Vintage fabrics are fun to collect, but you may be asking yourself, "What can I do with them?"
I really enjoy my collection. Modern fabrics are great, too, but the vintage has a special feeling to it. They are like a link to the past, a clue of days gone by. You could enjoy vintage fabrics by simply putting them on display in your home, in a child's rocking chair, as above, or filling some baskets, draped over a bookshelf edge. Simply adding some vintage fabrics and a few quilts to an antique cabinet will add character and charm to your home.
You could also collect vintage fabrics to add to your stash. I love this blues collection. It has a subdued elegance, with the small floral prints, and pretty dots. You could use this fat quarter bundle as the anchor for a new quilt. Perhaps a small wall hanging, or a table topper for your kitchen. Mix it up with some whites and get a classic look.
The images on vintage fabrics also make great design ideas. Perhaps an antique floral print could be transformed into a newer, modern, applique design. The colors or prints could be the spark of a new idea, or decorating scheme for your home. Are you longing to create a nostalgic Halloween, or Christmas this year? How about a special apron for holiday baking? Vintage fabrics are a great way to start.
Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!
Jennifer Schifano Thomas