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Thread: Please Help me with Info for finding these Fabrics!!!

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    I purchased a quilter's stash last year. I'm not sure if she died or somehow was unable to quilt anymore. In the lot were about 10 applique blocks about 70% of them finished. I've been finishing up her blocks and it's been my first try at needle turn applique. Unfortunately, there are 2 other blocks that I will need to do on my own to complete the quilt.

    All these fabrics are made by RJR Thimbleberries and I need to try to find where I can purchase some amounts of each. Scraps 2" to 1/2 if possible. Does anyone know who would still have ANY of these or maybe in your stash I could buy or trade for?? Or maybe there's a specific fabric line name that would help me find them??

    These fabrics may be 10 years old and were used for the Grandma's Country Album quilt by McCalls magazine. I would love to finish these blocks and give this quilt life in the memory of the quilter. If you look through my past quilting posts you'll see this is sort of my "thing". I rescue UFO quilts of those who've passed away and try to finish them.

    I realize there are many quilt stores that sell Thimbleberries, but I need these exact fabrics. THANKS for any leads!!!
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    Candace, I think I have some of them. Yes, they are older, I'd say around 10 years.
    Only thing is can you wait till after Christmas?? I'd be happy to send you what I find.

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    Susan, I will take whatever I can get and would be happy to pay you or trade you for whatever project you're working on. Yes I can wait as I have about a month's work of hand applique to finish her blocks.
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    Whew, that's all the different fabrics in it, I think!

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    Okay, I'm going to bookmark this. I know for sure that I have some of them and I plan to finish up my organizing right after New Years. :)

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    Yes, I have most of that fabric. I have yet to finish that quilt myself. Let me know what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Bell
    Yes, I have most of that fabric. I have yet to finish that quilt myself. Let me know what you need.
    Do you know where you bought it? Was it a kit? I would like some of every fabric pictured as I have to make 2 more blocks and all the 2" squares for the top. So, I'm not picky with what I can find!

    The woman who started this quilt did beautiful work and I hope I can do her proud by finishing it. This probably is the easiest or best applique quilt to pick as my first needle turn project. But, so far so good. I've finished 2 of her blocks and am on the third and I think they look nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Okay, I'm going to bookmark this. I know for sure that I have some of them and I plan to finish up my organizing right after New Years. :)
    Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Bell
    Yes, I have most of that fabric. I have yet to finish that quilt myself. Let me know what you need.
    Do you know where you bought it? Was it a kit? I would like some of every fabric pictured as I have to make 2 more blocks and all the 2" squares for the top. So, I'm not picky with what I can find!

    The woman who started this quilt did beautiful work and I hope I can do her proud by finishing it. This probably is the easiest or best applique quilt to pick as my first needle turn project. But, so far so good. I've finished 2 of her blocks and am on the third and I think they look nice.
    It took about a year for me to find the fabric. I have 99% of it and will be willing to share with you after the holidays. I think there are almost 500 2 inch squares. And which blocks do you need to make?

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    They are really pretty fabric. I remember my mom used to have some of those fabrics at one time. She's gone now as well as all the fabric she used to have. I'm sure you will do that lady proud by taking the time to finish this quilt. I know that if she has passed, she's smiling down on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Bell
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Bell
    Yes, I have most of that fabric. I have yet to finish that quilt myself. Let me know what you need.
    Do you know where you bought it? Was it a kit? I would like some of every fabric pictured as I have to make 2 more blocks and all the 2" squares for the top. So, I'm not picky with what I can find!

    The woman who started this quilt did beautiful work and I hope I can do her proud by finishing it. This probably is the easiest or best applique quilt to pick as my first needle turn project. But, so far so good. I've finished 2 of her blocks and am on the third and I think they look nice.
    It took about a year for me to find the fabric. I have 99% of it and will be willing to share with you after the holidays. I think there are almost 500 2 inch squares. And which blocks do you need to make?
    Thanks for helping me. I need to make the block with a book on it, the 3 leaves block and one of the pieced blocks. Plus, I need to find enough coordinating fabric for the 2" blocks. I'm most concerned on matching the 3 main blocks. The 2" sashing blocks I can probably get away with getting different fabric for.

    How far are you in the project?

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    Most of the fabrics are thimbleberries if you try ebay some might be listed. I don't have any left but they are about 7-10 years old I believe

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    I have the green fabric in the third picture; the piece I have is 23" x 12". You are welcome to it. Just pm me your address.
    The selvage says "Paint Box Prints by Thimbleberries for RJR Fashion Fabrics. maybe that will help you locate some of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreinhart742
    Most of the fabrics are thimbleberries if you try ebay some might be listed. I don't have any left but they are about 7-10 years old I believe
    I've looked, but putting "Thimbleberries" fabric in Google or ebay gets me hundreds if thousands of hits. I hope folks will see these, recognize them in their stash and want to sell or trade them to me:>

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    I have the green fabric in the third picture; the piece I have is 23" x 12". You are welcome to it. Just pm me your address.
    The selvage says "Paint Box Prints by Thimbleberries for RJR Fashion Fabrics. maybe that will help you locate some of the others

    oopsy! posted twice..

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    GREAT. I will google it and see what pops up. I'll PM you about the green!

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    yes, in fact this place has some: http://www.betterquiltkit.com/fabric...int-box-prints
    ok, off to bed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarge1
    yes, in fact this place has some: http://www.betterquiltkit.com/fabric...int-box-prints
    ok, off to bed...
    Found them and they don't have the fabrics I've shown:<

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    I think I have the dark green in the last picture, last on right. How much do you need? I may also have some of the background floral print fabric in 1st pictures.


    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Whew, that's all the different fabrics in it, I think!

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    You can also try missingfabrics.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    You can also try missingfabrics.com.
    Thanks, I want to try here first and since there's so many I'm hoping to narrow the field a bit. Since these fabrics are so old, I don't know what luck I'll have.

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    The background with small flowers in 1st pictures is "Paint Box Up-Date" by Thimbleberries

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    that is going to be a very pretty quilt when you are finished please keep posting your progress with this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    The background with small flowers in 1st pictures is "Paint Box Up-Date" by Thimbleberries
    I did find an ebay seller with a few of them. I will probably be able to buy a couple of yards. I guess the Paint Box line started around 1998ish and there's been a new release every year. So, I get a lot of hits but all are of the newer releases of course. I'll keep plugging away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barefoot quilter
    that is going to be a very pretty quilt when you are finished please keep posting your progress with this one
    I think so too! Thanks.

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