eBook Dating Fabrics A Color Guide 2 1950-2000
Be the first to review this product From poodle skirts of the s to baby doll dresses of the s, the fabrics of our everyday lives are featured in this handy reference guide to the materials of the last half century. A companion to Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide , this source is ideal for those studying fashion and clothing trends from thelate twentieth century, as well as collectors of recent quilts. Today’s quilts may have elements of more than one decade because many quilters collect a great deal of fabric, and may draw from one group of fabric over a long period of time. The recent proliferation of reproduction fabrics has caused concern for the ability to differentiate the old from the new in reproduction quilts and repairs. An informative section on these fabrics from the era provides a blueprint for building confident conclusions as to the fabric’s origins. For ease in identification, prints are shown actual size and specific fabric lines and stylesare grouped and sorted by date, then color.
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I like and use this book a lot. Match your antique fabric by selecting a suspected time period and comparing colors and prints. Bookseller Inventory Book Description
I was extremely fortunate to take four years of classes with Eileen Trestain, the quilt historian and appraiser who wrote the two “Dating Fabrics” books published by the American Quilters Society. The first year was “pre medallion quilts from the Georgian Era.
Ann has a degree in anthropology and many years of experience working with vintage and antique textiles. She has a wealth of knowledge as can be seen on her blog and website and is so inspirational. My name is Ann Wasserman. Stephanie Ann has graciously invited me to write a bit about my experience with repairing and caring for antique quilts 30 years. I also have more recently begun repairing vintage clothing 5 years. When you are working on an antique quilt, you are taking stitches in a three-dimensional, historical document.
In a hundred years, there may be only a few quilts from the s left intact. They will be as rare and collectable as quilts from the s, even the plainest ones, are now. A future quilt historian may someday find a great deal of information in your quilt if it is treated kindly now. Over the years, I have developed three basic “rules” of quilt care: These rules could just as easily apply to any antique or vintage textile items.
And really, they are also pretty good to keep in mind with any new heirlooms that you are making or acquiring. Here are some ways these rules can be put into use: Duplicating the original as closely as possible maintains the vintage ambiance of the quilt.
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Of course I sell vintage quilt fabrics on eBay and related items so I use this book a LOT to identify the era of the fabrics I collect and sell. If you read my My eBay page, you will know where I got my fabrics! I like the smaller physical size of this book – and that the hardcover opens flat, and the guts of the book are SPIRAL bound, inside.
That really makes it easy to use.
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Just the other day, a new member in my Yahoo BOM Group commented in the sign —up section that she wanted to create quilts before she died. The two BOMs I am releasing the next few weeks are quite different. It’s a historic quilt. It will be my first and likely, last historic. This is a big change for me as I am ordinarily focused with sharing my own original designs only and have never made an ‘interpretation’ quilt.
Or a historic quilt specifically. This is an enlargement from the only photograph I have been able to find of this quilt. I think I must live by the motto:
Yes, little 4 poster doll beds were made. Dolls too, were seen as miniature adults. Early 19th Century Quilts It will come as a surprise to many people that quilts were rarely made during Colonial times.
Dating Fabrics 2, a Color Guide by Eileen Trestain is an in-depth reference to the fabrics of the more recent past. Tradition meets innovation in Sumiko .
Usually only the simplest of patterns was used. Although the basic form of the 9 patch is very simple, consisting of nine equal squares, there are endless ways that the basic block can be varied. In the case of children’s quilts the simple version is more common. Quilt historian, Sandi Fox, points out, “But in the most original of children’s quilts, we find the piece is based not on the multiple variations at the quiltmakers’ command, but on the nine-patch in it’s purest and most fundamental form.
For the same reason it is an easy quilt that children can have fun making today. It’s also a way to teach a child a bit of history. Crib and Doll Quilt Patterns Both the doll and crib quilts I’ve designed for you are made up of a combination of six inch and two inch 9 patches. If a child is making the doll quilt you might want to skip the small central nine patch. The crib quilt is simply an expansion of this with many more blocks especially the smaller 9 patches.
The blocks are still kept small in keeping with the fact that crib quilts during this period were miniature versions of full sized quilts. Picking Your Reproduction Fabric Imagine that you are making your nine patch doll or baby quilt during the middle decades of the nineteenth century.
Quilt Buyer Beware
My adventures in Quilting and Gardening Quilt Buyer Beware For those of you who like to buy quilts at on-line auctions I thought I would give a bit of advice. There are many quilts out there that are reproduction quilts. There is nothing wrong with a reproduction quilt as long as the buyer knows that is what they are buying. They are machine pieced and hand quilted.
And even though they are collectively referred to as feedsacks, the most common products packaged in the sacks were flour and sugar. In many areas, the fabric was referred to as “chicken linen.” Trestain, Eileen Jahnke, Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide – .
In recounting the method’s evolution, which involved the examination of date-inscribed specimens, Brackman imparts a colorful history of quilt making. Customer Book Reviews Clues in the Calico is the bible. A Customer on Dec 19, Best source for quilt history information. Details of textile technology, trends in style, along with elements of social history allow the reader to interpret handmade quilts. The quilt history researcher will return to this text time and time again.
I have used it so much it is literally falling apart.
Quilt Buyer Beware
A companion to Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide , this source is ideal for those studying fashion and clothing trends from the late twentieth century, as well as collectors of recent From poodle skirts of the s to baby doll dresses of the s, the fabrics of our everyday lives are featured in this handy reference guide to the materials of the last half century. A Color Guide , this source is ideal for those studying fashion and clothing trends from the late twentieth century, as well as collectors of recent quilts.
Today’s quilts may have elements of more than one decade because many quilters collect a great deal of fabric, and may draw from one group of fabric over a long period of time.
Trestain, Eileen Jahnke Summary Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide is an informative and easy to use handbook for quilters, fabric collectors, and historians.
If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. This quilt isa wholecloth quilt featuring a patriotic madder -dyed, copper-toned, cheater cloth print. It is a fabric identifyed in the book “Dating Fabrics” by Eileen Trestain. It is found on page The quilt measures about 83″ x 90″.
It is quilted in white thread showing stitches per inch. The quilt has a muslin cloth backing. I have included a number of pictures to help describe the condition of the quilt. The madder dyed fabric is a brown fabric that tends to wear quicker than others. The quilt is in good condition but fragile because of the wear to the browns.