Dating vintage quilt fabric
PAAQT members: Our membership application mentions American Quilter’s Society, an Accredited (AM from ASA or ISA) or Certified (CFA; Senior Member from ASA or CAPP from ISA) or a certificate of membership from AAA.Proof of membership and certification must be supplied when first applying.Applying crepeline silk on a c.1860s Old Italian Block quilt: Don’t do anything that can’t be undone.- When patching, don't remove the old, worn fabrics.- Keep all your knots in the new fabrics you are applying to avoid making knot-size holes in the older fabrics. - This includes careful storage, gentle cleaning, and so on.These things are sooooo much easier than sad and difficult repairs down the road.For a romantic, feminine quilt, get inspired by Shabby Fabrics’ vast selection of floral fabric.From elegant roses to delicate lilies to vibrant flower arrangements, Shabby Fabrics has a full range of 100% cotton floral fabric.
A pleasing visual presentation takes second place to maintaining the historic information embodied in the quilt.
never agitate in the washer, don't use stain removers - Vacuuming to remove dust is the safest.
- Old fabrics should never be handled as if they were new.
All quilts, not just “museum-quality” quilts, hold valuable information.
In a hundred years, there may be only a few quilts from the 1940s left intact.