Dating Fabrics - A Color Guide - 1800-1960

by Eileen Trestain

Paperback, 1998



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American Quilter's Society (1998), 208 pages


Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? Then this book is for you! It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and clothing. Over 1,000 color fabric swatches are listed in this handy, easy-to-use reference guide. You'll be able to identify fabric dating from the pre-1830 era through the Second World War. Match your antique fabric by selecting a suspected time period and comparing colors and prints.

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LibraryThing member Jeanomario
I am a quilter and have, in recent years, taken on commissions to finish quilt tops that were made and long forgotten, left unfinished in a bag in the back of a closet. These treasures are often many decades old and my detective work involves noting the colors, patterns, and hues. This book
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contains clear, close-up photographs of typical fabrics, sorted by decade and grouped by color. It has been a big help in my work!
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208 p.; 8.5 inches


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