is at www.fabricattic.com

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    Yes, Fabric Attic is great (hot link http://www.fabricattic.com/newpage12...FQ_xDAodBh84rQ) as trupeach said. Another great place is Reproduction Fabrics http://www.reproductionfabrics.com/shelf.php?ID=7. There are lots of places for repros, just google what era you want. It's the original stuff that is hard to find.

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    ebay probably be your best best
    I found a good deal on a fat eighths bundle at eBay. For me it worked out better than shopping around for the yardage and I got a better variety.

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    :D Thank you!!

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    Should I try to get the same print fabric or just choose another print?

    On some of them I only need to replace 1 or 2 petals.

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    It would probably be pretty difficult to get the same print. But I'd try to match it as closely as possible in color, value and style.

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    Your quilt blocks look like feedsack fabric. The plaid looks just like one of the feed sacks I first used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Gramy
    Your quilt blocks look like feedsack fabric. The plaid looks just like one of the feed sacks I first used.
    Do you know where I can find any?

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    Hi!
    I'm so into 30s it's frightening. OK, to replace vintage with vintage, check out ebay's search engine with feedsack fabric.

    If you're looking to gather more fabric that is similar but a tighter weave, considered quilter's cottons reproductions are wonderful and less expensive (usually). I just found a new to me spot for repros online at http://www.ericas.com/fabric/oldfash.htm and have purchased from their staff at quilt shows. I plan to road trip to the store soon. THEY ARE WONDERFUL!
    RETRO :D

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    Check ebay for feed sacks. Also some of the 30's look like feed sacks. I bought feed sacks repo at Joann's a couple of years ago.

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    www.fatquartershop.com. Plenty of FQ's. I am working on a 30's project and this has the best selection http://www.fatquarterworld.com/quilt..._id=3139&tion.

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    I love in the middle cornfield. I was born in the "middle of a cornfield in central IL. West of Poria

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    I have a large stash of vintage fabric. If you let me know which pieces in the quilt your looking to repair and how much of each I will be happy to just send it to you.

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    Thank you everyone, I already found some one who is going to help me.

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