When I used to travel and teach about making reproduction quilts my favorite classroom site was in a quilt shop. I could drag out bolts of fabric to show people the perfect prints to copy a certain era.
Bolts & bolts of fabric.
(I never had to put them back.)
My latest: Baltimore Blues
Of course I'd advise you to buy some of
the fabric I designed, but there are many other
great repro fabric designers.
And I'd have people bring their stash of Civil-War-era fabric to class so I could
tell them what worked and what didn't.
I've been trying to figure out how to do that kind of
Some way I could digitally drag out bolts of fabric (mine and other designers)
to show what's a great reproduction.
Here's what I've come up with.
Pinterest Pages labeled Past Perfect.
This one for example:
MADDER STYLE: PAST PERFECT
I've been posting pictures of period quilts
in the fabric topic.
Union Square by Pam Mayfield 2001
Reproduction quilts for inspiration...
Suggestions for reproduction prints...
Above some old ones of mine. If you click on the picture
and then click again you'll go to the page I pinned from.
I show you other designer's repros too. Above, an old one from Pat Nickols.
You might have it in your stash or can find it online at Etsy, eBay or
an online shop.
You also get information about the vintage fabrics' properties.
Sometimes if you click twice it takes you to a blog post I've done on the topic or to another site with more information. You'll recognize some of the posts and repros from our Stars in a Time Warp QuiltAlong.
I can add new fabrics and information as I find them on line.
Like this new stripe from Jo Morton's
If you keep up with my Madder Style page you'd know what was new and what was old.
Here's a link:
Next week I'll give you links to some other Past Perfect pages.