Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by HennysMom, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    [​IMG] How about an entire TRUNK full of antique fabric for quilting?!!

    OMG!! [​IMG] There must be about 20 lbs of fabric if not more - it fills up a 13 gallon trash bag and the best thing is ITS ALL BRAND NEW LOOKING! There is some Waverly fabric from the 20's - 30's era and most of the fabric is from that timeframe thru the 50's, some may be even earlier. There are even upholstery type pieces in there! Given the house was built in 1861 - some of the fabrics are just amazing.

    So far, my favs are a Raggedy Ann fabric and this other woven fabric that has what looks like a cross between a bird and a monkey on it.

    I'll post pics when I can [​IMG] I'll probably sell most of it, but WOW - what a find! DH and I were cleaning the attic out and waaayyyyy in the back where we hadnt been yet - there was the trunk!

    Anyone know what antique and vintage fabric sells for? [​IMG]

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  2. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    Oh my gosh, what a find!!!
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Wow,, did you faint or do the happy dance lol!!
  4. chickens4me

    chickens4me Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    South Carolina
    What a great find!

    I have seen some vintage fabric go for some high prices on EBAY....
  5. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    Wow that is a great find.
  6. bumpershoot

    bumpershoot Songster


    Can you take some pics of this fabric? I use fabric from this era, so I might be interested in some.

    Quilting societies in your area would be able to help you price it.
  7. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Quote:A little of both - I felt a little light headed LOL!

    Someone quilted with them - some are cut into strips, some are full panels, others are pieces but none are smaller than a 9X9 block or a 6 inch wide strip that measures about 18-22 inches long - and most are much bigger.

    There are even some hawiian looking fabrics - those are gorgeous with all the flowers and what not! Paisleys, flowers, ginghams, silks, satins, chintz, cotton, velvets,... the list goes on and on!

    This fabric (like the ginham) is like twice the thickness of today's standards - no wonder the quilts lasted so long! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  8. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    SCORE!!!! I too, would love to see pictures of them! I love the Civil War Reproductions and the reproductions of the flour and grain sack patterns
    How exciting!!! Does it smell funky?
  9. [​IMG] All I can say is LUCKY you!! What a find! I can't wait to see pictures!
  10. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Rootstown Ohio

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