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New Pathways into Quilt History written by Kimberly Wulfert,
Fabrics & Dyes
Antique fabrics and new fabrics
are discussed. We can learn about Fabric history through reproductions made
today. In my reproduction fabric reviews, I discuss and interpret swatches of new reproduction fabric lines and compare them
to the old ones when possible. I teach
workshops for making reproduction quilts, incorporating old fabrics and blocks with new fabrics.
I do not sell fabric. Visit your local quilt shop and if you can't find it
there, see my links for recommendations.
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A YuwaDesign: FreeSpirit Studio Collection. French inspired prints, for
mid-19th to mid-20th century quilts
Promenade II by
Made by FreeSpirit
Early 19th Century French prints, including many large-scale florals.
from American Textile History Museum,
- the History and Fabrics
Cocheco produced dress goods, furnishing fabrics, novelties and printed patterns, such as stuffed toys from 1827 to 1912.
New England Quilt
Museum's Collage Collection by In the Beginning Fabrics
A scrapbook of fabrics from their Boston Pavement quilt, c.1895
From the Mills - P&B
This line was done cooperatively with The American Textile History Museum, using Cocheco, Arnold, Merrimack and Allen Print Works,
from their collections.
Fine Fabrics in Hard Times
by Joan Kiplinger
Every so often questions surface regarding the quality of fabrics made
during the Great Depression of the 1930s. There is this notion that
because times were hard that textiles suffered equally.
Pat L. Nickols III Collection by P&B
Large-scale Chintz with small-scale
coordinates, ca. 1850
Pat L. Nickols Collection II c. 1840 for P & B Fabrics
new line of large-scale fabrics, including chintz and monochromes. Learn
printing methods used
to make these prints.
1887: Crazy Blocks al dente
Minerals and Indigo: Cotton Dyeing in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Prior to the Revolutionary War, America shipped her plentiful supply of raw
cotton to Britain, where it was spun, woven, printed and sold back to her as
Print Co. Prints: 1910 - 1920s Chocolates: 1870s-1880s
1939 New York World's Fair
salesman's sample cards
(This takes about two minutes to download at 56k)
A Season of Toiles - 18th Century reproduction prints of toiles from the Allentown Art Museum and by P&B Textiles
Birds and Basics Collection -
1840s fabrics from Harriet Hargrave for
P& B Divine pheasant and plum tree chintz reproduction
Squier Lane by Diane Albeck-Grick
for P & B Fabrics
A new line for time-span quilts.
RJR's Prairie Prints Collection
RJR's Prairie Prints are part of
the Great Lakes, Great Quilts collection.
Great Lakes, Great Quilts
- RJR Fabrics
Twelve of the Michigan State University’s Museum’s quilts, ranging in age
from the 1840s to 1920s, were used to design this new line of reproductions.
© 2005 - 2012 Kimberly Wulfert, PhD. Absolutely no copies, reprints, use
of photos or text are permitted for commercial or online use. One personal copy for study purposes is permitted.
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