Vintage Fabric Roundup 3

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Here are a few more vintage finds from recent shopping trips. I’m almost out of new fabric finds to show you, so I really hope I’m able to find more soon :) I should probably also start thinking of something to make with these beauties.

These four are some of my favorite florals I’ve found thus far. I especially LOVE the one on the left. The color is amazing, I’m obsessed with mint right now. The purple fabric is not a cotton, so I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do with it, but it was too pretty to pass up. I almost didn’t buy the one on the far right, but it’s really grown on me.

These are all washed and ready for a project. Any ideas?

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Vintage Fabric Roundup 2

I had another successful vintage fabric shopping session at my local thrift store! I think I am getting addicted to finding fun older prints. I don’t think all of these fabrics I found are vintage (it’s especially hard to tell with solids), but I really like the fabric I found. The problem is I am starting to get attached and don’t want to use them :)

I didn’t plan it, but the fabric I found actually coordinates pretty well together. Maybe a future quilt in the works?! Ok, probably not in reality. My favorite is probably the navy with the little red strawberries. Totally adorable.
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This print didn’t really fit in with the rest of my stack so I decided it was charming enough for it’s own photo. I just have a very small amount of it, but I really like it. I have a few other red & navy fabrics I found at the thrift store that I’d like to combine with this for something patriotic. Not sure exactly what to do though… perhaps a 4th of July pillow? An apron?
patriotic fabric

Vintage Fabric Roundup 1

I have a huge passion for most things vintage. At one point, I had plans to start a vintage rentals company until that dream clashed with moving into a house with less than 200 square feet. So I sold most of my vintage stuff except for the vintage china in storage that I just couldn’t part with.

When I started quilting, I was drawn to many of the vintage quilt fabrics. In one of my thrift store trips, I decided to check out their fabric section and found quite a few fabrics I loved. I haven’t quilted with any of them yet, but I have a few plans in mind. I’m guessing the fabric will be more delicate than new fabric so my current idea is to use vintage for just the front (or back) and use new high quality fabric on the other side to help stabilize.

I thought it would be fun to keep a record of the fabrics I’ve found, so here’s the first group:

I am in love with this fabric. I have a lot of it, so I’m thinking it would make a great backing for a baby quilt.
vintage flower fabric

I would love to do a black and white quilt top with vintage fabric.
vintage checker fabric

This has such a strong retro nautical feel to it, but I have no idea where I’ll use it.
vintage rope fabric