Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Uses for Vintage Fabric

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!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas  

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