Judy Roche & Corienne Kramer: Peddler’s Pack Civil War Collection

Peddler's Pack: A Civil War Collection

Civil war reproductions aren’t normally my thing but I do know beautiful fabric when I see it. I mean, who doesn’t love pink + brown? This is the Peddler’s Pack Civil War Collection by Judy Roche & Corienne Kramer for Henry Glass. Liza Prior Lucy of the Kaffe Fassett Collective was kind enough to send this stack my way.

Peddler's Pack: A Civil War Collection

Since I don’t know much about fabrics from the Civil War era, I wrote to designer Corienne Kramer to tell me a bit about Peddler’s Pack. She said:

This is a group of reproduction fabrics from the era 1850-70 (third quarter of the 19th century). Judy and I have a large collection of antique quilts, a couple of bureaus of antique fabrics and we select a group of the time period that the company wants, color them appropriate for the time period we are representing. The Civil War Period is popular with customers even though fabric production was not at its peak (they were busy fighting a war and trying to keep their lives at home somewhat together, eat and such) so as we do now, they used fabrics from their stash on hand, from a little earlier in time.

What about you? Are you into pre-1900 reproductions?

{Thanks Liza!}


  1. amanda says:

    I’m not usually into those fabrics either, but that pack is very nice! Also I love the Ann Hermes quilts that have been in American Patchwork and Quilting over the past few months – http://www.flickr.com/photos/amandasan/3236153850/
    I contacted her about what fabrics she uses and they are mostly vintage which makes me kind of sad because I love her quilts and I wish I could just buy the fabric from my local fabric store!!!

  2. My favorite season is autumn and for some reason civil war prints always remind me of autumn days, I have no idea why! Maybe its the darker color palettes?! I love this bundle to bits, do you have any plans for it yet? I always look at my local fabric shops (scottie dog quilts in eureka, ca) awesome civil war prints but I’m not sure how to use them in a quilt that is simple, modern and fresh!? Any ideas?!

  3. Rhea says:

    I have a thing for the pink and brown repro’s, too! But, ONLY the pink and browns. They are lovely. It’s very exciting to find that you have this exact same quirk as well!

  4. I love these fabrics. I live in an old house (early 19th century) and I am always looking for interesting reproduction fabrics that might work for a quilt or household item. I want something that feels authentic and harmonious without being too “ye olde fabric.” I also like to combine these vintage patterns with more modern furnishings and details. Thanks for showing this beautiful collection!

  5. Jan Nellis says:

    I happen to love the Civil War fabrics. I love to study that time in history. I feel like the fabrics help me understand more about the people of the time.

  6. Missy Ann says:

    I’m into that paisley print on the bottom (last photo). I’m head over heels for it. Gotta go get me some!

  7. Barbara says:

    Probably half of the fabric I have and quilts I’ve made use Civil War reproduction fabrics. Brown and Pinks are very popular and the fabrics above are great looking. Civil War fabrics have been very popular for quite a few years.

    The queen of repros is probably Judy Rothermel who designs for Marcus Brothers – you’ll find fabrics and ideas for quilts on their site. Bonnie Blue Fabrics also designs Civil War fabrics. Margo at Reproduction fabrics http://www.reproductionfabrics.com has fabric that covers several eras, along with Civil War. There are many other designers and fabric lines available.

  8. Vanessa says:

    I agree, I’m more Amy Butler and Anna Maria, but the Civil War and historical prints are also alluring. One thing that’s great about these is they lend themselves a bit more to a project you can work on for a man. In my never-ending queue is a quilt for my husband with these types of prints (sans the pink fabrics, of course). These are quite a beautiful pick!