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Thread: Enquiring minds want to know...and so do I!

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    Enquiring minds want to know...and so do I!

    The link below contains some photos of a charity quilt I just completed. I call it "Transportation". It is the first quilt my husband has wanted to keep in my 2+ years of "serious" quilting.

    The folks I've shown it to have all asked the same question. "Where did you get that fabric?"

    I always give the same answer. It was given to me to make something with by my guild. I have no idea who manufactured it or when it was sold.

    BUT I LOVE IT AND WANT MORE! Of course, I am going to ask about manufacturer when I turn the quilt in. I have another top of smaller blocks complete and enough of the larger blocks to make one more quilt...I might have to drag that out a bit so I can enjoy the blocks longer!

    Please take a look at the focus blocks, which feature various forms of transportation, all of which look 'vintage'. Based on the cars and trucks, I'm guessing 'vintage' is around the 1940's. But I don't think the fabric is that old. If you know who made it, when and/or have some, I would really love to buy it.

    Enjoy!

    https://picasaweb.google.com/cv10987...eat=directlink

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    That is a nice one! I love the vintage look - but then I love all antique and vintage stuff....you did a great job on this one!

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    This one kind of led me on, if you know what I mean!

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    Looks like '50's to me. Vehicles in the '40's were mostly black and more squared off than the pickup I see. Nice quilt! I can see why your DH wanted to keep it!

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    Love the vintage fabric - I'll keep my eyes open for you.

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    That is not real vintage fabric. I purchased some a couple of years ago. It is a great design for youn boys or the young at heart. I do not know the mfg, I used almost all I purchased. hopefully someone will have it here. I loved the vintage- ageless looking toys.

    I purchased my fabric at Fiddlesticks Quilt shop in Boulder City NV. They might be able to order more for youy.
    www.etsy.com/shop/quiltinglycaroline

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    That is really neat fabric. You did a great job. Hope you find some more.

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    Why not let him keep it? Charity begins at home. He can buy you more fabric for a different charity quilt. If it's the first one he has wanted to keep......then I would certainly let him. You never know where it will lead.
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    it was a fabric from Hobby Lobby about 2-3 years ago. IT was actually a panel. It has been sold on here several times!

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    I believe it is a panel by Michael Miller transport line.

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    Go to www.buycheap.com, scroll down and you will see all the old cars in blocks for $1.25 each. Just go to your search and tye n vintage care fabric and a lot come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misspriss View Post
    Go to www.buycheap.com, scroll down and you will see all the old cars in blocks for $1.25 each. Just go to your search and tye n vintage care fabric and a lot come up.
    ??? I get a coupon site ???

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    Beautiful quilt!
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    transporation quilt

    i have a panel at home that i haven't used yet...I can check it to see if there is more information on the selvage...will do and get back to you.

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    I did to get the coupon site

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    Didn't read all of the posts, but is this it? Michael Miller Retro Transportation Panel - Multi on Black

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    i also got the coupon site
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    Okay I found this fabric on ebay! Luann
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...m=330681401712
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    very cute sure some person will keep it for ever

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    Thank you!

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    It's too late to let him keep it - turned it in today. Besides, he's one of these men who has a natural fur coat so he would never actually use it! But it was nice that he liked it enough to express that thought.

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    I still have a piece with the black "sashing" around larger & smaller pictures. It is michael miller fabrics lls. patt #c-2008 Transportation on the selvedge.

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    Love the quilt !!!!
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    It looks great! Your husband would love it if you gave it to him!!!

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    Thanks to all who gave me the name and info on where I could buy it. Managed to get 3 panels - YAY!
    So now I can (if I want to) surprise my DH with a quilt. But I think he'd rather have a quilt with an antique radio theme - and I have hunted high and low to find some fabric like that. May wind up printing some pictures onto fabric and putting them together to make him happy!

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