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Thursday, May 27, 2010

You Know a Fabric is Vintage Fabric If.......What Do You Know?

I thought it would be fun to share how you know a fabric is vintage. Let's share those random gems you've learned over time or discovered lately.

Here are a few things that I know.

You know a Fabric is Vintage Fabric If......

~ ...paperwork, receipts, and envelopes found with the fabric have addresses without zip codes. I just learned from Antiques Roadshow that most zip codes started in 1963

~ ...the fabric is a yard long and has little holes that curve around the corners at the ends, you have a vintage fabric feedsack. These little stitch holes are called "tenter holes"

~ ...the printed design has metallic gold, the fabric is likely from the 1950s

~ ...super bright, neon loud colors can be found on late 1960s retro fabrics

~ ...border prints were popular in the 1950s and sewn into skirts, curtains, and tablecloths

~ ...a color called "Old Rose" was used in 1940s fabrics, a similar color to mauve of the 1990s

...What do you know?

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