Daily Swatch: 5/18/08

This week is plaids, because I love vintage plaids and I don’t think they get the love they deserve. First, I’ll spam you with all the plaids from my collection then branch out to what’s in the shops and in other people’s collections.

Plaid Seersucker

Black, Red, and White Plaid

Best Plaid Ever
This one might look familiar

Pink and Green Dominoes

Pink Plaid

Red, White, Blue Plaid

vintage fabric - navy and gold plaid


  1. Nanette says:

    I love plaid. I made a quilt that was (supposed to be) all plaid and check from a vintage quilt recreation. It was super hard to find quilting weight plaids and its a huge quilt. I did have some vintage fabrics but not as many as I wish I’d have had.http://fredashive.blogspot.com/2008/04/mosaic-squares.html

    I wish I would have had some of the ones you display for my quilt.

  2. Jenna says:

    I totally agree with you about the plaid. I think many designers make plaids to go with their collections, but they are very hard to find for purchase.

  3. Kim says:

    I LOVE that bottom plaid. Is it my imagination, or are vintage plaids just so much funkier and more complex than modern ones? Maybe I just haven’t seen that many outside of J.Crew madras prints and such. (Are plaid and madras even the same thing? Hmmm…)