Posts tagged ‘1930s Fabrics’

Borderline Fabrics

Borderline FabricsĀ is a London textile company producing “an eclectic collection of prints and weaves from 1730 to the present day for the upholstery and curtain trade.” This beautiful design from the 1930s by E.Q. Nicholson isĀ called Black Goose, and it is available in blue and brown colorways on 100% linen. The U.S. distributor is Lucy [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Robert Kaufman – Story Time!

Last but absolutely not least, two storybook-themed collections introduced by Robert Kaufman this season. The next iteration of the ongoing Dr. Seuss fabrics will be Oh The Places You’ll Go! The wonderful Darlene Zimmerman has Mother’s Melodies, centered around a vintage nursery rhyme book (complete with panel print) and supported by lots of sweet and [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: P&B Textiles – Adeline by Nancy Mahoney

Adeline is a new 30s reproduction collection by Nancy Mahoney for P&B. Ms. Mahoney is a quilter, teacher, author, and designer. She has designed over a dozen fabric collections with P&B, and this is something like her 5th or 6th 30s collection. What a great mix of prints. If you’re loving the dress below as [...]

Interview: Darlene Zimmerman on Betty Dear, Feedsacks, and More

Most people know Darlene Zimmerman from her enormously popular, feedsack-inspired collections for Robert Kaufman, but this tour de force (and very lovely lady) also happens to be a designer of patterns and quilting tools, a published textile historian, an in-demand leader of quilting workshops, and a very accomplished quilter. We are grateful that she found [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Lecien Old New 1930s

Here’s a closer look at Lecien’s Old New Fabric Collection 1930s, which I covered at Quilt Market last October. The Fat Quarter Shop seems to have the best selection at the moment — I’m surprised it’s not in more shops. Aren’t we all suckers for strawberries? See the complete collection archived on Flickr. Related posts: [...]

Windham Fabrics: Feedsack V: c.1930s

(Feed readers: Please click over to see the slideshow if it’s not visible. I’m trying out a new slideshow generator — what do you think?) Windham Fabrics has a feedsack reproduction series, the most recent of which is Feedsack V (though I can’t find evidence anywhere of Feedsack IV — is that because that could [...]

Daily Swatch: Silk Week

1930s Schiaparelli newsprint silk fabric, from magoovintage (shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Silk Week Daily Swatch: Silk Week Daily Swatch: Silk Week Daily Swatch: Silk Week Daily Swatch: Silk Week

Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings

Houses and flowers, c.1930, on Donnaflower.com (sold out). This is a lovely vintage cotton fabric from the USA. Lovely images of houses, farms and florals in shades of green, blue, red and black on a white background. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings Daily Swatch: Houses and Buildings Daily [...]

Urban Chiks: Sweet

(feed readers: please click over to see the slideshow, if you don’t mind!) I want to know more about Urban Chiks, who design for Moda. The website doesn’t name names, but says: These two young designers each bring something very different to the drawing board. One has a background in fashion and a flare for [...]